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Mixing Center - Operations Manager in Shafter, CA at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

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    Shafter, CA
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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Mixing Center - Operations Manager works under the direction of the GM and in coordination with key members of the procurement department and ATD International to ensure mixing center goals for productivity and internal customer service are met while decreasing freight exposure through effective scheduling and branch communication, also strives to reduce work related incidents and accidents by administering the company’s safety department policies and procedures as well as reducing employee turnover and organizational health through effective communication and mentoring, deliver the mixing center’s annual operating plan, coach mixing center employees for continuous improvement, administer company safety program, promote organizational health, provide excellent internal customer service and manage inventory programs to company standards.

Primary Responsibilities:                                                        

  • Deliver the annual operating plan.
  • Coach employees for continuous improvement.
  • Administer company safety program
  • Promote organizational health
  • Provide excellent internal customer service
  • Manage inventory programs to company standards
  • Reduce frequency and severity of accidents and incidents
  • Increase outbound per load tonnage over previous year
  • Reduce branch turnover from previous year
  • Maintain inventory integrity to below 2% absolute variance

Key Partners (Positions):

  • DDS ( Director Distribution Systems )
  • General Manager / DBD
  • Procurement Department Heads
  • Vice President ATD International

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You: 

Education:  Minimum required BSBA – preferred BSBA or logistics degree

Experience: 5-8 years’ experience managing in a high volume, low margin, high customer service distribution environment.

  • Thorough understanding of supply chain, distribution, warehouse, transportation and inventory.
  • Thorough understanding of P&L statements and OPEX costing structures.
  • Demonstrated people skills including influencing skills, listening and the ability to communicate effectively to diverse groups.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable.

Key Competencies:

  • Operate effectively within the different realms of the organization to promote benefit to the organization and the people that work there
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results
  • Use common sense and good judgment
  • Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Problem Solving & Analytical Thinking
  • Use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives
  • Make sound, well informed and objective decisions, anticipate the impact of decisions
  • Flexibility, open to change and new information, adapt well to change and method to changing conditions, champion new ideas in the face of opposition
  • Use imagination to develop new solutions to problems, design new methods where needed
  • Consider innovative approaches to solving challenges of the organization
  • Enable others to act on their own, provide the required resources for other to perform their job
  • Set well defined and realistic personal goals, show initiative and commitment to meet goals
  • Work with minimal need for supervision
  • Demonstrate strong customer focus, accurately assess the needs of clients, customers and partners
  • Possess knowledge and commitment to providing quality products and services
  • change management, balance the requirement of change and continuity, continually improve products and services while working within the basic organizational framework
  • Maintain focus, intensity and persistency in the face of competing interests and demands
  • Master new and technical business knowledge
  • Recognize own strengths and weaknesses, seek feedback from others and pursue self-development
  • Negotiating and influencing, use persuasion skills to align behavior with business goals
  • Create agreements that achieve mutually acceptable solutions, communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Partnering, identify common goals and objectives to facilitate win-win
  • Pursue mutually beneficial and cooperative activities, develop networks and build alliances
  • Engage in cross functional activities
  • Stress Management, deal calmly and effectively in the face of high demands
  • Maintain a high level of productivity under pressure
  • Teamwork, encourage cooperation, trust, pride and team identity
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions
  • Share information and foster the exchange of ideas, communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  10% of the time, travel throughout the country and will require overnight stays.  Travel to the Field Support Center and other destinations will be required.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

Shift Type: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Job ID: R05598