Operations Supervisor - Warehouse
Posted on: June 26, 2020
Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?
Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals
and ingredients. Our goal is to function as a direct extension of
our customers' teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of
At Univar Solutions, we're building on our more than 90 years of
experience and drawing on deep resources - inventory and logistics
experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and
marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched
portfolio to solve customers' formulation and operational
challenges. When you work for Univar Solutions, you'll play an
important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and
Under the general direction of the Branch Operations Manager, the
Branch Operations Supervisor (BOS) is responsible for the efficient
day-to-day operations of the branch, including supervision of the
employees, facility and executing operations related
Environmental, Health & Safety --
--- Responsible for the daily safe, efficient, legal and economical
operations of assigned branch, including transportation, warehouse
and tank farm.
--- Facilitates compliance to corporate health, safety, and
environmental affairs policies, including completion of all
required training, documentation and record keeping.
--- Supports sales efforts consistent with corporate and regulatory
compliance, health, safety and environmental affairs standards.
--- May lead the emergency response team in the branch.
--- Supports branch health and safety program and conducts safety
audits in conjunction with Branch Operations Manager.
--- Assists Branch Operations Manager with conducting timely and
detailed incident investigations and communicates root causes and
recommends corrective and preventives measures.
--- Regularly updates upper management on branch performance,
including cost and productivity opportunities and issues, and
branch or industry related trends.
Staff Supervision --
--- Conducts daily pre-shift meetings, communicates expectations to
employees and maintains a supervisory presence throughout the
--- Coordinates day-to-day work activities to ensure operational
goals and objectives are met.
--- Ensures all employees have the required tools and training on
matters related to safety, operation standards and department
--- Creates a positive work environment and fosters employee
ownership of branch operations and performance.
--- May oversee the completion of drug testing and medical
surveillance as required.
Branch Administration --
--- General office work, email communications and correspondence
with internal and external customers.
--- Supports inspections and paperwork associated with hazardous
waste generation and waste pickup transport.
--- Participates in inspections from outside agencies
Sales Support/Customer Service --
--- Supports Branch Operations Manager with maintaining budget and
operating plans to achieve branch goals.
--- Responsible for meeting customer requirements and fulfilling
orders in a cost effective manner using appropriate risk management
and Standard Operating Procedures.
Quality Assurance --
--- Ensures company quality processes are adhered to at the local
--- Partners with appropriate departments to resolve product
quality issues in an efficient and timely manner.
Inventory Management --
--- Responsible for cycle counts and physical inventory; including
--- Supervises daily operations, including repack & transportation
functions in inventory management system
Facility Maintenance --
--- Responsible for maintenance, upkeep and housekeeping of
facility, buildings, equipment and fleet.
--- Resolves facility maintenance issues with appropriate personnel
and reports safety concerns.
--- Maintains close security and control over physical operations,
branch buildings, tank farms, grounds and equipment.
Process Improvement --
--- Makes recommendations on initiatives to improve operations and
supports work towards continuous improvement programs.
--- Proactively identifies and leads process improvement
Performs other related duties as required or requested.
--- High School Diploma/GED required
--- Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent experience
--- 3-5 years' experience in operations
--- Knowledge of chemical distribution facility operation
--- Working knowledge of governmental requirements related to the
chemical industry; i.e. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, DOT, etc. preferred or
demonstrated ability to attain such knowledge
--- Supervisory leadership; proven ability to communicate with,
support, and motivate employees to achieve operational
--- Strong verbal /written communication skills
--- Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a team
--- Analytical; ability to track, record and report department
--- Experience with performance metrics and process improvement
--- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Excel and
--- High level of decision-making ability; balancing customers'
needs and company objectives
--- Strong organization skills with the ability to handle diverse
and significant workload
--- Knowledgeable in all aspects of chemical distribution and
Univar Solutions Standard Operating Procedures
--- Ability to operate all warehouse equipment
--- Ability to respond to emergency response situations
--- Basic understanding of a warehousing management system.
--- Some branches may require HazMat certification or Hazwoper
Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not
be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical,
dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much
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