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Operations Manager

Requisition Number: NJ-14179
Area of Interest: Operations
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: New Jersey
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:

Sunday through Thursday: 7:00am to 3:30pm

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading and developing their own team of Williams-Sonoma Associates with a focus on motivating, mentoring, and coaching. This individual is accountable for engaging their team during a shift to maintain the highest levels of safety, quality, attendance, and performance. The person in this role will need to be able to show strong leadership, the ability to address budgetary objectives and the desire to equip their team with the tools needed for success. The Operations Manager will ensure that daily departmental goals are met using a People First philosophy to achieve established objectives in Safety, Service, Quality, and Cost.

Since it was founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams' single store in Sonoma, California, into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some of the best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and west elm. That growth continues today. Our Global Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company and key to its success. Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery -- and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement -- our Supply Chain Organization is just the place for you. We employ thousands in our regional distribution operations and in our over 600 retail stores, customer care centers and corporate headquarters. That's why we work hard to support the community, including the institutions that are important to our employees, such as St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital which we proudly support in its mission to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Operational responsibility for JSB Customer Service and DSD
* Ownership of waving and reporting for the ECDC campus to include DTC and RTL
* Responsible for specific service metrics related to safety, service, quality, and cost
* Manage the productivity, accuracy, and efficiency of the DC operation -- meeting all required metrics, and setting new standards at the operation progresses -- driving continuous improvement and customer service
* Provide leadership, direction, management, training, and guidance to associates in the Outbound Department, keeping Williams-Sonoma's Mission, Vision, and Values in mind
* Accountable for maintaining integrity for on-time shipments, people utilization, damages; provide periodic reports to multiple tiers within the organization, ensuring accurate communication
* Communicating policies to associates and act as the primary information source for the team, maintaining compliance and consistency and taking corrective action when needed
* Directing and ensuring top service for internal/external customers
* Developing performance goals and objectives to ensure accuracy, quality and customer expectations are met
* Maintain health and safety standards within the distribution center and promote a positive health and safety culture onsite
* Direct and oversee job assignments and plan daily, weekly, monthly, and peak season labor schedules
* Achieving financial plans and budget objectives

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* A Bachelor's degree or 4 years of relevant distribution or manufacturing management/leadership experience
* Strong ability to communicate effectively (written or verbal), with excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills
* Must be highly organized and process oriented
* Must be able to learn multiple concepts quickly, and multi task on a regular basis
* Ability to complete multiple tasks consistently and on time
* Warehouse Management System experience
* Ability to adapt and change processes to keep pace with the evolving business requirements
* Strong technical skills included but not limited to Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelors or Master's degree in Business, Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or related field is strongly preferred
* 6+ years of management experience in a manufacturing, production or distribution environment
* Exposure to furniture distribution and/or big box distribution is a plus
* Solid understanding of Safety and OSHA standards
* Exceptional organizational and time management skills to successfully respond to urgent situations.
* Six Sigma/lean experience preferably in a distribution/warehouse environment
* Bilingual in Spanish is preferred

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.