Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger's distribution centers and branches worldwide.
Responsible for the operations of a specific process in a high volume, order fulfillment, multi shift distribution center. Manage all functions to ensure timely and accurate product receipt, order fulfillment and the optimization of resources and processes. Manage processes to ensure compliance with Company policies/procedures, continual process improvement and drive employee initiatives to create and promote an environment where employees are engaged, empowered, and committed to the success of the Company.
Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing Championship Team Values and Performance Drivers.
Support DC wide strategic plan programs and activities.
Utilize LEAN tools and processes.
Tend and analyze process variations and exceptions resulting in lower than expected performance (e.g. productivity, safety, quality, cycle time).
Ability to evaluate and determine ROI on projects and process improvements.
Support the DC Management Team in the implementation of projects within function of responsibility or other departments on the floor.
Ensure that all assigned projects and deliverables (i.e. action items, process improvements and other duties as assigned) are completed per the commitment date.
Ensure compliance with Company, OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations and other governmental agencies.
Ensure timely communication of issues that may impact quality, production, cycle time or employee safety.
Ensure 100% compliance with established department processes and procedures.
Effectively lead the department's employees by creating/sharing a common vision/direction and an understanding of the organizations strategy.
Support development goals, conduct recognition and disciplinary action for employees, and facilitate employee success. Monitor and enhance employees' individual performance through clearly defined expectations, training, coaching and counseling to achieve required results
3 5 years leadership experience in a high volume, multi shift, order fulfillment distribution center
Undergraduate degree in business management, logistics, material management or related field
Develop and maintain positive employee relations. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to directly supervise a team of non-exempt associates.
Use of LEAN, DMAIC, Six Sigma tools and programs.
Attract, retain, motivate, develop and recognize a team of diverse individuals.
Aptitude for working with production, financial or other statistical data to analyze performance and results.
May be required to manage multiple departments.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively
Analytical, problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to drive results
Position requires occasional travel to other DCs, corporate office and field location
Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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W.W. Grainger, Inc.