Area Manager/Operations Manager Supply Chain- 2nd shift

Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. - Dillon, SC

The Area Manager supervises associates and manages the day to day operations of an assigned area within a distribution center. The position achieves results (operation, financial & service results) through directing and supporting the activities of Associates who perform various distribution center operating functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Select, orient, train, coach, counsel and discipline Associates
Educate and develop Associates to increase their capabilities and job performance as well as to follow and maintain established company, federal, state and local policies and procedures
Ensure associates attend all training/cross-training on the day and time scheduled and otherwise ensure 100% compliance with equipment operator and cross-training goals
Schedule departmental trainers for new hire orientation and new hire on the job training
Communicate values, strategies, objectives, and assigning accountabilities
Maintain positive and productive continuity with each Associate and their work teams
Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
Create a climate of openness, trust and respect for each Associate
Plan, monitor, appraise, and manage performance results
Enforce systems, policies, procedures and productivity standards and ensure corrective actions are administered for all violations and then submitted to HR for record keeping as well as work with temporary staffing service onsite management to ensure temporary associates similarly held accountable
Investigate all equipment incidents and document Incident Reports as well as schedule all Situational Management meetings and implement all countermeasures and corrective actions in a timely manner
Maintain and keep accurate staff attendance, vacation, personal time off, sickness, funeral, and other attendance standards
Manage operation to meet the financial targets and assigned service levels assigned
Identify and explain budget & service level variances, identify corrective actions
Evaluate & recommend process changes to improve efficiencies, safety, etc.
Establish daily and weekly priorities and production plans
Schedule Associates and assigning work as well as monitor and revise schedules and work
Research, compile, initiate, sort and analyze production performance records and data
Resolve and report production issues
Ensure the work environment is maintained in a clean & safe status
Report and respond to any unsafe and unclean work environments and violations
Ensure associates have the proper tools to perform their duties
Ensure equipment is maintained, identify needed repairs and ensure that equipment gets repaired in a timely manner
Ensure Associates are properly trained & certified to operate equipment
Evaluate new equipment and techniques for process improvements
Initiate, lead and participate in special projects
Be open to new ideas and ways to achieve results
Demonstrate a willingness to learn other areas of the distribution center operations
Develop managerial and leadership competencies by participating in all company-sponsored education workshops and leadership development training, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional organizations
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job

Supervisory Responsibility
Direct: Non-Exempt Employees