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Operations Director Designate

McLane Company Sturtevant Full-Time
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***This is a training/transitionary position.  Hire will be expected to relocate to another location where an Operations Director position is available.
This position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance for DC operational functions, including, but not limited to: Transportation, Warehousing, facilities management, building layout, racking and systems, inventory management, and quality assurance. Must plan, organize, manage and support the projects and activities required for the DC with the training, tools, facilities and equipment necessary to support growth, QA compliance and continuous improvement towards productivity and service levels. This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the development of and implementation of overall business practices, financial performance, operational compliance, customer satisfaction, teammate development, and growth of the business unit.
Other duties may be assigned.  A teammate in this position must have the ability to:
* Participate in the development of overall business planning and supply chain planning strategies and develop explicit goals and strategies closely linked to the overall business planning and supply chain process.
* Maintain good and effective Teammate morale and communications.
* Coordinate with Corporate Operations Support staff on strategies to improve service levels and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
* Coordinate with the functions of procurement and inventory management and maintain an effective liaison with corporate support departments.
* Lead Transportation and Warehousing departments.
* Responsible for compliance of receiving and inventory procedures; dotted line responsibility for inventory control function.
* Provide the necessary leadership to the location, determine the human resources needs and provide the management necessary to enhance performance through the effective utilization of teams.
* Communicate the status of activities and results on an ongoing basis. Ensure all affected location and functional interests are represented and addressed.
* Apply existing or lead change in Business Practices and Technology.
* Develop/recommend alterations to procedures and best practices where warranted.
* Lead business unit direction and development.
* Maintain industry expertise and continued involvement in industry leadership organizations, staying focused on industry expectations, trends and governmental regulations.
* Technology: Oversee all technology needs and improvements.
* Effectively administer, monitor, control and develop systems and policies necessary to achieve effective distribution expense control.
* Understand, articulate and execute all QA criterion set forth in supply chain processes.
A teammate in this position must have:
* Bachelor Degree Preferred
* 5+ years experience in all facets of Foodservice Distribution Industry. Preferably in QSR sector.
* Accounting, planning and analytical responsibilities a must.
* Preferred experience with AS 400 systems, JDE, EXCEL, Microsoft Word, and Access programs; XATA, PeopleNet or similar programs.
* Detailed understanding of financial statements and resulting cost implications.
* Ability to identify financial issues and provide cost effective solutions.
* Ability to use IT systems to generate and evaluate key performance data.
* Experience with multi-shift, 6-7 day operations.
* Management experience of large DC and driver workforces (200+).
* Sound human relations skills including the ability to listen, influence, motivate and direct activities of staff.
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, inside and outside customers, vendors, Teammates, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
* Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with customers (100+, comprising 1000-2000 stores). Maintain high visibility with major customers, co-ops, and corporate customers.
* Exemplary McLane core values of respect, honesty, and integrity.
* Minimum 4-year degree in logistics, business, accounting, or a related field.
* The environment encompasses all areas of a DistributionCenter.



McLane offers competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD/LTD and 401(k).
Candidates must pass a background check, drug screen and other job requirements.
McLane is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

Skills required

Ensure Compliance
Problem Solving
Provide Direction
Team Building
Execute Strategy
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McLane is one of the most successful supply chain services companies in the US for 3 simple reasons – we hire, foster and promote the most talented and passionate teammates on the planet. 

Beyond competitive pay and outstanding benefits, we strive to create an environment for success, where Teammates can truly grow personally and professionally. That’s why the average tenure at McLane is close to 10 years and the majority of our leadership teams have been promoted from within.

We have a winning, growth-driven culture that focuses on the best and the brightest teammates. It’s also why our customers are some of the largest and most respected retailers in America, and the brands we deliver every single day are the ones you know and love.

At McLane there is a sense of pride and dedicated spirit among our teammates that comes from an environment of family and community. We recognize our teammates’ contributions with competitive pay, extensive benefits, industry-leading 401k profit sharing, professional development and much more. And we recognize the communities in which we operate by giving back. Nothing demonstrates this concept more than our dedication to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In the past 28 years, our Teammates have collectively helped raise more than 90 million dollars to provide comfort, treatment and hope to individuals in the communities in which they work.

Be a part of something bigger. Make a difference in your life and someone else’s by joining the McLane team today.

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