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Cardinal Health Manager, Operations Management in Auburn, Washington

Cardinal Health is currently searching for a Manager of Operations Management for the Auburn, WA pharmaceutical distribution center. This leader will be responsible for the overall management of warehouse operations, to include inbound and outbound operations. This position reports directly to the Director of Operations for the site and has 5 direct reports, and 85 indirect reports.

What Operations Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Operations Management is responsible for strategic oversight and leadership direction within the Operations function


  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • 5-7 years experience leading, developing and managing diverse & inclusive teams
  • Working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma required, certification preferred
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Manages professional employees, front-line supervisors and/or business support staff
  • Coordinate and monitor the work of various departments involved in warehousing and distribution of goods
  • Monitor performance and implement improvements to maximize output
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
  • Ensure cross functional collaboration with inventory, EH&S, quality & regulatory, and transportation
  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines
  • Interacts with subordinates, peer customers and suppliers at various management levels, and may interact with senior management
  • Resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects
  • Gains consensus from various parties involved


  • Manages staff to ensure timely distribution and receipt of product while meeting distribution center standards of budget, policies, procedures, and quality
  • Recommends and implements programs, policies, and strategies to increase production and efficient space utilization within the facility
  • Responsible for manager and employee population development, training, coaching, counseling and performance appraisals
  • Ensures quality service is provided to customers and ensures prompt follow-through on customer correspondence related to shipment of merchandise
  • Accountable for implementing Lean Six Sigma initiatives and projects and educating employees
  • Prepares and submits daily and weekly production reports


Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support your and your family’s health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs
  • Paid parental leave

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.