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Warehouse Mgr in Milpitas, CA at Independent Electric Supply

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

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  • Location:
    Milpitas, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 525 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

Directs, plans and coordinates workers and warehousing activities for Company by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Establishes operational procedures for activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for assigned area to meet overall department goals; develops and implements new and revised methods or procedures to improve efficiency and help achieve goals.
  • Oversees the supervisors on the training of employees on the effective and safe usage of equipment and machinery.
  • Inspects physical condition of warehouse and equipment.
  • Prepares work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment.
  • Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with activities of other functions such as production, sales, and purchasing.
  • Advises and instructs subordinates in all aspects of work; ensures adherence to Company''s safety policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and evaluates the progress of employees with Warehouse Supervisors following the company guidelines.
  • Exercises authority for independent decision making affecting warehouse.
  • Transmits administrative information, policies and procedures, decisions, changes, etc. to subordinates.
  • Analyzes operational issues to determine the most effective and efficient use of all resources.
  • Plans and schedules tasks over the short and long range to determine priorities and assign work.
  • Compiles and prepares reports for management regarding area operations and financial matters; incorporates information submitted by subordinate supervisors.
  • Controls inventory levels and coordinates and organizes annual inventory counts for assigned area/division.
  • Resolves customer complaints, questions and inventory problems presented by subordinate staff.
  • Manages property control system; assigns numbers, tags and ensures appropriate documentation of location, description and other data.
  • Maintains inventory levels; purchases equipment, materials, furniture or other supplies in accordance with budget and priorities; prepares bid specifications and works with appropriate staff and vendors to obtain required items/prices and resolves questions or conflicts.
  • Determines disposition of used or damaged property and handles accordingly.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned.
Required Skills

Through previous background and experience, the candidate must be able to demonstrate, with or without an accommodation:

  • Knowledge of shipping/receiving practices, policies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of merchandise handling and production methods.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Possess in depth knowledge of IES computer systems, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Must be a team player and abide by IES''s strong core values and beliefs.
  • This position has supervisory responsibility.
  • This position works in a normal office environment as well as a warehouse environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. while working in the office. The noise level in the warehouse environment is usually moderate and temperature can change based on the season.
  • Work is generally non-sedentary in nature, but may require sitting for up to 25% of the time.