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Posted June 10th

Director of Operations

Bolingbrook, Illinois

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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits



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Posted June 10th

Director of Operations

Bolingbrook, Illinois

What You Need To Know


The Operations Director II is responsible to plan, coordinate, and organize systems, processes, and employees that define a scalable distribution network for materials and goods to support business and growth objectives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Direct all aspects of the distribution operation including picking and packing, shipping and receiving, replenishment, production, returns, inventory control management, and maintenance of facilities
  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain performance standards for all areas of the warehouse that can be measured to ensure accountability and client Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Ensure operating efficiencies by constantly reviewing performance to identify continuous improvement opportunities and implement new strategies when needed
  • Provides leadership in cost reduction through continuous process improvements and automation to maintain and enhance margins to sustain profitability
  • Manage and administer the planning and control systems related to the complete flow of material from receiving through shipping, as well as the associated transactional controls required to support it
  • Responsible for all budgeting and reporting efforts including labor, operating expenses, Profit & Loss and forecasting
  • Coordinate with Client Relations and Sales for the successful implementation of new clients
  • Partner with the senior management team to strategically plan for future growth
  • Analyze capacity and capital equipment requirements, client forecasts, business objectives, organizational processes, etc
  • Develop and execute plans for continual growth and peak seasons
  • Anticipate future resources, procedures and system requirements as changes in business dictate
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Additional Primary Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor s Degree and 7 years of experience or equivalent education and related experience
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Methodologies
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines within their respective industries to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and organizations
  • Proficient with Enterprise Systems such as SAP software and Warehouse Management Systems
  • Wine & Spirits Industry knowledge to include basic understanding of distribution, wine varietals and leading spirit categories

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or adding machine
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may include occasional to rare amount of time include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 15lbs


This position is deemed a safety-sensitive position.  As such, any person who is given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a drug test, including a marijuana test.

EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Bolingbrook, Illinois