Distribution Center Facilities Manager - Southeast DC
The Vitamin Shoppe - Ashland, VA

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Essential Qualifications:


Associate’s /Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination

of intellectual instruction and work experience

Forklift Certification and Material Handling Equipment

experience preferred

Required Knowledge:

Knowledge of complex distribution systems, equipment

and facility maintenance and repair methodology.

Experience Required:

3-5 years of previous facility maintenance and

management experience in a high volume, multi-shift, order

fulfillment distribution center

Skill and Ability:

§ Good Mechanical and electrical aptitude

§ Precision in working with tools

§ Ability to troubleshoot complex system problems

§ Ability to read and interpret complex blueprints, drawings,

diagrams and written instructions

§ Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive

associate relations including the handling of associates

under high-stress situations

§ Ability to multi-task with extreme attention to detail

§ Punctual, accountable, reliable and professional

§ Computer skills to include MS Word , Excel, and Visio.

AutoCAD a plus.

§ Ability to work independently and manage time effectively

§ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both

written and oral with the ability to communicate across

vertical and horizontal lines

§ Good organization and follow-up skills

§ Be comfortable working with a multicultural staff

§ A team player

§ Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-

making skills with the ability to drive results

Job Description:
Responsible for management of the facility maintenance mechanics/staff/processes within a high volume, order fulfillment, multi-shift distribution center and its equipment, in accordance with the highest standards, applicable regulations and fiscal consideration. Areas of responsibility include conveyor/sortation system, power equipment fleet, DC mechanical systems, physical plant, and housekeeping. Manage processes to ensure compliance with company policies/procedures, continual process improvement and drive associate initiatives to create and promote an environment where associates are involved, empowered, and committed to the success of the Company thereby negating the need for third party representation.

Essential Functions:

Develop and manage distribution center conveyor, power equipment, and facility preventative maintenance process/schedule to ensure unscheduled conveyor/equipment repairs are minimized. Ensure that effective preventative maintenance documentation is maintained.

§ Develop and manage daily inspection processes to ensure that the Distribution Center, the conveyor/sortation system, the equipment, and the mechanical systems are safe, operable and maintained to the highest standards.

§ Manage/oversee repairs and maintenance of distribution center conveyor and equipment. Assist maintenance associates with diagnosis and repairs, when necessary.

§ Develop and manages effective monitoring controls and reporting mechanisms to measure conveyor system performance.

§ Research modifications and improvements to distribution center physical infrastructure (conveyor/sortation system, equipment, etc.) and make recommendations accordingly. Develop management reporting review processes to evaluate/improve performance of conveyor/sortation system and power equipment.

Maintain daily Interaction with distribution center operations management team to ensure facility maintenance needs are met.

§ Develop and maintain strong working relationship with IT, Industrial Engineering, and Distribution Operations Management.

Manage facility operation within agreed to operating budgets and d eliver results in support of the company’s strategy and expectations.

§ Manage the acquisition of distribution center tools/parts/materials and ensures that spare/replacement parts inventory is maintained to minimize repairs downtime and optimize investment return. Manage the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of performance reviews, and performance management processes of facility maintenance associates.

§ Maintain a union free environment

§ Ensure a safe work environment that is compliance with OSHA, EPA and any other relevant regulations.

§ Effectively manage facility maintenance associates, by creating/sharing a common vision/direction and an understanding of the organization’s strategy.

§ Maintain good employee relations and adherence to policies and procedures, working with HR in the administration of company performance management processes as required

Other Functions:

· Generates reports, e-mails, correspondence, completes checklists and maintains records.

· Makes maintenance recommendations for Distribution Center, and equipment improvements.

· Assists in other areas as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages and supervises the activities of DC Maintenance Associates to include hiring, performance evaluation, coaching, and developing.

Our competitive salary and benefits package includes matching 401K, medical, dental insurance, vision-care plan, prescription drug coverage, disability benefits, confidential employee assistance program, health advocacy program, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, paid holidays, associate discount, a credit union, an on-site gym and wellness programs.

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Vitamin Shoppe helps vitamin-takers meet their recommended daily requirements. The fast-growing company sells vitamins, supplements, and...