Maersk, USA

Assistant Operations Manager – Chesapeake – USA

Job Overview


The Assistant Operations Manager, oversee and direct shift operations to achieve the highest level of safety, productivity, and customer service with a focus constantly on cost and efficient use of labor.

We offer

As a company, we promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and value the trust it allows us to build with customers and employees alike. Our focus on our people is what sets us apart and keeps our customers coming back to work with us!

If you are seeking to be a part of a family, this is the place for you!

Performance Team and Damco Distribution, now part of the Maersk global organization under a combined Warehousing & Distribution division, offer third party logistics services to over 500 customers. Encompassing almost 15 million square feet of warehousing capacity throughout the country and a large transportation segment capturing a variety of services, we have key supply chain hubs in the Los Angeles and New Jersey/New York areas, and other facilities along the Western & Eastern coasts along with multiple locations in the Midwest. Delivering significant sales and profitability growth, we will drive the Inland Logistics and Services business for the combined US business units for Maersk.

Key responsibilities

  • Constant focus on the cost of operational labour and ensure that man hours are held to a minimum
  • Understand and uphold financial responsibility for the daily production and labour (P&L) and train direct reports on understanding the P&L
  • Communicate Company information, goals and objectives within the Operations team
  • Ensure safety policies and practices are being adhered to and are fundamental to the Company culture
  • Ensure work procedures and work schedules are being adhered to and that corrective action is being taken within the facility operations
  • Promote collaboration within facility teams to work to provide creative and innovative ideas to improve operational productivity while maintaining a safe work environment
  • Participate and/or represent DDSI within various operations, safety, and labor related meetings
  • Ensure that reports, billing and labour payroll are timely and accurate
  • Responsible for safe and efficient use of facility equipment
  • Constant focus on the cost of operational labour and ensure that man hours are held to a minimum
  • Effectively communicate with other departments and managers to ensure the efficiency of the facility as a whole
  • Have constant dialog with the Assistant Managers and Supervisors on daily operational issues and events, in their absence report the same information to the Facility Manager
  • Meet customer and Company key performance metrics, goals and objectives
  • Responsible to cross train management staff as well as warehouse associates
  • Foster team environment within the facility and demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Manage, evaluate and mentor Assistant Managers and Supervisors
  • Supports the commitment to the Company’s Core Values
  • Coordinate with Managers and Human Resources to ensure adherence to Company policies and procedures
  • Perform other job-related duties as required

We are looking for

  • 2+ years’ supervisory experience with a minimum of 10-20 direct reports, preferably in a warehouse or distribution environment
  • 2+ years’ experience in hiring and firing employees and performance evaluations of direct reports
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required. College degree preferred but not required
  • Intermediate-Advanced proficient with systems (i.e.: Microsoft products; warehouse management systems, etc)
  • Must be able to have the flexibility to work all shifts, including nights weekends and holidays.
  • Must have the availability to work 1st shift. (6am-4:30pm M/FS).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
  • 5+ years logistics experience in a warehouse setting
  • Experience with transloading, cross-docking, replenishment, drayage management, and inland transportation.
  • Experience with agile methodologies and/or continuous improvement
Soft Skills
  • Strong candidates are assertive, adaptable and resilient
  • Must be a self-starter, resourceful, solution-oriented
  • Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player attitude

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Maersk, USA

Integrated Container Logistics & Supply Chain Services