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Department Manager eComm Warehouse - Full Time

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. - Port Reading, NJ

Posted on 06/10/20 (Ref: )

Department Manager eComm Warehouse - Port Reading, NJ - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Department Manager eComm Warehouse

Do you enjoy managing your team, problem-solving and, engaging with your associates? Are you looking for a growing company that values teamwork and associate development?  Join the E-Commerce bandwagon and advance your career in a leadership role in our growing eCommerce fulfillment center with our iconic brand! This position requires flexibility to work either 1st or 2nd shift and one weekend day.  Shifts options are:

  • Sunday - Wednesday start time 5am (Front Half Days) 
  • Wednesday - Saturday start time 5am (Back Half Days)
  • Wednesday - Saturday start time 12:30pm (Back Half Nights)

The eComm Warehouse Department Manager is responsible for leading and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Department. In this role, you will implement daily staff production plans that enable the achievement of the area's daily production and operational requirements. You will be also be responsible for associate training and development, performance management, department housekeeping, asset protection, and continuous process improvement.

How you can make a difference and grow your career with Bed, Bath Beyond: Ecommerce is growing at an unprecedented rate and Bed Bath & Beyond has opportunities for you to be part of our growth as a Manager in our Inbound, Outbound, or Inventory Control departments. As Department Manager, you will use your problem-solving skills in the continuous improvement of your department and our entire fulfillment operation. You will develop, monitor, and maintain executable strategies to improve product flow, productivity and quality.

  • Manage the performance of your department, ensuring timely completion of workload in an efficient and safe manner
  • Lead by example and ensure that proper coaching techniques and policies are being properly adhered to
  • Supervise, train, and develop associates through ongoing coaching, ensuring understanding of company objectives and reasonable expectancies
  • Analyze workload and adjust staff accordingly to accomplish departmental goals. Forecast labor needs of your department by reviewing data that forecasts volumes
  • Partner with other Department Managers to achieve overall shift and building goals
  • Maintain and enhance overall associate relations and job satisfaction
  • Ensure associate safety through education and training, promoting safety awareness and accountability, and addressing potential hazards
  • Review equipment and department workspace to ensure it is kept in proper working order, observing that all equipment is used properly and in good working order
  • Solve problems and make informed decisions that affect the associates, service, and productivity of his or her department. Provide feedback to upper management on associates' concerns and work on resolutions
  • Set the agenda for daily huddles and weekly meetings, communicating goals, objectives and company directives

Qualifications - Minimum (required to be considered as a qualified applicant):
  • At least 2 years' experience in a managerial role with experience managing 25 hourly employees 
  • Availability and flexibility to work either 1st or 2nd shift, weekend shifts, & holidays

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Logistics, Supply Chain or related field
  • Knowledge of process improvement processes such as Six Sigma and or LEAN (5S)
  • Experience using computerized inventory systems or demonstrated understanding of WMS. Manhattan WMS is a plus
  • Knowledgeable of a direct to consumer fulfillment operation

Physical Requirements
  • Able to perform physical activity including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, bending, stooping, lifting (up to 50lbs), and walking (up to 80% of the day)
  • Ability to maneuver through storage racks, trailers, and other areas of the warehouse
  • Able to communicate effectively, both in person and on the telephone
  • Ability to operate equipment found in a distribution center environment including, but not limited to, material handling equipment
  • Ability to use office equipment including phones, keyboard monitors, and calculator

Job Environment
Inside warehouse environment 90% of the time and inside average office environment 10%. Depending on location and time of year, extreme high and low temperatures within the building will be experienced. Average noise level within the office environment and noise level within the warehouse is within normal decibel level. No personal protective equipment is required.

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