Warehouse Manager

Wesco Aircraft is the world's leading distributor and provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, based on annual sales. Our services range from traditional distribution to the management of supplier relationships, quality assurance, kitting, just-in-time delivery and point-of-use inventory management. We offer one of the world's broadest portfolios of aerospace products, including C-class hardware, chemical and electrical and comprised of more than 550,000 active stock-keeping units. Wesco Aircraft has more than 2,700 employees across 57 locations globally with net sales of $1.5 billion in 2016.
The Warehouse Manager is accountable for actively managing assigned warehouse functions and activities which may include one or more of the following areas: receiving, QA, picking, packing, bagging, shipping, kitting, stocking , inventory control, customer service, document control and retention, and/or as applicable to the operations of the assigned Distribution Center. Oversight includes but is not limited to: ensuring all operational activities and training initiatives are in accordance with Wesco's Warehouse Work Instructions, Standard Work, TQM/CI Plans, Federal/State/Local Regulations, EHS Regulations, FAR, ITAR and EAR.
The Warehouse Manager is assigned to meet and/or exceed organizational goals as outlined in the Distribution Center Policy Deployment and Macro Plans as linked to the Regional Internal Operations PD and Macro Plan and will be responsible for reporting the appropriate metrics and reports as required to meet Improvement Target goals. This role will act as the liaison between the employees at the Distribution Center and the Regional Distribution Center organization. The position demands strong leadership, accountability, and sound business acumen which will be used to develop the effectiveness, efficiency and culture of Wesco.
As a member of Wesco's Internal Operations management team, this position is responsible for contributing to the Distribution Center Policy Deployment, Macro Plan, and delivering Enterprise Excellence improvements year-on-year.
The position will be a champion of Wesco's People Philosophy and Three Circle culture.
Operational areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to: Receiving, Quality, Stocking, Picking, Shipping, and Inventory Management
Monitor adherence to product packaging, preservation, traceability and shipping standard work and policies. Govern adherence to QMS requirements and reporting metrics as assigned Distribution Center
Manage all daily, weekly, and monthly performance metrics (6S, Takt Time, Cycle Time, etc.); ensure regular reviews are managed and in place at the assigned Distribution Center
Enforce compliance of contractual and legal processes and documentation of inbound and outbound inventory requirements, ensuring all are being met with accuracy, efficiency, and on time delivery (backlog and quality management)
Manage the repair and maintenance of the building, tools, and equipment. Investigate options for improvement and ensure the appropriate TPM practices/contracts are in place for equipment (such as fork trucks, freezers, refrigerators, HVAC, generators, etc)
Contribute to the Distribution Center Policy Deployment and Macro Plan as well as manage and deliver action items; Ensure that area of responsibility PDPRs are maintained and regularly updated
Manage Enterprise Excellence within the assigned area at the Distribution Center and in conjunction with the Continuous Improvement team; deliver year-on-year improvements through targeted CI events & activities; lead and facilitate Kaizen events
Ensure that the area of responsibility team is trained in accordance with current QMS documentation and regulations. Ensure that both training and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated; manage day-to-day performance and evaluations of employees and staff within area of responsibility
Contribute to the Talent Management process by identifying talent, managing performance, and fostering personal development within Internal Operations
Manage area of responsibility budgets, deliver SG&A savings through process improvements and monitor capital expenditure
Champion Wesco's People Philosophy and Three Circle culture through participation in workshops and establishing regular team communications
Monitor and identify improvements in Environmental Health & Safety
Associate's Degree and/or college coursework/trade certifications in Accounting, Engineering, Finance, Operations Management, or Supply Chain and/or equivalent preferred
High School Diploma/GED and/or educated in a National Vocational Level (NVQ) or equivalent (EU) is required
3-5 years of progressive, demonstrated experience in a Manufacturing or Supply Chain environment with a focus on logistics
1 year minimum in a leadership/supervisory role required
Experience within a commercial or military Aerospace Industry (including AS, FAR, ITAR and EAR requirements) is preferred
Experience with JDE systems is preferred
Knowledge of JIT, Toyota Production System (TPS)/ Lean and Six Sigma Management concepts preferred
Demonstrated ability to establish credibility in all areas of responsibility and oversight
Demonstrated critical thinking and business acumen applications is required
Proven ability to develop and implement organizational and operational strategies to obtain intended goals; including short and long term plans and initiatives
Proven ability to manage multi-level demands and increase productivity and profitability through process or system improvements
Experience of Operations management/leadership in a high volume environment; ability to act as a quality and customer advocate across the organization
Strong knowledge and experience in the application of ISO AS standards, TQM, with working-knowledge of DOT, DHS, FAR, ITAR, EAR regulations
Strong ability to analyze and interpret product specification requirements, industry standards and statistical data to generate profitable results
Experienced in meeting financial obligations
Understand and effectively apply employment policies and applicable local, state and federal laws
Recognized Health & Safety qualification or suitable EHS experience
Proven experience in managing large scale change initiatives in a complex system environment; applicable knowledge and experience utilizing the Toyota Production System (TPS)/ Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and principles preferred
Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Strong knowledge and experience in the use of integrated data management systems, Microsoft Office suite applications, and applicable reporting tools
This position requires use of information which is subject to compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Wesco Aircraft is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This is an exciting time to join Wesco Aircraft due to our expansion and increased market share within the aerospace industry. At Wesco Aircraft, we invest in our employees, meaning the opportunity for career progression and personal development is outstanding.
Wesco is proud to offer a broad range of benefits options. You can choose from a number of plans including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and voluntary supplemental programs. All full-time employees are eligible for benefits coverage.

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