Area Manager-Supply Chain

Harbor Freight Tools

Joliet, IL, United States, IL

Joliet, IL, United States, IL
30+ days ago


Joliet, IL, United States


Job Description

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

About the Company

Harbor Freight Tools

Harbor Freight Tools is a privately-owned, high growth multi-channel retailer and leader in providing high quality tools at the lowest prices in the industry. Founded in 1977, the company currently operates over 550 stores nationwide, offering a wide breadth of tools and related items in Automotive, Air and Power Tools, Shop and for the Home.

The company is committed to invest in and build “best practices” in everything from retail, to inventory, e-commerce, technology and merchandising. As such, it continues to seek out top-tier talent at all levels, looking for select high-energy professionals, who are creative problem-solvers and are seeking an environment which supports, nurtures and properly compensates talent and who have demonstrated a capacity to be top performers at their respective levels.

Harbor Freight Tools is a large company with a start-up feel that provides a collegial and collaborative culture dedicated to high achievement. We are committed to support and promote people based not on politics, but on their relative contribution, skill set and accomplishments. We are dedicated to generous pay for performance compensation and long-term careers. We also find that people who can combine personal accomplishment, leadership and a true commitment to teamwork thrive at our company.

10,000 employees or more