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Assistant Operations Manager - Ft Wayne
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The Millcraft Group | Fort Wayne, IN
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Job Description


Millcraft Paper Company is a privately-owned business headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with a thriving division in Ft. Wayne. At nearly 100 years and going strong, we are now in our fourth generation as a family-owned company.

At Millcraft, fresh ideas are encouraged. We balance working smart and having fun; we focus on growth, diversification and continuous learning; and we recognize and reward accomplishments!

We have a great career opportunity at our Ft. Wayne division for an Assistant Operations Manager.

The primary responsibility is to manage and oversee the day to day functions within the distribution center in establishing and maintaining efficient and effective processes in the flow of merchandise in and out of the facility. The Asst. Manager is responsible to assure growth, diversification and learning among all Operations team members.


  • Oversee all operational activities of the distribution center (DC) in order to manage and improve the flow of inventory in and out of the facility. Includes receiving, picking, packing, shipping, transportation, and others.
  • Ability to manage a total operation to meet productivity and safety targets.
  • Recruit, train, coach, develop, and lead all employees to encourage professional growth and great performance. Close interaction with all associates in an intense and fun environment.
  • Make recommendations to increase sales, decrease expenses and improve profitability.
  • Coordinate and communicate with other divisions and support departments and stores to ensure that the right product is in the right place at the right time. We need your eyes and ears!
  • Ensure that all loss prevention and security guidelines are followed.
  • Support and drive operational changes and build a learning culture.
  • Set expectations and hold team accountable.
  • Participate in the annual performance evaluation process with input and suggestions for improved performance, skills gaps and opportunities for training, attendance, participation in and recognition of safety, and others.
  • Together with Human Resources, manage all employee relations issues from onset through to solutions and resolution.
  • Promote and support our core values.
  • Participate or lead in training initiatives.
  • Prevent workplace incidents and injuries through training, safe work standards, a clean workplace free from debris and litter, and others. Participate in and/or oversee first reports of injury, investigations, assessing root causes, and implementing necessary improvements in support a safe work environment.
  • Manage the company's time and attendance system with regard to editing, auditing and approving non-exempt employees' hours worked. Understands and complies with Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division as communicated and managed by Millcraft's Human Resources and Operations leadership team.
  • Support the effective use of Millcraft's ERP system (Microsoft Axapta 2012) and provide training and retraining to all Operations employees.


  • 5-10 years of management experience, preferably in a distribution environment.
  • Experience in a paper and/or packaging environment is beneficial.
  • Technically oriented. Daily use of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word. Warehousing - advanced warehouse systems highly preferred including RF.
  • Effective time management, organizational, motivating, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task - we run a lean operation and this skill is essential.
  • Great interpersonal skills - relationship building.
  • A followed leader.
  • Advanced math skills.
  • Great listener; great communicator.
  • Proven commitment to safety and wellness in the workplace.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. and participate in manual activities - for training purposes and other.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location