Regional Operations Manager

[San Leandro, CA] Regional Operations Manager

Northern & Southern CA Facilities: Manages the safe, efficient, and timely flow and warehousing of goods; actively implements and controls the overall distribution concept and strategy.  

  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Duties and Responsibilities are representative for both the Southern CA and Northern CA distribution facilities

  • Able to travel between Southern CA and Northern CA facilities as needed for hiring, training, coverage, etc.
  • Monitors and controls the order process, ensuring efficient and adequate flow of goods.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains processes to reduce costs and increase customer service.
  • Coordinates activities of departments to deliver efficient material movement to drive costs/inventory investment down while improving accuracy and response time to customers.
  • Manages the supply chain at the plant level, interfacing with vendors, third-party providers, and the materials/supply chain system.
  • Supports plant business units’ goals of quality, safety, productivity, and customer service.
  • Oversees scheduling of production and packaging operations, procurement of materials, inventory control, and the effective utilization of personnel within the materials/logistics group.
  • Works closely with plant warehouse, packaging, and procurement operations; provides necessary product quantities, correct orders, and on-time deliveries through proper daily production scheduling of packaging and processing materials.
  • Reviews and participates in the scheduling of production operations to ensure support of customer requirements.
  • Reviews, analyzes, modifies, and implements efficient and effective department processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares all required reports and correspondence.
  • Develops, implements, and      monitors department budget; manages expenses within approved budget constraints.
  • Identifies, documents, and implements opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and develops logistics staff; manages schedules and workflow.
  • Assigns duties and monitors      quality of work; assures staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations.
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and oversight of subordinates; actively works to promote and recognize performance.
  • Keeps up to date on overall activities of the team, identifying problem areas and taking corrective actions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervises 2 employees within the 2 department(s) at (2) locations.
  • Indirectly supervises 12 employees within the 2 department(s) at (2) locations.
  • Carries out Management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, including dismissal; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 



QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related field or equivalent 
  • 7 years related experience or equivalent.
  • Able to travel as necessary to the Southern CA facility 
  • 49 CFR & IATA certifications (Previous or current) a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic competence in subordinates’ duties and tasks
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Proven leadership and business acumen skills.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and cautions
  • Ability to perform the physical labor necessary
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.



COMPETENCIES: 

  • Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. 
  • Technical Skills--Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to      continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. 
  • Interpersonal Skills--Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. 
  • Oral Communication--Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets      clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. 
  • Written Communication--Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. 
  • Visionary Leadership--Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Change Management--Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes      resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors      transition and evaluates results 
  • Leadership--Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People--Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback      (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves      processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills. 
  • Quality Management--Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. 
  • Business Acumen--Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability;      Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with      strategic goals. 
  • Ethics--Treats people with respect;      Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support--Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. 
  • Judgment--Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation--Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish      goals.
  • Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism--Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts      responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. 
  • Safety and Security--Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports      potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability--Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the      situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected      events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality--Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at      meetings and appointments on time. 
  • Dependability--Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 
  • Initiative--Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes      independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. 
  • Innovation--Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents      ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention. 



PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Occasionally / Frequently required to stand
  • Occasionally / Frequently required to walk
  • Occasionally / Frequently required to sit
  • Occasionally / Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Frequently / Continually required to talk or hear
  • Frequently / Continually utilize      visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard
  • Occasionally / Frequently required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds/ up to 25 pounds/ up to 50 pounds/ more than 50 pounds      
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used:  Forklift


Company Benefits: Medical Insurance, 401k retirement program, paid holidays, vacation pay and sick pay. 


Chemical Strategies, Inc. San Leandro, CA.  Email Resume to:  jobs@ChemicalStrategies.com