Manager, Facilities

Posted Date: Oct-19-2016

Job ID: 5547

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Distribution Center

City: Sumner

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

The Assistant Facilities Manager contributes to REI’s success by managing facility and contracted services for our Sumner Distribution Center, including (but not limited to) security, cafeteria, material handling, janitorial, and facilities to ensure accurate and timely shipments to REI stores and customers. 

In this role you will: 

  • Champion and educate Distribution Center workforce on process improvement principles and methods
  • Serve as project leader or facilitator for Distribution Center-focused process improvement efforts
  • Run and continuously improves ongoing building project governance processes such as status tracking and issues-resolution
  • Communicate project results through high-quality, well-structured deliverables and articulate verbal presentation
  • Interpret existing metrics and employee feedback to gauge performance, identify of new opportunities
  • Design and implements controls for continuous monitoring of processes to ensure they are robust and sustainable
  • Perform analytics to inform improvement projects, including basic statistics and hypothesis-testing
  • Document and maintains process maps and standard operating procedures to enable consistent understanding of current state, basis for future changes
  • Assist Operations Management in conducting capacity planning for Distribution Centers
  • Supervise a team of Records Clerks to document key operational and labor data
  • Identify and communicate key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results
  • Support the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages Ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements
  • Oversee training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions Conduct and ensures the completion of performance reviews
  • Monitor operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action

Bring your passion and expertise

Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred Green Belt required
  • 5+ years’ operations experience (e.g. distribution center, production facility)
  • 3+ years’ supervisory and / or project leadership experience
  • Demonstrated analytical ability; structures and performs complex analysis; basic statistics capability
  • Desire to tackle complex problems and always be working through new challenges
  • Ability to work with people from all levels, adjust communication styles accordingly
  • Strong facilitation, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with warehouse management systems (AS400, Manhattan WM)

Why you'll love it here

You'll be part of an ever growing and rewarding team!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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