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United Natural Foods Operations Manager II in Centralia, Washington

Operations Manager II

United States of America, Washington, Centralia

Logistics / Warehouse Operations

Post Date Apr 28, 2021

Requisition # 131382

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As a company critical to the needs of everyday people, we are remaining open despite the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and are looking to hire people just like YOU to help keep America fed and stocked with supplies.


Join our team and immediately become part of the largest distributor of conventional, natural, organic and specialty products in the United States and Canada. We serve over 43,000 customer locations with 200,000 different products. Our Warehouse associates supply thousands of consumers with better for you food that nourishes families nationwide. Our retailers range from small family owned stores to Wholefoods Markets and everything in between. Are you ready to make an impact on the lives of others and feel good about what you do? Join our growing Distribution team today!

Job Overview:

Oversees all Warehouse activities on all shifts to ensure all functions are performed following Company and Distribution guidelines.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Supervises warehousing activities to ensure that both incoming and outgoing product are handled properly using proper training, accuracy systems and programs.

  • Plans and assigns work for most efficient use of personnel and equipment, ensuring that production standards are being maintained.

  • Coordinates with Inventory Control personnel to guarantee proper product rotation, slotting and space allocation.

  • Develops and maintains good working relationship with retail division and store personnel. Works with customers, in person when necessary, to resolve complaints such as bad loads, damage, mis-picks, out-of-stock, and delivery schedules.

  • Ensures that all personnel on a daily basis adhere to all safety, security, sanitation, and pest control codes, laws and policies.

  • Works with Facility Maintenance Manager to ensure that equipment is properly maintained and that any repairs are handled quickly and economically.

  • Develops weekly, quarterly and annual goals and MBO’s.

  • Interfaces with warehouse management, transportation, human resources, and buyers to maintain efficiencies and service levels. Recommends and implements improvements in warehouse practices to promote efficiency, faster service and lower costs.

  • Prepares and effectively administers department budget. Authorizes overtime and work to control costs. Evaluates capital expenditures and prepare requisitions and recommendations.

  • Develops sizing information to ensure proper utilization of warehouse space.

  • Coordinates with Human Resources regarding staffing needs.

  • Prepares agendas and direct Safety Committee meetings, in accordance with the Safety Matrix; recommend additions or changes in safety procedures and policies.

    Job Requirements:

  • Previous extensive experience and/or formal training or education in warehouse operations, preferably with the Company or in the grocery industry.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of material handling equipment, traffic management to include truck and rail deliveries and transportation. Must have working knowledge of government regulations pertaining to warehouse operations.

  • Possess good leadership skills and the ability to supervise the work of others. Must be able to motivate and work with and through others to achieve desires results.

  • Possess good communication skills, both verbal and written. Deal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the telephone.

  • Basic computer skills required and personal computer experience, with work processing and spreadsheet applications preferred.

  • Requires the analytical ability to handle administrative duties and mental alertness to ensure accurate, safe, and thorough completion of work activities. Possess ability to concentrate and deal with frequent interruptions.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time