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Director of Operations at Bunzl

Director of Operations

Bunzl Fairfield, OH Full-Time
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The Director of Operations will create and ensure a safe workplace, promoting a culture of safety. This person will have accountability and ownership of the day-to-day management of multiple warehouse operations.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future. 

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude. 


  • Create and ensure a safe workplace and promote a culture of safety
  • Accountability and ownership of the day-to-day management of multiple warehouse operations
  • Demonstrate leadership competency, motivate and engage employees via in-person, telephone, and virtual methods
  • Maintain consistent presence throughout the market and provide responsiveness as if all employees were in the same location
  • Responsible for direct supervision of Warehouse Managers
  • Lead recruitment, onboarding, training and development while hiring top talent to improve the organization
  • Work closely with internal teams (Sales, Purchasing, Customer Service, and Accounting) to maximize profitability, efficiency, and customer satisfaction
  • Partner with leadership team to lead the business in achieving strong sales performance, profitability and working capital goals, implementing solutions-based strategies and consistency throughout the market
  • Partner with Finance to develop the operations budget and scorecard
  • Coordinate with the director of EHS to ensure safe, clean and sustainable operations
  • Drive operational excellence and repeatable processes by implementing a continuous improvement model
  • Recommend process improvements and enhancements to streamline the business, increase speed and enrich our value to the customer
  • Communicate often and effectively with facility teams and leaders on all issues to create an engaged work force
  • Initiate and drive consistency for the operations function throughout the market


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of formal ERP experience is required (Sage X3 and/or AS400 a plus)
  • Minimum 5+ years of prior warehouse and light production management experience
  • Order fulfillment, work order and WMS management experience
  • Lean experience preferred
  • Experience in OTR and ocean freight preferred
  • Requires travel - expected to be in each market location multiple times per year
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a geographically-dispersed team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate thinking, logic and decision-making rationale
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all parties involved with our business
  • International relations experience a plus
  • Positive attitude; willingness and ability to contribute to a positive work environment
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and internet research
  • Organized with a focus for details in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and be held accountable for business results
  • High degree of self-motivation and keen sense of urgency

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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