Assistant Warehouse Manager

Job Title: Assistant Warehouse Manager

Job Description #:                                                                          Reports to:                 
Supervisor’s Title:      Warehouse Operations Manager         Division:                    
Department:                Warehouse                                               Work Hours:             9:00-6:30PM
Work Days:                 Monday - Friday                                       Status:                       FT Full Position
FLSA:                          Hourly Position                                         Exemption Test:       N/A                

1.         Position Purpose

  • To manage Warehouse, & Transportation areas - including staffing & selection, organizational development, training & development, employee relations, safety, and policy development/implementation.

2.         Essential Functions & Principle Accountabilities

  • Supervise daily workflow in order to meet deadlines
  • Select, train and evaluate assigned employees
  • Coach assigned employees in order to meet performance metrics
  • Develop, implement & enforce policies
  • Monitor and order supplies for the warehouse
  • Interact with customer service, sales and product managers
  • Quote and arrange freight shipments
  • Act as a backup to the Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Dependability

3.         Additional Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for the safety of self and others at all times
  • Take responsibility to eliminate accidents, injuries & hazards at all times
  • Observe and act in accordance with all applicable laws & regulations & company policies
  • Other duties/projects as assigned

4.         Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Reasoning ability – Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving many concrete variables in standardized and un-standardized situations
  • Ability to work overtime when needed
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time management skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to work with individuals across all levels of an organization
  • Ability to set deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Problem Solving & Math
  • Time and Organizational Skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to think critically
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act logically
  • Listening Skills
  • Strong judgment skills
  • Knowledge of industry trends
  • Ability to delegate
  • Process improvement skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to read, interpret & analyze documents
  • Good people skills
  • Training skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts & draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to handle information confidentially
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Grammar & Spelling skills
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Customer service skills
  • Compute using whole numbers and fractions
  • Compute using percents, ratio, rate, & proportion

5.         Education/Training/Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelors Degree in Business/Transportation or equivalent
  • Advanced education preferred
  • Experience in an office setting desired
  • Hiring/Interviewing 1-3+ yrs
  • Training 1-3+ yrs
  • Discipline/Separation 1-3+ yrs
  • Team Building 1-3+ yrs
  • Coaching/Motivation 1-3+ yrs

6.         Technology

  • MS Office skills
  • Sharepoint
  • Great Plains
  • Keyboarding

7.         Personality Characteristics

  • Dependable
  • Customer focused
  • Deadline oriented
  • Punctual
  • Diplomatic
  • Courteous
  • Professional demeanor
  • Willing to ask for help
  • Energetic
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible
  • Attention to details
  • Initiative
  • Pride in work
  • Indiviual responsibility
  • Willing to demonstrate positive behavior
  • Responsibility
  • Adaptability

8.         Physical Demands

The physical movements or activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting
  • Lift and/or moving materials up to 70 lbs.
  • Carrying up to 70 lbs.
  • Visual acuity
  • Reaching with hands and arms
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Repetitive motions
  • Bending
  • Crawling
  • Crouching
  • Climbing
  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

9.         Primary Environment

  • Indoor work environment
  • Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes as environment is heated but not air conditioned. 
    1. Temperature variations in Dock area are greater due to opening and closing of bay doors 
    2. Temperature & humidity are monitored during summer months as it can become stuffy. 
    3. Fans are located throughout Warehouse
  • Noise levels are low
  • Lighting & equipment as found in a typical warehouse environment

10.       Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Meter Operator
  • Warehouse Lead
  • Material Handler

Note:  This description is based on management’s assessment of the requirements and functions of this job as of the date this description was prepared.  It is a general guideline for managers and associates but it does not purport to be an exhaustive list of all of the elements of the job.  Management reserves the right on a temporary or indefinite basis to meet production, scheduling or staffing needs through the assignment or re-assignment of job duties or any other appropriate means.

Written by:                                                     Date Written:              08-08-11
Updated by:                                                   Date Updated:            01-12-12



Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 (updated 05/31/2014)