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Distribution Center Operations Manager


This is a Contract position in Micanopy, FL posted December 16, 2020.

Position Summary:

The Operations Manager oversees and manages the daily operation of a single shift in the distribution center responsible for accuracy, productivity, on-time delivery and safety.  The Ops Manager will regularly communicate with the DC Manager regarding process improvements, goals and metrics.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and assist Advisors/Supervisors in multiple departments  (up to 100-125 AutoZoners and 10+ Advisors)
  • Ability to motivate and work in a team environment
  • Ensure that all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are on target for the operation
  • Frequently attend and/or lead pre-shift meetings in different departments to communicate and prioritize assignments, safety issues and extra tasks 
  • Mentor, train and develop Advisors for career progression
  • Develop and share best practices across shifts
  • Drive continuous improvement to safety, quality, cost and delivery
  • Communicate new policies and procedures to Advisors and AutoZoners
  • Maintains a safe working environment while ensuring  AutoZoners are implementing those practices including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Ability to work in a Safety Sensitive environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Yes

Education and/ or Experience:


High school diploma or GED

  • Five to seven years’ of distribution/warehouse experience
  • Understand the demands of a fast paced work environment involving receiving, stocking, inbound, outbound, replenishment, returns/recalls, etc.
  • Must be flexible for shift schedule
  • Cross functional experience overseeing multiple areas simultaneously


  • P&L management

Experience operating Powered Industrial Equipment (PIE)

Certificated, Licenses, and Registrations

  • None

Work Environment:



Primary Work Site

  • 95% indoors
  • 5% outdoors


  • Controlled indoors, typical of a warehouse environment
  • Varied outdoors


  • Powered Industrial Equipment and tools, Fans and Cooling Systems, horns and paging systems


  • Should be aware of box cutter, ladders, Powered Industrial Equipment, and some chemical exposure (ex:  batteries, coolant, oil, washer fluid, brake fluid, etc.)

Air Quality

  • Overall good; some gasses, fumes and dust present

Work Surface

  • Flat, even, hard, inclines and ramps, ladders and stairs, catwalks/scaffolds, parking lot


  • Exposure to a variety of employees within designated departments
  • Exposure to varied customers and vendors in a distribution environment

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. while pushing, pulling, lifting, bending and stooping and using lifting techniques and move loads
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work extended/alternate shifts
  • Constantly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, reach, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus
  • Ability to hear safety horns, PIE horns, pre-shift announcements/safety messages and pages
  • Ability to work in a Safety Sensitive environment (operation of PIE / heavy PIE traffic throughout the distribution center); moving conveyors, heights; maintain awareness of surroundings at all times and quick reaction time to hazardous conditions are necessary