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Operations Manager

Company: Bluelinx Corporation
Location: Monroe
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

WE ARE BlueLinx (NYSE: BXC), a leading wholesale distributor of building and industrial products in the United States with over 70,000 branded and private-label SKUs, and a broad distribution footprint servicing 40 states. BlueLinx has a differentiated distribution platform with a value-driven business model and extensive cache of products across the building products industry.

Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia BlueLinx has over 2,000 associates and distributes its comprehensive range of structural and speciality proucts to approximately 15,000 national, regional and local dealers, as well as specialty distributors, national home centers and industrial and manufactured housing customers. Teamwork, integrity, and continuous improvement drive our culture which emphasizes safety and customer service. Apply now and join the BlueLinx team today!

Position Purpose Summary:

Bluelinx is growing, and we are looking for a Operations Manager for our Monroe, LA branch. This is an opportunity to further develop and advance your career in this highly marketable business segment. You will have the opportunity to oversee the daily business dealings with our local branch. We are looking for a person who understands the importance of being a strong relationship builder, comfortable in leading a knowledgeable group of people and is comfortable working across the organization - with customers, with suppliers and with employees.

The Operations Manager has responsibility for managing a staff of DOT CDL Drivers, Administrative Support, Material Handlers within an assigned geographical area. Strong communication skills and a passion for safety is key to this person's success. The Operations Manager oversees the delivery of our product to our clients in a timely and safe manner.

Why BLUELINX? We Offer

* Competitive pay, with opportunities for growth
* Compehensive Benefits Package: Health, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance & 401K Match
* 3 weeks Paid Time Off

BlueLinx is one of America's largest distributors of building products - come grow with us!

BlueLinx is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Veterans/Disabled

Responsibilities

* Collaborate with and foster a good working relationship with Sales and Administrative functions
* Safety - Ensures a safe workplace for associates and visitors.
* Compliance - Ensures compliance in all federal, state, and locals laws pertaining to employment, safety, and DOT regulations.
* Manages a distribution center by providing excellent customer service support and using supply chain fundamentals (right product, right place, right time, every time) while controlling logistics, workforce management, indirect and operating costs.
* Customer Service - Fills orders accurately, safely, on time and without damage.
* Efficiency - Manages material handling and delivery operations using productivity metrics.
* Expense - Manages labor expense. Performs cycle counts and physical inventory according to accounting guidelines.
* Talent - Leads teams of materials handlers and drivers; selects/hires; develops objectives; coaches and evaluates performance.
* Ensures direct reports obtain applicable safety, compliance, and job training and development opportunities to enhance performance, development, and contributions to the company. Holds direct reports accountable for individual and team performance.
* Addresses performance issues appropriately and timely. May need to manage under the terms of a CBA
* Establish strong relationships with clients that will provide opportunities to grow sales and solidify BlueLinx's partnership for long term profitability.
* May be responsible for delivery of large volumes of assigned product to targeted accounts in geographical area.
* Ensures effective product performance and promotes good customer and supplier relations.
* Promotes existing products, as well as presents new product opportunities to drive sales and profits.
* Knowledge of products, market drivers, competitors, sales environment, and store workings.
* Develops and builds relationships with internal business units including branches, replenishment/supply chain team, product management, and Branch Sales and operations team

Qualifications

* Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or active in the vaccination process (first shot received or scheduled to be received) to be considered for this opportunity. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.
* 5-+ years experience with BS / BA or equivalent industry experience preferred.
* Supervisory experience in a distribution/manufacturing operation.
* Solid Leadership skills - communication, employee engagement and goal expectations.
* Ability to teach and lead an engaged team in a structured process environment.
* Process improvement and operating efficiency competency.
* Branch operations and systems knowledge.
* Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant tools / technology.
* Self-motivated, high energy, persistent, and sense of urgency
* Proven track record of operations success - ability to drive motivate the employee to preform at their top level.
* Demonstrated success in problem solving - must be creative, innovative
* Ability to organize and prioritize and work cross functionally
* Superior Interpersonal skills - proficient in both written and verbal communications
* Working knowledge of assigned product line (lumber), customer support/service, products and inventory management.
* Possesses well developed consultative selling skills, negotiation and communication skills.
* Experienced in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Keywords: Bluelinx Corporation, Monroe , Operations Manager, Executive , Monroe, Louisiana

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