Warehouse Specialist

The purpose of the Warehouse Specialist is to maintain key department experience and knowledge that require unique skills and training as identified by management. These unique positions involve specific areas of experience and training within the facility such as receiving, production, inventory control and administration. Warehouse Specialists will be required to assist in the training of employees, conduct observations to ensure SOP adherence, support the roll out and training of new processes and procedures and assist in creating a culture of continuous improvement. The job also includes encouraging a team oriented, safe and clean working environment.
Cross train in all departments as required, learning multiple jobs in distribution center to perform multiple distribution-related functions that allow, as the business requires, assignment across various functions. Assignment to other functional tasks may be done on a daily or less than daily basis
Work in a fast-paced, metric-driven environment. Interact with leadership and work groups sharing information related to immediate tasks
Actively contribute to and influence other associates in maintaining a safe, clean work environment and displaying a positive team spirit / attitude
Assist in monitoring production and resolve production problems by identifying/locating barriers. Escalate difficult problems to the location leadership team
Drive the Lean culture within the operation. Actively seek to support implementation of and contribute ideas / suggestions for continuous improvement to the distribution processes
Train new hires and retrains team associates as required. Ensure SOP's are rolled out and training completed
Effective communicator in assigned role. May be asked to assist in communicating new processes and procedures. Train groups of associates as well as individual training
Demonstrate a commitment to Office Depot core values
High school diploma or equivalent education preferred
Minimum 3 years warehouse,distribution, supply chain experience
Other Information:
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, using the English language
Knowledge of warehouse management systems and equipment
Basic math skills (counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication)
Knowledge of the operation of a personal computer (PC)
Knowledge of the operation of power/mobile equipment; may require additional training and/or certification on additional power equipment
Ability to lift a minimum of 70 pounds regularly, up to 150 pounds infrequently
Ability to push, pull, grasp, and fine manipulation of equipment using hands is ongoing throughout the work hours
Walking on uneven surfaces possible, though infrequently
Must be able to perform the duties performed by the associates they lead
Basic level experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to work a flexible schedule is a plus (start shift early and/or stay until the work is complete)
Exhibited good job performance and behavior as measured through indicators such as teamwork, attendance, quality and productivity, etc.
Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:
Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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