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Operations Manager

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Visalia
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

We are now hiring an OPERATIONS manager

Ace Hardware Corporation is a retailer-owned cooperative of more than 5,000 independent Ace stores in all 50 states, and 70 countries, with 15 Distribution Centers throughout North America. Ace's distribution network is one of the cornerstones of the corporation's success. By utilizing advanced technology and an integrated team approach at our distribution centers nationwide, we're able to consistently deliver one of the highest service levels in the industry to our retailers. This commitment to excellence carries through to each employee at our Distribution Centers.

Ace is a place for you to have a long-term career you can be truly proud of with competitive pay, promotional opportunities, and comprehensive benefits for you and your family. Ace Hardware Distribution Centers are where team players collaborate to support amazing retailers be the most helpful hardware stores on the planet.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager at our newest start up Distribution Center (DC) located in Visalia, CA. As a member of the Senior Management team, the Operations Manager will be responsible to oversee and direct distribution center operational teams to maximize safety, quality, productivity and employee relations. Areas of responsibility could include but not limited to Safety, Outbound, Inbound, Inventory, Data, Customer Service and Profiling. The Operations Manager will have direct reports and will be responsible for providing leadership, vision, insight and motivation within their areas of responsibility. In addition to managing a team, the Operations Manager will also develop and implement short and long term plans for all departments in accordance with Ace objectives and strategic plans and is responsible for the warehouse's success.

Our COMMITTED investment in you:

Compensation: Competitive based on your experience with bonus potential!

Benefits: Support yourself and your family with Ace subsidized medical coverage, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, and flexible spending accounts. Ace provides employees and their families with life insurance, short term and long-term disability, optional Accident and Critical illness coverage, and Adoption Assistance.

Paid Time Off: Accrued vacation, paid holiday and holiday worked bonuses.

Financial Security (401K): Company match plus lucrative additional company contributions.

Employee Merchandise Discounts: Purchase products from the warehouse at a generous discounted rate.

Tuition Reimbursement: Pursue your educational and long-term career dreams through our tuition reimbursement program. Reimbursement up to $5,250 for all passing grades!

Long-term Career Opportunities: Many of our leaders started with Ace looking for a job, just like you, but found long-term career opportunities at our 15 Distribution Centers across the country and our Corporate Headquarters. Our company is growing and we would love to have you grow with us!


  • Lead, support and encourage Ace Values: Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility and Teamwork.
  • Oversee activities directly related to warehouse operations, utilizing Lean tools and methodologies.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with senior leadership, staff members, and others within the organization as necessary.
  • Review financial statements and reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
  • Determine staffing requirements, along with conducting and/or overseeing the interview process. Make hiring decisions and oversee training of new employees.
  • Provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. Plan and direct activities of others.
  • Create developmental opportunities for direct reports, as well as their subordinates.
  • Establish processes to ensure the highest quality and most efficient deliveries to Ace retailers.
  • Actively pursue succession planning for self and subordinates.
  • Flexible to deal with issues that arise outside of normal business hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum 2 years related experience preferably in the field of distribution
    • Demonstrated knowledge of productivity measurement tools
    • Preferred working knowledge of Ace policies and procedures
    • Previous experience managing exempt level Supervisors/Managers
    • Successful management experience involving multiple areas of responsibility with Distribution

      Come along with us to serve a purpose and take pride in enabling independent stores owners to compete and grow as they execute our ultimate goal of being Helpful within their communities.

      We want to hear from you!
      When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

      Equal Opportunity Employer
      Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws. Associated topics: cultivate, fertilize, forklift, lawn, manufacture, mow, plant management, production management, scanner, watering

Keywords: Ace Hardware, Visalia , Operations Manager, Executive , Visalia, California

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