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AAF Flanders Branch Ops Manager - Kent 6984 in Kent, Washington

Branch Ops Manager - Kent 6984

Full-time / Part-time: FT - Employee

Exempt / Non-Exempt: Salaried Non-Exempt


Kent, WA, US, 98032

Shift: Home Shift 1

Requisition ID: 6984

Division: AF

AAF International offers the most comprehensive clean air solutions available across the globe. Selling under the American Air Filter® and the AAF International® brand names, AAF International has been an industry pioneer since 1921 with manufacturing operations in 22 countries and over 6000 employees globally. Our products are the industry benchmarks for quality and performance. Our applications include commercial, industrial and residential solutions from the filters used in your home to the most critical cleanroom and power generation applications.

We are a member of the Daikin Group, the world's largest air conditioning provider with $30 billion in revenue and over 75,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1924, Daikin has grown into a diversified industrial manufacturing company offering solutions in clean, air, air conditioning, refrigeration, chemicals, oil hydraulics, defense systems and electronics.

Our culture of continuous improvement, safety and world class operations is driven by our people-centered management philosophy. This philosophy is built around mutual selection: that while AAF seeks top talent people to join and deliver on our team, we also want each team member to receive job satisfaction, growth & development, and continued happiness in being a long-term member of the AAF family. This is fueled by our belief in treating our people, our supply partners, our customers and our environment with the trust and respect we each require, and our passion to give back to our community for our success.

AAF International is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading and managing a team to achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual goals in the state. This requires the ability to manage employees and individually contribution to retaining customers. This includes supervision of warehouse and delivery driver team within the defined geography. The Operations Manager must understand the overall business of the clients and their requirements to deliver impactful value propositions of AAF/Flanders products. Is also responsible for creating a culture of a safe working environment, inventory control, and training of operational personnel within the branches. Support improvements in service, inventory management and overall efficiency and productivity. Collaborates with key stakeholders to improved processes that drive growth and profitability expansion. Supports the Operations personnel on developing the necessary talent to build a distinctive, result oriented team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize order flow of all orders including but not limited to will calls, service, deliveries, shipping

  • Communicate daily with Sales, Vendors, Customers and Customer Service to ensure timely deliveries

  • Participate in weekly and monthly Sales and Branch meetings

  • Analyze data for future sales

  • Run open order report in QlikView (QLKV) and review orders and push to close out any orders while working with Customer Service

  • Production planning for custom sizes and manage the cut and cap process

  • Create, enter and adjust Stock Transfer Order (STO) and Purchase Order’s (PO) in SAP

  • Posting goods in SAP

  • Schedule carrier and will call deliveries for shippable orders

  • Set up new vendors for outside buys

  • Pick and pull orders as needed

  • Load and Unload trucks as needed

  • Ship out FedEx and UPS trucks as needed

  • Conduct weekly calls with 3rd party logistics vendor to reduce logistic issues

  • Conduct inventory spot checks, adjust counts accordingly

  • Conduct in-person annual physical inventory at branch location

  • Maintain ample levels of inventory to meet delivery and service expectations of all branch customers, this includes purchasing of product for the branches.

  • Oversee and adjust inventory in a weekly basis.

  • Working closely with Credit Department at Corporate to determine appropriate credit level and resolve any credit issues.

  • Work closely cross-functions. Provide requested branch specific information and provide vital information in a timely manner.

  • Monitor and improvement of processes.

  • Be available outside regular working hours in case of emergencies within the branch as required.

  • Conduct safety meetings, security reports and trainings

  • Conduct annual fire safety inspections

  • Contact Vendors including but not limited to plumbing, air conditioning, lights and garage doors for building maintenance

  • Order cleaning supplies for the cleaning of offices and warehouse

  • Manage employees and handle personnel issues along with time and attendance and assigning trainings in the Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Reconcile expense report

  • Other duties assigned

    Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

  • Microsoft Office, CRM (, and ERP (SAP, Other)

  • Driver License

  • Minimum 5-10 years Operations experience within the manufacturing, distribution, and/or service industry.

  • Supervisory experience preferred, including that of commercial drivers and service technicians.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) from four-year college or university preferred

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Entrepreneurial motivation and spirit.

  • Impeccable ethics

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to work in a warehouse environment that is partially indoors and partially outdoors.

  • Must be aware of people walking in front of oncoming forklift.

  • Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Sleeveless shirts are prohibited in the warehouse and production areas.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to sit at a desk and operate a computer and keyboard with accuracy and efficiency.

  • Must be able to stand and reach with hands and arms.

  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs

  • Must be able to withstand both hot and cold atmosphere depending on weather conditions.

    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, uniform servicemember status, age, disability or any other legally recognized protected personal characteristics.

    Nearest Major Market: Seattle Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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