Area Manager (Warehouse Manager / Operations)

Tracy, CA posted on June 23

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Vee Goldsmith
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We have a great opportunity with growth potential for an Area Manager with Staff Management | SMX in Oakland, CA. The Area Manager is primarily responsible for reviewing the work forecasts, and determining productivity requirements, partnering with other managers to balance labor. In addition the role involves supporting all safety programs and OSHA compliance, and proactively identify and lead process improvement initiatives and Lean tools. Our exciting, fast-paced environment is a good fit for candidates with excellent multi-tasking skills. In this position, most of your time would be spent interacting with the client and employees, so exceptional communication and customer service skills are a must.

The typical schedule for this position involves flexibility with the understanding that weekends and/or overnight shifts regularly occur. 


  • Provide immediate front line customer service to management team, associate and clients.- Fulfilling our customers orders
  • Ensuring you have properly trained associates
  • Addressing associate needs
  • Participates in our client's meetings
  • Handle requests from client contacts
  • Handle associate relations activities, communications, and investigations
  • Work on special projects and performance incentive programs to help meet operational goals
  • Assist with reports by using MS Office applications

Additional Requirements

  • Lift and move totes up to 49 pounds each
  • Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head
  • Walking the Fulfillment Center and around area with great frequency; facilities are over a quarter mile in length
  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours
  • Should be able to work in environments with variable noise levels, lighting conditions and temperature variation
  • Able to access all areas of building (ascending and descending ladders, stairs, gangways safely and without limitations

Basic Qualifications

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Authorized to work in the U. S. without sponsorship
  • Experience with performance metrics, and process improvement (how, when, who)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, General Management or related field is a plus
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment
  • Adept at analytical work and the ability to motivate others in a deadline-driven environment
  • Basic understanding of Lean and Six Sigma processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • The ability to dive deep into data and provide thought-provoking, workable business solutions
  • 1-2 years management experience in a a manufacturing, production or distribution environment
  • Management of 20+ employees (including payroll, performance management, work-flow assignment)

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply now.

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