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Senior Manager, Warehouse Operations - Outbound - Louisville

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: LOUISVILLE, KY, US, 40299-1919 LOUISVILLE, KY, US, 40219-3629

Company: Grainger Businesses

Senior Manager, Distribution Operations - Outbound

About Grainger:


Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money. 


We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual.  Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:


You will provide direct leadership of up to 4 exempt direct reports and indirect leadership of a large non-exempt employee population in an outbound operations of a high volume, order fulfillment, multi-shift distribution center. You will oversee the function to ensure accurate product receipt, order fulfillment, and the optimization of resources and processes while operating within budget. Develop processes to ensure compliance and employee programs to promote an environment where employees are involved, empowered, and committed to the success of Grainger.


You will report to the Sr. Manager, Site Leader and this role is based in our Louisville, KY distribution center.  Relocation will also be provided if needed.


You Will:


  • Ensure goals related to operational performance, quality and positive employee relations are communicated and achieved through standardization, sharing of best practices, and continuous improvement.
  • Implement staffing strategies so we can fulfill shipping commitments to customers regardless of variations of workflow or business levels.
  • Create a dynamic workplace that effects positive employee relationships by developing employee engagement and recognition programs and ensuring all employees are treated fairly, with respect, and have the tools necessary to perform their jobs.
  • Provide coaching, feedback, and development to salaried managers this includes interviewing and training, assign and direct work, performance evaluations, and recognition and disciplinary action.
  • Develop procedures to improve inventory integrity and manage inventory throughput over $30 million and serving 100,000+ customers.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and training to ensure compliance with Company, OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations with emphasis on hazardous materials and power industrial equipment to reduce work-related injury/illnesses, property damage and workers compensation cost.


You Have:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, and Operations or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years progressively responsible management experience in a high volume, multi-shift operation dealing with large employee populations.
  • Experience leading exempt-level leaders


Rewards and Benefits:


With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DE&I Statement:


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.