Associate Warehouse Manager


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Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Associate Warehouse Manager (AWM) is responsible for managing all end-to-end warehouse processes and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) warehouse relationships. The AWM is responsible for all 3PL’s daily activities to ensure internal and external customer expectations are met. Activities include; directing and training 3PLs on Unilever’s requirements, maintaining and enforcing operational policies and procedures, performing on-site operational audits, coordinating rework requests, USDA compliance and auditing 3PL invoices to assure adherence to contract. The AWM acts as the critical linkage to Unilever Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Planning, Transportation, Contract Manufacturing, Customer Service, and Finance for their respective warehouses. The AWM is also responsible for driving continuous improvement, cost savings, waste reduction, budget preparation and management, capacity planning initiatives and KPI review. The position is also required to lead and support projects and serve on cross functional teams as required.


Responsible for leading operational excellence within Warehousing, primarily through third-party service providers. Focus is applied to continuous improvement, relationship management, and implementation of new capabilities and coordination linkage with extended Supply Chain
To determine root causes & gap analysis and provide best course of action (process change, system change, training, etc) for Distributions Centers in regard to external and internal customers.

To ensure warehousing operations are run in a cost-effective manner. Including: initiate cost savings plans, review inventory records, minimizing warehouse damages, and make calculated decisions which allow customer expectations to be met while staying within the budget.

To perform operational audits at each Distribution Center based on KPI performance, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, safety, sanitation, or other concerns such as inventory reconciliation or loss.

To coordinate Supply Chain initiatives such as rework requests, special pallets, custom pallets, DSDs, and others to increases sales and/or reduce capital.

To lead and participate in cross-functional teams as required.

To ensure all Third-Party service expenses associated with warehouse operations are audited and approved in accordance with Unilever accounting principles. As well as managing budgetary compliance.

Coordinate recall reporting and associated activities such as quarterly mock recall audits, product holds, and active member of recall teams.

Review and approve SOX and Inventory adjustment documents from each site as maybe require.
Manage End of Period (EOP) activities, including calculating shipment risk exposure and ensuring all loads are reported timely before midnight cutoff.
Serve as Main contact for the escalation for any system related issue that is impacting the DC 24/7.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You will manage 1-2 warehouses for a specific 3PL or region. Spend ranging from $20 to $60 Million USD.

You’re a born leader: Effectively lead the Distribution Centers without having direct supervisory responsibility. Develop effective professional relationships for support, assistance and mutual respect with the Distribution Center personnel.

You’re a strategy guru: Deploy TPM, Lean of Six Sigma tools to drive identification of root cause and corrective action. Develop and deploy automation strategies to increase Productivity.

You’re a dot connector: Resolving warehouse procedural discrepancies to internal and external customer’s.

You’re a teacher: Training warehouse personnel on Unilever systems, organization, policies, and procedures.

You’re a paradox navigator: Evaluating trade-offs to satisfy the requests from internal and external customers while managing budgets and priorities for the Distribution Centers. Must be aware of the “big picture”.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or Distribution Management from reputable university with related work experience equal to 5+ years in Industry including Logistics, SC Operations, Manufacturing or other related fields. Specific Skills: Lean / Six Sigma /TPM, SAP Material Management, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point). Ability to communicate clearly at multiple levels. Strong understanding of WMS and warehouse processes. Must have the ability to multi-task. Strong Project Management, facilitation and presentation skills are a must. Candidate should be willing to travel to DC locations on a quarterly basis.

What We Can Offer You

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For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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