Operations Director

Petersburg, VA 23803

Posted: 04/05/2024 Industry: Operations Job Number: 2401 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly experienced and dynamic DC Director. The ideal candidate will possess a four-year degree, a proven track record of leadership in distribution center or warehousing environments, and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. The Distribution Center Director will oversee all operations within the distribution center, which is expected to have over 500 employees.


  • Lead and manage all aspects of the distribution center's operations to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with company standards and procedures.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives to optimize performance, streamline processes, and achieve operational objectives.
  • Hire, train, mentor, and motivate a large team of employees, including department managers and supervisors.
  • Establish and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to track productivity, quality, safety, and customer service metrics.
  • Monitor and analyze operational performance data to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departments, including logistics, transportation, and customer service, to ensure seamless coordination and communication.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, including safety, environmental, and labor laws.
  • Develop and manage the distribution center's budget, including labor costs, equipment expenses, and operational expenditures.
  • Implement and maintain inventory control procedures to minimize shrinkage and ensure accurate inventory levels.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement throughout the distribution center.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, logistics, supply chain management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive leadership experience in distribution center or warehousing operations, including at least 3 years in a senior management role.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively manage and inspire a large team.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and strategic thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of distribution center operations, including receiving, storage, picking, packing, and shipping processes.
  • Familiarity with warehouse management systems (WMS) and other technology solutions used in distribution center operations.
  • Proven track record of driving operational excellence and achieving key performance targets.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and weekends as needed to support the needs of the business.

Additional Information

Email: cpaisley@irgsolution.com

Subject: Director of Operations- Petersburg, VA

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