Operations Manager - Bedford Park

Maersk Bedford Park , IL 60499

Posted 2 weeks ago

Operations Manager - Bedford Park, IL

ILLocalSupply Chain/Logistics OperationsRef.: DC-204643At Damco Distribution Services we are experts at warehousing, distribution, and transportation.

Your shoes were likely made in China. Have you ever wondered how it got to your local retailer? Or, what's in that shipping container going down your local highway? At Damco Distribution Services, we know. In fact, we facilitate the deconsolidation and movement of freight across all of US and Canada every single day.

Working as an independent business unit, Damco Distribution Services is part of the Maersk group of companies. It is financially affiliated to one of the world's largest and most respected transportation and logistics organizations. Formerly known as Maersk Distribution, Damco Distribution has provided customized distribution solutions for over 25 years. Each client's supply chain is evaluated to optimize efficiency from factory production, all the way to end user delivery. The goal is not only to minimize lead times but also to minimize inventory levels and costs, thus making the client's business more flexible. Our warehouse network spans from East to West Coasts of the United States and in Canada, with a workforce of some 650 employees. Services include transloading and automated sortation, cross-docking, DC bypass, replenishment, drayage management, and inland transportation. The company stands by its brand attributes of: Passion for Customers, Dedication to Service Delivery, Differentiation and Energized People.

We OfferWorking at Damco Distribution Services brings a unique blend of being part of a conglomerate with rich heritage and an exuberant, enthusiastic, fast-paced logistics company. We believe in encouraging our employees to learn, take risks, and grow their career. You bring your hands-on work ethic, positive attitude and strong leadership skills. We provide you with a range of unique opportunities from operations to customer service that will accelerate your development in one of the world's leading logistics companies which is part of a Fortune 500 global organization.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages which include but are not limited to:

  • A competitive salary

  • A comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

  • A 401k Retirement Plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • And More

Key ResponsibilitiesThe Operations Manager is responsible for operations within the facility. This includes being accountable for the business operations, establishment of production standards and operations/services provided within the facility. This position is also responsible for managing, evaluating and mentoring Assistant Managers, Supervisors and Associates. Accurate and timely tracking of internal and external reports including, but not limited to, safety, production, resource allocation, cost and load/unload accuracy is part of the required key performance indicators. The ability to solve problems and articulate issues with both senior managers and direct reports is essential.

  • Oversee and direct the facility operations to achieve the highest level of safety, productivity, and customer service with a focus constantly on cost and efficient use of labor

  • Constant focus on the cost of operational labor and ensure that man hours are held to a minimum

  • Understand and uphold financial responsibility for the daily production and labor (P&L) and train direct reports on understanding the P&L

  • Communicate Company information, goals and objectives within the Operations team

  • Ensure safety policies and practices are being adhered to and are fundamental to the Company culture

  • Ensure work procedures and work schedules are being adhered to and that corrective action is being taken within the facility operations

  • Promote collaboration within facility teams to work to provide creative and innovative ideas to improve operational productivity while maintaining a safe work environment

  • Participate and/or represent DDSI within various operations, safety, and labor related meetings

  • Ensure that reports, billing and labor payroll are timely and accurate

  • Responsible for safe and efficient use of facility equipment

  • Constant focus on the cost of operational labor and ensure that man hours are held to a minimum

  • Effectively communicate with other departments and managers to ensure the efficiency of the facility as a whole

  • Have constant dialog with the Assistant Managers and Supervisors on daily operational issues and events, in their absence report the same information to the Facility Manager

  • Meet customer and Company key performance metrics, goals and objectives

  • Responsible to cross train management staff as well as warehouse associates

  • Foster team environment within the facility and demonstrate strong leadership skills

  • Manage, evaluate and mentor Assistant Managers and Supervisors

  • Supports the commitment to the Company's Core Values

  • Coordinate with Managers and Human Resources to ensure adherence to Company policies and procedures

  • Perform other job-related duties as required

Who we are looking for College degree preferred but not required

  • Strong candidates are assertive, adaptable and resilient

  • Must be a self-starter

  • Strong multi-tasking and problem solving abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player attitude

  • Proficient with systems (i.e.: Microsoft products; warehouse management systems, etc)

  • Flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs


Last application date: 07 May 2019.



For further information, please contact: .damco.comThe purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the generic functions/tasks associated with this position. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent might differ from those outlined here and additional duties may be assigned at the manager's discretion. The position description details as outlined below are also subject to change and may be reassigned at any time.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General office setting, typically the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work, usually at a computer terminal with short breaks and/or lunch period. There may be bending/stooping, reaching above shoulder level, walking; standing; carrying of light items such as papers, books or packages of up to 25 pounds. In the warehouse setting, employee may be walking, standing and/or loading goods for long periods of time. The ability to bend/stoop, reach above shoulder level, walk; stand; carry of light to heavy goods weighing up to 50 pounds is required. Should be able to hear & speak clearly using phone / headset to communicate with customers; be able to navigate, view & enter information on the computer. At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need. May need to travel across US & Canada, international.

Relocation Not Available; Must have US work authorization

Damco Distribution Services Inc.

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion and religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, military and veteran status, citizenship status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

Damco is one of the world's leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freightforwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has about 11,000 employees working in more than 300 offices around the world and a global presence in about 100 countries. Damco is part of the Maersk Group. More information about Damco can be found on www.damco.com.


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