General Manager - Warehouse Distribution Center

Nordstrom   •  

Newark, CA

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 95 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

A day in the life…

  • Functional leader of the building (~300 total employees), running a new playbook of highly automated, LEAN-driven processes. This level of management takes a leading, deciding, driving and integrating approach to managing the organization.
  • Supports Managers across all shifts (24 X 7 operation)—responsible for all processing functional areas in achieving our customer promise through goals of safety, team and results
  • Drives recruiting, training and development of managers and employees—including partnering with key support functions to ensure short and long-term plans are defined and executed
  • Drives effective communication across processing areas to ensure building alignment to goals and key initiatives, including driving change management and adoption across teams
  • Participates as key stakeholder in building level process, capital or other improvement projects; serves as a subject matter expert on network-wide improvement/efficiency programs. Plans programs to achieve high-level business objectives established by top-level management
  • Lead and promote LEAN philosophy across all production areas to ensure continuous improvement in processes and procedures
  • Coach and develop team and identify next set of leaders

You own this it you have…

  • A Bachelor’s or MBA degree in Engineering, Operations or related field
  • A minimum of 10-15 years of Supply Chain leadership experience in Fulfillment or similar environment, with preference on high automation experience and establishment/opening of new sites/locations. Graduate-level degree in related discipline a plus.
  • Proven track record of driving change and LEAN/Continuous Improvement process throughout all levels of a site.
  • Demonstrated capability in managing teams, in verbal and written communications skills and in creating effective relationships to influence and collaborate.
  • Strong belief and experience in data-driven decision making
  • Proven ability to build effective teams and lead through influence and collaboration.
  • Ability to develop reliable, cost effective systems and procedures


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Time Off
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Lifework / EAP resources