Director Facilities Maintenance

The Director of Facility Maintenance is responsible for providing support to the local distribution leadership team enabling them to provide best in class storage and distribution of goods serviced to our retail stores. The Director will support distribution operations and facility maintenance leadership with the goal of improving logistics capabilities through strategic planning and leveraging best practices for the operations they support. The position will be the direct liaison between local distribution leadership and the corporate distribution leadership team supporting strategic tactical plans and objectives. The responsibility for this position includes:
Ensure warehouse safety standards are maintained to improve IFR (Injury Frequency Rate/OSHA rate) targets through effective injury prevention plans and processes
People Leadership ? Develop bench strength in logistics leadership through effective mentoring and development of distribution employees
Quality ? Establish and maintain world class standards for food safety regarding storage and handling within the distribution centers. Administer internal food safety audit processes and corresponding action plans to strengthen opportunities identified
Service ? Support local distribution leadership with superior internal customer service by delivering on objectives and initiatives supported from the corporate environment
Cost/Value Efficiencies ? Support distribution leadership to achieve best net landed cost to retail by continuously driving reductions in cost per case. Works diligently to support the financial success of the individual distribution operations and region?s quarterly projection budget
Continuous Improvement ? Cultivate a culture that focuses on continuous improvement through innovation, technology, and process control
Business Partner Collaboration ? Optimize distribution efficiency through execution with key vendors, customers, and internal business units
Perform analysis on safety metrics to proactively manage IFR (Injury Frequency Rate/OSHA rate) reduction trends. Ensure distribution operations are in compliance with regulatory and corporate safety policies, programs, and communication expectations including ammonia PSM programs
Establish food safety programs that are compliant with USDA, FDA and regulatory guidelines
Develop training programs for standard operating procedures pertaining to employee safety, food safety and operating processes
Develop business and financial justifications for major capital investments
Determine best practices related to investing and managing warehouse material handling equipment through effective life cycle replacement processes
Provide support to distribution maintenance operations to ensure effective asset management, energy conservation, environmental compliance and overall facility maintenance
Leverage technology/understanding of the distribution systems including WMS and CMMS platforms
Support the plans and activities associated with the effective management of distribution safety, quality, performance, service, asset stewardship and cost for the facilities
Champion the use of lean six sigma processes and best practices to maximize efficiency, reduce cost and increase supply chain value in warehousing operations
Execute Logistics? strategic and tactical plan for improving key KPI
Support the distribution operations in the implementation of effective mentoring and developmental processes to improve bench strength and prepare individuals for the next level of leadership
Systematically identify and reduce distribution waste to improve productivity and cost per case
Benchmark distribution centers costs and pricing to ensure competitive levels are maintained
Develop and support distribution operations with efficient warehouse layout and slot optimization best practices to improve facility capacity and labor productivity
Partner with all levels of management, internal/external business partners, vendors and retail customers
Education Level:
Bachelor?s degree in related field; equivalent work experience
Experience Level:
10 years of experience in facility maintenance management
5 years of experience managing people
Skills and Experiences:
Experience developing and managing effective PSM compliance programs
Ability to execute with speed and agility to achieve established goals
Experience in operating and optimizing operations through WMS and CMMS task management
Understanding of financial/accounting principles and operational budgeting
Proven experience in developing and managing operating plans
Proven ability to perform financial analysis of existing cost data
Experience in implementing and/or managing engineered labor standards
Ability to empower the workforce; build strong teams (especially within a union represented workforce) through hiring, developing, evaluating, training, coaching and succession planning
Proven ability to effectively manage accountabilities and measure to hold individuals and teams accountable for performance results
Ability to leverage thought diversity to identify and execute innovative ideas to improve the business
Strong communication skills and ability to build direct relationships
Excellent customer service focus, results oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills, including Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint and Autocad
Work typically performed in a temperature-controlled environment. However, job requires work in a distribution center environments with temperatures ranging from ambient to minus twenty degrees
Sits, stands or walks for extended periods of time
Bending, stooping and twisting required periodically
Spends long periods of time at desk or computer terminal
Uses calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday
Workday is fast paced, some evening and weekend work may be required
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
Title: Director Facilities Maintenance
Location: Idaho-Boise
Requisition ID: 81380 ddc461c4611b480c881bfe8e3a0292ea

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