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Belton, MO

Operations Manager at Chewy

| Belton, MO
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is currently recruiting for an Operations Manager for our fulfillment center in Belton, MO. This leader will be hands-on in a start-up environment and will build and maintain relationships with hourly associates, managers, carrier partners, vendors, other FC teams and various departments in the company. This individual will be someone who likes dealing with ambiguity, change, and enjoys getting into the details to drive improvements every single day.


What you'll do:

  • Manage inbound/outbound activities for the FC, including: receiving, picking, packing, and shipping, across two shifts
  • Be a leader in providing a healthy and safe work environment for associates working on the outbound team
  • Direct warehouse supervisory personnel to achieve prescribed objectives, including timely picking, packing, and shipping of customer orders while maintaining the highest possible warehouse on time shipment and low shipment defects
  • Ensure that all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are on target for the operation, such as warehouse misses, on time shipments, shipment defects, aged tasks, and production levels per hour, and cost per order line
  • Lead and supervise a team of Area Managers and Operations Leads
  • Drive strategic planning and forecasting
  • Leverage the Area Managers by sourcing and nurturing ideas, and rolling them into the creation of improvement plans for the functional area
  • Mentor, train and develop Area Managers for career progression and learning
  • Ability to develop and share best practices across the shifts and network
  • Create a positive team dynamic that encourages all employees in the FC to provide feedback and drive change within the facility, adapt to the ever-changing business, and stay focused on the customer experience
  • Drive continuous improvement to safety, quality, cost, and delivery while growing and expanding capabilities within the warehouse
  • Utilize the site Warehouse Management System (WMS) to optimize perfect order fulfillment and provide operational insights to improve WMS effectiveness

What You'll Need:

  • A Bachelors Degree from an accredited University or Equivalent Experience
  • 5+ years of management experience in fulfillment center/warehouse operations; prefer retail/e-commerce experience
  • At least 4 years of management experience in Receiving, Inventory Control, and/or Order Fulfillment
  • At least 4 years of proven experience of effectively managing large groups of hourly employees
  • Experience with building or improving inventory management, order management, and warehouse management systems and processes
  • Excitement for working in a start-up environment with high level of ambiguity and change
  • Strong project management and continuous improvement skills
  • Metrics driven mindset
  • Customer service obsession, with willingness to do whatever it takes to satisfy customer needs
  • Effective communicator and leader for employees, direct reports, cross-functional teams and executive leadership
  • Proven ability to quickly adapt and drive the right results using data
  • Highest levels of integrity and ethics
  • Must flexible to work weekends 
  • Position may require travel

Bonus:

  • E-Commerce experience
  • Certification and/or experience in Lean Six Sigma and/or Green Belt certification

 

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.

Greg

Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.

Heather

Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!

Rich

Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.

Mike

VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.

Victoria

Senior Integrated Marketing Manager

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