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Grainger | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job Description

Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

Grainger has an exciting opportunity in our Plymouth,MN Distribution Center. This is a great opportunity to lead a growing team in a high
volume, order fulfillment, high tech automated distribution center while making a significant impact!
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years leadership experience in a high volume, fast paced, multi-shift distribution
center or equivalent military leadership experience; i.e. leading a large platoon, company or battalion. You will have the ability
to utilize your extensive and proven interpersonal, employee development and team building skills. You will be experienced in
LEAN, Six Sigma and have some exposure to project management. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize your leadership
experience directly guiding a team in a warehouse and distribution center with a Fortune 500 Company.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the process flow of a high volume, order fulfillment, multi-shift distribution center
• Manage all functions to ensure timely accurate product receipt, order fulfillment, and the optimization of resources and
processes
• Manage processes to ensure compliance with company policies/procedures, continual process improvement
Ensure the timeliness, quality and effectiveness of all processes performed within a given area of responsibility
• Develop and implement departmental changes enhancing workflow optimization
• Effectively lead the department’s employees by creating/sharing a common vision/direction and an understanding of the
organization’s strategy
• Works with the distribution center departments to enhance process flow of 3,000 to 7,000 customer orders per day and 5-15
inbound trailer receipts per day
• Ensure compliance with Company, OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations
• Hire, train and develop a staff of 20-60 employees in non-exempt positions
• Facilitate and/or lead quality excellence teams
• Ensures 100% Accountability of department’s physical assets (equipment, RF units, inventory, conveyors, etc.) are properly
controlled, protected, and utilized

 

Position Requirements:

At least 3 years of previous leadership experience in a high volume, multi-shift, order fulfillment distribution center dealing
with large employee populations. Experience directly leading individuals at the platoon or company level in the military;
focused on team member safety and development while performing in a time restricted environment.
- Self-motivated leader that is capable of balancing daily operational and individual team member concerns while also being
forward thinking, developing departmental strategies for continued success.
• Undergraduate degree in business, management, logistics, material management or a related field of study preferred.
• Experienced in LEAN and Six Sigma.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Proven training and employee development skills with a strong emphasis on team building.
• Proven process improvement experience and effective leadership skills.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive employee, customer and cross-functional team relations; actively engaged in team
member development.
• Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with the ability to drive results.
• Ensure compliance with Company, OSHA, DOT, and EPA regulations with particular emphasis on hazardous materials and
power industrial equipment requirements.
• Ability to travel occasionally to other Distribution Centers, field locations and the corporate office.


 

EEOC Statement

 

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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