Area Manager I

Posting Title
Area Manager I
Job Description
The Area Manager I supervises associates and manages the day to day operations of an assigned area within a distribution center. The position achieves results (operation, financial & service results) through directing and supporting the activities of Associates who perform various distribution center operating functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Select, orient, train, coach, counsel and discipline Associates

  • Develop Associates to increase their capabilities and job performance

  • Communicate values, strategies, objectives, and assigning accountabilities

  • Plan, monitor and appraise performance results

  • Create a climate of openness, trust and respect for each Associate

  • Enforce systems, policies, procedures and productivity standards

  • Maintain and keep accurate staff attendance, vacation, personal time off, sickness, funeral, and other attendance standards

  • Maintain positive and productive continuity with each Associate and their work teams

  • Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments

  • Establish daily and weekly priorities and production plans

  • Schedule Associates and assigning work

  • Monitor and revise schedules and work

  • Research, compile, initiate, sort and analyze production performance records and data

  • Resolve and report production issues

  • Answer questions and respond to requests by internal customers

  • Educate and direct Associates to follow and maintain established company, federal, state and local policies and procedures

  • Ensure the work environment is maintained in a clean & safe status

  • Ensure associates have the proper tools to perform their duties

  • Report and respond to any unsafe and unclean work environments and violations

  • Ensure Associates are properly trained & certified to operate equipment

  • Identify needed repairs

  • Ensure equipment is maintained and gets repaired in a timely manner

  • Evaluate new equipment and techniques

  • Open to new ideas and ways to achieve results

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn other areas of the distribution center

  • Initiate, lead and participate in special projects

  • Attend education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional organizations

  • Manage operation to meet the financial targets assigned

  • Manage the operation to meet the assigned service levels assigned

  • Identify and explain budget & service level variances, identify corrective actions

  • Evaluate & recommend process changes to improve efficiencies, safety, etc.


  • Supervisory Responsibility

  • Direct: Non-Exempt Employees

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Job Qualifications €“ Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 2-4 Years of management experience supervising production personnel (preferred in Distribution)

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Multi-tasking skills

  • Knowledge of business Concepts

  • Knowledge of supervisory & leadership skills

Leadership - Models the Company's values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives.
Communication - Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely.
Initiative - Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations.
Problem-solving/Decision-making - Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts.
Planning & Organization - Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met.
Policy Compliance - Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others.
Physical Requirements

  • The ability to lift up to 50 lbs about 1/3 to 2/3 the time. Ability to stand, walk and/or sit for long periods of time.

The candidate must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
About Harbor Freight Tools
In 1977, when Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business, we made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 40 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less.
We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 40 year-old, $4 billion company with over 30 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.
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