Warehouse Manager - Minooka, IL

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: MINOOKA, IL, US, 60447-9998

Company: Grainger Businesses

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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 oversee our Outbound Corral team in a high volume, order fulfillment, multi shift distribution center. You will oversee up to 4 salaried supervisors and provide indirect leadership to a large non-exempt (up to 100) employees. You will manage a function to ensure accurate product receipt, order fulfillment and the optimization of resources and processes resulting in products provided to customers on time and operating costs and process efficiencies are met. Manage processes to ensure compliance with procedures, identify process improvements, and promote employee programs to create and promote an environment where employees are engaged and empowered.


This position is based out of our Minooka, IL Distribution Center and reports to the Sr. Manager.


  • Use production, safety, quality, cycle time, financial, and other important data to analyze performance and identify process variations or exceptions resulting in lower than expected performance and communicate issues to leadership team 

  • Support Distribution Center wide projects and help ensure all deliverables (e.g. action items, process improvements) are completed by the commitment date 

  • 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 

  • Commit to employee feedback and development process for salaried supervisors this may include interviewing and training, assign and direct work, supporting development goals, provide feedback, complete performance evaluations, and recognition and disciplinary action 

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and the use LEAN, DMAIC, Six Sigma tools and programs and implement solutions to improve results and operations excellence 

  • Emphasize training and implement audit systems to eliminate process variation or discrepancies and to ensure compliance with Company, and other governmental agencies (e.g. OSHA, DOT, and EPA) 


You Have: 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, and Operations or equivalent experience 

  • 3+ progressively responsible management experience in a high volume, multi-shift operation dealing with large employee populations. 


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 

  • Generous 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.