Updated 6 days ago

Area Department Manager

Port Reading, NJ 07064
$46.48 - $80.70
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Do you enjoy managing your team, problem-solving and, engaging with your associates? Are you looking for a growing company that values teamwork and associate development? Join the eCommerce bandwagon and advance your career in a leadership role in our growing eCommerce fulfillment center with our iconic brand!

How you can make a difference and grow your career with Bed, Bath Beyond: eCommerce is growing at an unprecedented rate and Bed Bath & Beyond has opportunities for you to be part of our growth as a Area Department Manager in our Inventory Control department. As Area Department Manager, you will use your problem-solving skills in the continuous improvement of your department and our entire fulfillment operation. You will develop, monitor, and maintain executable strategies to improve product flow, productivity and quality.

This position is 1st shift, Wednesday through Saturday

About you, your responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the performance of your department, ensuring timely completion of workload in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Lead by example and makes sure that proper coaching techniques and policies are being properly adhered to.
  • Supervise, train, and develop associates through ongoing coaching, ensuring understanding of company objectives and reasonable expectancies.
  • Analyze workload and adjust staff accordingly to accomplish departmental goals. Forecast labor needs of your department by reviewing data that forecasts volumes.
  • Partner with other Department Managers to achieve overall shift and building goals.
  • Maintain and enhance overall associate relations and job satisfaction.
  • Ensure associate safety through education and training, promoting safety awareness and accountability, and addressing potential hazards.
  • Review equipment and department workspace to ensure it is kept in proper working order, observing that all equipment is used properly and in good working order.
  • Solve problems and make informed decisions that affect the associates, service, and productivity of his or her department. Provide feedback to upper management on associates' concerns and work on resolutions.
  • Set the agenda for daily huddles and weekly meetings, communicating goals, objectives and company directives.
About you, (required to be considered as a qualified applicant):
  • At least 2 years' experience in a managerial role with experience managing 25+ hourly employees
  • Cycle counting
  • Distribution process auditing
  • Vendor invoice / Receipt reconciliation
  • Customer returns
  • Damage processing and returns to vendors (RTV)
  • Inventory discrepancy research and reconciliation
  • Identifying causes of issues and implementing process improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical, math and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience using computerized inventory systems such as WM. Demonstrated understanding of WMS (Manhattan preferred but not required)
  • Knowledgeable of a direct to consumer fulfillment operation
  • Knowledge of PC applications (MS Office)

About you, (a plus to your application):
  • Bilingual / Spanish a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Management, Logistics, Supply Chain or related field and /or equivalent work experience (5 years preferred).
  • Knowledge of process improvement processes such as Six Sigma and or LEAN (5S)
  • Experience using computerized inventory systems or demonstrated understanding of WMS. Manhattan WMS is a plus
  • Knowledgeable of a direct to consumer fulfillment operation
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to perform physical activity including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, bending, stooping, lifting (up to 50lbs), and walking (up to 80% of the day).
  • Ability to maneuver through storage racks, trailers, and other areas of the warehouse.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to operate equipment found in a distribution center environment including, but not limited to, material handling equipment.
  • Ability to use office equipment including phones, keyboard monitors, and calculator.
Job Environmental Info:

Inside warehouse environment 90% of the time and inside average office environment 10%. Depending on location and time of year, extreme high and low temperatures within the building will be experienced. Average noise level within the office environment and noise level within the warehouse is within normal decibel level. No personal protective equipment is required.

If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Department:

Phone: 1-844-MYHRSC1

Email: myHRSC@bedbath.com

This email address is only to request reasonable accommodation for the application process due to a medical condition. If you do not need a reasonable accommodation for such reason, please use the apply button below to complete an application and upload your resume.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our associates and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, employment status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting ID: 633491839Posted: 2021-06-08Job Title: Area Department Manager