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Area Manager

Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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


Job Qualifications - Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent with 5 years or more of related experience as an individual contributor; Bachelor's degree plus two or more years of experience supervising production personnel (ideally in Distribution) preferred
Intermediate level experienced with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong influence and motivational skills
Multi-tasking skills
Knowledge of business concepts (DC operations management concepts preferred)
Knowledge of supervisory & leadership skills

Leadership - Models the Company's values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives.

Communication - Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely.

Initiative - Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations.

Problem-solving/Decision-making - Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts.

Planning & Organization - Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met.

Policy Compliance - Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others.

Physical Requirements

stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
lift 50 pounds

The candidate must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

Keywords: Harbor Freight Tools, Moreno Valley , Area Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Moreno Valley, California

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