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General Operations Manager

Date: May 21, 2019

Location: South Brunswick, NJ, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: NJ-15526
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: New Jersey
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, inc. is looking for a General Operations Manager for our South Brunswick, NJ distribution center. The successful General Operations Manager provides leadership, guidance, and direction to the managers and associates in the assigned departments in order to encourage and gain support toward meeting corporate objectives.


The General Operations Manager maintains full operational responsibility for all distribution and transportation operations. They must provide solid leadership, coaching, direction and resources to build a team capable of executing and delivering service and cost for both tactical and strategic initiatives.


Must exhibit exceptional leadership skills and possess the following:

* A people centered focus in all decisions and actions
* Ability to stay ahead of a 20% year over year growth rate
* A strong internal and external customer commitment
* Consistency and reliability in distribution processes
* Superior communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships at multiple levels in order to work cross organizationally toward solutions and excellent leadership and consensus building skills
* ·Ability to drive continuous improvement in productivity, cost control, service, inventory accuracy, housekeeping and safety
* Responsible for achieving efficiency and production objectives consistent with quality requirements
* Ability to motivate a team to work together in the most efficient manner
* Ability to develop, monitor and achieve financial plans and budgets
* Manage projects under aggressive time and dollar constraints
* Operate in a manner that ensures peak productivity and corporate profitability
* Manage and develop systems, processes and procedures to maintain inventory accuracy
* Proficient in WMS systems and how they relate to inventory control and accuracy



* Bachelors degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering or related area.
* Minimum of 6 years management experience (minimum of 10 years management experience in lieu of degree) with a progressive track record of increasing responsibility in distribution, logistics or manufacturing environment.
* Proven proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Projects, etc.)
* Exceptional ability to deliver engaging, informative, well organized presentations to all levels


* Bachelors or Master's degree in Business, Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or related field is strongly preferred
* 6+ years of management experience in a manufacturing, production or distribution environment
* Exposure to furniture distribution and/or big box distribution is a plus
* Solid understanding of Safety and OSHA standards
* Exceptional organizational and time management skills to successfully respond to urgent situations.
* Six Sigma/lean experience preferably in a distribution/warehouse environment


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

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