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United Natural Foods General Manager - Indianola, MS in Indianola, Mississippi

General Manager - Indianola, MS

United States of America, Mississippi, Indianola

Logistics / Warehouse Operations

Post Date Jan 13, 2021

Requisition # 128157

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Through a constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company, the Operations Manager is responsible for the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the facility has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiencies.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for the management of all departments or functional groups through subordinate Managers/Supervisors and for all personnel issues-including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.

  • Interaction with and responsibilities for Operations, Human Resources, Safety/Loss Prevention, and Inventory Control to drive results and deliver solutions.

  • Implements cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.

  • Manages capital asset maintenance. Controls and minimizes operating expenses.

  • Maintains existing facilities and equipment; replaces, or makes adjustments to warehouse facilities and equipment when necessary.

  • Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes to allow company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, and business goals and objectives.

  • Assumes responsibility for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes. Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the warehouse as required.

  • Collaborates with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel, designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of our organization.

  • Motivates and leads a high performance management team; attracts, recruits and retains required members of the team as needed; provides mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program.

  • Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the distribution center.

  • Works to develop and maintain productive business relations with vendors, suppliers, and all business partners. Ensures the OSHA requirements and all Federal and State Law and compliance are effectively implemented.

  • Ensures sanitation meets UNFI requirements for all areas of warehouse and fleet. Ensures forklifts, trailers, trucks, stackers, ladders, pallets, shelves, and Warehouse machinery are in safe operating condition.

  • Conducts performance appraisals. Provides measurable feedback to assigned personnel and suggestions for improved performance. Formulates and implements employee corrective actions as needed.

  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws, as well as all company policies.

  • Perform duties in accordance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures, as appropriate for location

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree preferred and/or equivalent related experience

  • Excellent understanding of Profit and Loss statements

  • Understanding of Customer Service and UNFI Service Goals

  • Understanding of Company operations

  • Knowledge of budgeting, supply contracts, and shipping requirements

  • Knowledge of corporate compliance, ethics policies and code of conduct

  • Understanding of Inventory Control and Management procedures

  • Understanding of Material Handling Equipment Operations and Maintenance

  • Knowledge of OSHA, HAACP and Sanitation standards

  • Knowledge of Safety and Loss Prevention

  • Understanding of DOT Regulations, Outbound Transportation systems and radio frequency systems

  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems

  • Demonstrated ability to lead at least one other department outside Operations (i.e. Inventory Control or SLP or both)

  • Five or more years of related experience with at least two or more years of leading both the Warehouse and Transportation departments

  • Previous Change Management experience.

  • Experience leading Cross Functional Teams

  • Experience leading projects

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time