Director of Operations

Ashland, Virginia | Full-Time Permanent | $130,000 - $140,000

February 6, 2024   |   Job ID: 2181253

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The Director of Operations will take responsibility for operating an efficient, productive, and safe warehouse and transportation departments, while meeting or exceeding operational and financial goals. 


  • Provide strong leadership and management in all processes related to warehousing and transportation 
  • Provides strategic & analytical leadership related to efficient operations, effective systems utilization, predictive analytics, and organizational development. 
  • Articulates a vision that is aligned with the company’s outlook. 
  • Anticipates business opportunities and obstacles. Creates strong action plans as countermeasures. 
  • Manages the strategic and tactical activities of complex, automated, high volume distribution center and delivery system. 
  • Breaks down tasks or problems to understand complexities and develop critical action plans. 
  • Develops and maintains effective knowledge of applicable Warehouse Management Systems, Transportation Management Systems (RoadNet) and peripherals. 
  • Manages security and maintenance of facilities. 
  • Manages supply chain from incoming receipt to shelf, inventory control, cycle counting, picking, shipping, route management, and delivery. 
  • Assures timely and cost-effective delivery of customer orders in partnership with sales/brand management teams. 
  • Drives the team to achieve performance objectives and focus on continuous improvement. 
  • Establish strong relationships with external and internal customers: Customer Service, Sales Support, Brand Management, & Logistics. 
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal and State regulatory requirements. 
  • Ensures compliance with all warehouse and delivery safe work methods and policies. 
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual capital and operational expense budgets. 
  • Works well in a multicultural environment, accepting and respecting others regardless of differences. 
  • Consistently delivers on commitments without sacrificing personal or business ethics. 


  • Must demonstrate ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Requires strong leadership skills, knowledge of regulatory and company policy. 
  • Strong communication skills across broad network of contacts. 
  • Models exemplary behavior and seeks out opportunities to develop others.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Logistics or related field with 10+ years’ experience in Distribution/Transportation operations. 
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in distribution operations management. 
  • Experienced in automated distribution environment. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills. 
  • Ability to plan and organize. 
  • Knowledge and experience with warehouse equipment. 
  • Valid Driver’s License 

COMPENSATION INCLUDES SALARY RANGE OF $130,000-140,000 w/Annual Bonus of 15% and outstanding benefits.


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