Assistant Operations Managers - Chesapeake, VA - Chesapeake - job 676714

Maersk

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Chesapeake, Virginia

Employment type: Full-time

We are looking for Assistant Operations Managers to join our North America Warehouse and Distribution team.


These positions are based in Chesapeake, VA.



Your shoes were likely made in China. Have you ever wondered how they got to your local retailer? Or what’s in that shipping container going down your local highway?


At Maersk Distribution and Warehouse Services, we know. In fact, we facilitate the distribution and movement of freight every single day.

Each of our client’s supply chain is evaluated to optimize efficiency from factory production, all the way to end user delivery. The goal is not only to minimize lead times but also to minimize inventory levels and costs, thus making the client's business more flexible.


Our warehouse network spans from East to West Coasts of the United States and in Canada. Our services include transloading and automated sortation, cross-docking, replenishment, drayage management, and inland transportation.


We offer



We offer you an exciting global career at the forefront of world trade.

Working with the best people in a global team culture with future growth opportunities in an industry that has a significant impact on the world economy…


We’re proud of our people who define our company’s industry leadership, global team culture and customer-centric focus every day.

When you join our team you join a truly diverse, global organization in a fast-moving, values-based, work environment where you can grow on the job, create and shape our digital solutions, tap into industry-leading talent development initiatives, enjoy working with your colleagues and broaden your world view through our international job postings. We offer competitive compensation and benefits for full-time employees including health, dental and vision insurance, a 401k savings plan with an employer match and paid time-off – and our parental leave policy is recognized world-wide as one of the best in the industry.


Global scope

Every company, every country wants access to a competitive shipping, logistics and port system – and our people have created one company that offers one, easy-to-use solution to all their shipping needs.


Maersk is unique

Maersk is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in global trade, creating opportunities that help countries, companies and people succeed. Our vision is simple: Maersk is the global integrator of container logistics, connecting and simplifying our customers’ global supply chains. We do this through the global scale of Maersk, the world’s largest shipping line; our Logistics and Services expertise that help customers manage their global supply chains; and through our port operator, APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world with the most strategic locations to serve global supply chains.


Join us and play an important role on our team lifting global trade every day!






Key responsibilities



The Assistant Manager, Operations (AOM) position is designed to coordinate the logistics process of freight movement both on a regional and local level. The Assistant Operations Manager (AOM) will have the accountability for shipping, receiving and storage functions of his/her assigned shift and assure timely and accurate processing of all cargo as well as planning staffing requirements based on weekly production schedules.


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 labor

  • Constant focus on the cost of operational labor 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, analyze 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 labor related meetings

  • Ensure that reports, billing and labor 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 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 and Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED; College degree preferred

  • 3+ years' experience supervising/managing a team of 20+ employees

  • Must be able to understand budgets and P&L

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Must be able and have flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends

  • At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs




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: (Nice to have)

  • 1+ year warehouse experience

  • 1+ year 3PL (Third party logistics) experience

  • Warehouse management systems or WMS





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