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Distribution Center Operations Manager - Furniture

Apply Location: Tracy, California

We at Crate and Barrel want to ensure we help our customers, love, how they live, in the moments that matter.  At our Distribution Centers, we begin to instill that feeling with every package we carefully pick, pack, and ship to our customers homes and into our award-winning stores. Our assortment includes more than 13,000 SKU's between each of our 3 brands; Crate and Barrel, CB2, and Crate and Kids. We are curious and ask ourselves is there a better way to do this? As part of the team here, you'll ensure every product we sell online or in-stores is delivered on-time and with quality, ensuring our customers are amazed and delighted with their selection.


  • Develop strategic planning in conjunction with the Distribution Center General Manager to ensure the efficient and cost effective operation and utilization of the facility.
  • Oversee all operational aspects of the facility in order to manage and improve the flow of goods in and out of the Distribution Center.
  • Mentor, train and develop all leadership associates to encourage professional growth.
  • Plan and manage all financial aspects, including operating budget and expenses along with staffing levels and productivity in order to maintain a cost-effective operation.
  • Coordinate information and communication with corporate departments, key department associates, vendors and stores to ensure that the right product is in the right place at the right time.
  • Lead and hold team accountable to the established dependability and productivity guidelines.
  • Follow the loss prevention and security guidelines to minimize inventory shrinkage and profit loss.
  • Adhere to all Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) procedures and guidelines to maximize FTZ compliance and benefits and minimize U.S. Customs penalties and fines.
  • Lead and hold team accountable for timely delivery and accurate inventory.
  • Drive operational changes and foster continuous improvement.
  • Monitor reporting to identify and address operational needs.
  • Create action oriented plans to drive performance.
  • Understand, educate, and train teams on productivity/budgetary goals.
  • Support the succession planning process.
  • Assume responsibility for the development of the leadership team through hiring, training, continuous improvement, and accountability for performance.
  • Create an environment that supports creativity and innovation.
  • Conduct job observations and provide coaching/training.
  • Manage all aspects of performance and development of direct reports to encourage professional growth.
  • Manage all associate relations issues and functions.
  • Interact with the corporate and field teams on a regular basis, and provide updates on team/building performance.
  • Actively listen and communicate effectively with all company associates and business contacts.
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork and a culture of respect by working together safely, effectively, respectfully and efficiently with all associates.
  • Oversee, implement, and maintain compliance with company and OSHA guidelines to create and maintain a safe working environment for all associates.
  • Ensure safety observations are being performed to coach and counsel associates on safety procedures.
  • Prevent associate incident and injury by overseeing accident investigations, assessing root cause analysis and implementing necessary improvements to policies and procedures.
  • Engage with the store teams through customer service meetings.
  • Continually improve service within the building in a cost-effective manner.
  • Focus on providing excellent service to all business channels.

Required Skills
  • Minimum 10 years Distribution Center management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Google platform, AS400 system
  • Red Prairie/JDA warehousing software experience preferred
  • Strong time management, organizational, planning and self motivation skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Proven proficiency in English language skills (reading, written and verbal)
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Equipment certification, as needed
  • Ability to move and/or lift up to 65 pounds (heavier merchandise with team assistance)


The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job ID 2019-4786 Date posted 08/21/2019 Position Type Full-Time
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Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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