Maersk, USA

Assistant Operations Manager – Savannah – USA

Job Overview

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee and direct the shift operations to achieve the highest level of safety, productivity, and customer service with a focus constantly on cost and efficient use of labour
  • Constant focus on the cost of operational labour and ensure that man hours are held to a minimum
  • Ensure safety policies and practices are being adhered to and are fundamental to the Company culture
  • Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, analyse production errors and recommend/implement corrective action for assigned shifts
  • Provide creative and innovative ideas to improve operational productivity while maintaining a safe work environment
  • Participate and/or represent Maersk Warehouse and Distribution within various operations, safety, and labour related meetings
  • Ensure that reports, billing and labour payroll are timely and accurate
  • Responsible for safe and efficient use of facility equipment
  • Effectively communicate with other departments to ensure the efficiency of the shift as a whole
  • Communicate with Assistant Managers and/or Operations Manager regarding daily operational issues and events; reporting directly to the Operations Manager
  • Meet customer and Company key performance metrics, goals and objectives
  • Foster team environment within the facility and demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Manage, evaluate and mentor warehouse colleagues
  • Supports the commitment to the Company’s Core Values
  • Proficiency in proprietary systems such as WEBEC/FT, Walmart GLS and Manhattan
  • Coordinate with Managers and Human Resources to ensure adherence to Company policies and procedures
  • Complete shift documentation as per Leader Standardized Work
  • Manage and mentor team leads on Visual Management Boards
  • Be able to recognize waste and identify solution and execute solution
  • Lead Team in Maersk Daily Improvement (MDI) Huddle
  • Participate in the Area MDI Huddle, tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the area and wider business.
  • Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments with Customer Service staff to ensure all client requirements are being met
  • Design forms, documents to streamline processes and/or automate processes
  • Monitor supplies for department
  • Ability to lift/handle cartons weighing 50 pounds
  • Performs job related duties as specified by management

We are looking for

Education & Experience
  • High school diploma/GED; College degree preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience supervising/managing a team of 10 to 20+ employees, preferably in a warehouse or distribution environment.
  • 2+ years’ experience in hiring and firing employees and performance evaluations of direct reports
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to have the flexibility to work 2nd shift, including nights weekends and holidays.
  • At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need.
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
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ year 3PL (Third party logistics) experience
  • 2+ year warehouse or distribution experience
  • Warehouse management systems or WMS
  • Experience running a shift by themselves without direct management support

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Maersk, USA

Integrated Container Logistics & Supply Chain Services