Yard Assistant Operations Manger-Santa Fe Springs, CA Graveyard Shift

Savannah, USA
Supply Chain/Logistics Operations
Last application date


This position is responsible for the overall performance of the yard, including operations, safety, house- keeping and security from the identification of drivers and proper procedures for access and departure from the yard. The Yard Assistant Operations Manager schedules staff and plans, directs, and controls all activities regarding the yards. The Yard Assistant Operations Manager also selects, motivates and develops all yard staff members. This position reports to the Operations Manager and works closely with the other departments in establishing and meting performance objectives and goals. The Yard Assistant Operations Manager is responsible for achieving company objectives in regard to cost, productivity, customer service, profits, implementing company policies and the managing the daily Yard Drivers’ duties.

We offer

As a company, we promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and value the trust it allows us to build with customers and employees alike. Our focus on our people is what sets us apart and keeps our customers coming back to work with us!

If you are seeking to be a part of a family, this is the place for you!
Performance Team, now part of the Maersk global organization under a combined Warehousing & Distribution division, offers third party logistics services to over 500 customers. Encompassing almost 15 million square feet of warehousing capacity throughout the country and a large transportation segment capturing a variety of services, PT has key supply chain hubs in the Los Angeles and New Jersey/New York areas, and other facilities along the Western & Eastern coasts along with multiple locations in the Midwest. Performance Team has delivered significant sales and profitability growth over the last 8 years and will drive the Inland Logistics and Services business for the combined US business units for Maersk.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements

Key responsibilities

•Develop and implement an efficient method to assure supplies and equipment is available at all times and manage customer equipment pools to ensure efficient operations and meet profit goals/business needs
•Conduct internal audits regarding safety, housekeeping, security, equipment and inventory
•Ensure the accuracy and timely preparation, processing, distribution and retention of all necessary reports and records regarding all operating functions
•Ensure safety policies and practices are being adhered to and are fundamental to the Company culture
•Collaborate with the Operations Manager and Information Systems in the development and maintenance of necessary operations of the YMS
•Initiate resolutions and improvements to all procedures regarding the yard areas
•Manage Yard and Gate staff and activities to ensure all daily goals are met
•Review forecasting of container volumes to ensure proper staffing and scheduling
•Develop processes and measurements necessary to meet operational productivity goals and monitor process improvements
•Assure that customers receive the required level of operations and administrative support to exceed customer’s expectations
•Communicate and coordinate any systematic issues and/or development needs regarding yard and/or operational activity
•Be proficient in all yard and operational systems with ability to train others and troubleshoot as needed
•Be responsive to budgetary guidelines in monitoring all expenditures and costs as it pertains to customer and/or administration at site location. Be prepared to enforce with all colleagues and/or direct reports
•Effectively communicate with other departments and shifts to ensure the efficiency of the Yard as a whole
•Have constant dialog with the Supervisors and Managers on daily operational issues and events, in their absence report the same information to the Operations Manager
•Meet customer and Company key performance metrics, goals and objectives
•Participate with the training of the other managers
•Foster team environment within the facility and demonstrate strong leadership skills
•Manage, evaluate and mentor Supervisors
•Supports the commitment to the Company’s Core Values
•Coordinate with Managers and Human Resources to ensure adherence to Company policies and procedures
•Ensure that reports, billing and labor payroll are timely and accurate
•If applicable, the Assistant Yard Manager responsible for interpreting, administering and managing labor in accordance with bargaining unit contract guidelines
•Performs job related duties as specified by management

We are looking for

Education and Experience:
•College degree preferred but not required
•Strong candidates are assertive, adaptable and resilient
•Must be a self-starter
•Strong multi-tasking and problem solving abilities
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Team player attitude
•Proficient with systems (i.e.: Microsoft products; warehouse management systems, etc)
• 1+ years’ experience in hiring and firing employees and performance evaluations of direct reports
• Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
• Must be able to have the flexibility to work all shifts, including nights weekends and holidays
• At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need.

Soft Skills:
• Strong candidates are assertive, adaptable and resilient
• Must be a self-starter; resourceful; solution-oriented
• Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Team player attitude

Preferred Qualifications: (Nice to have)
• 1+ year 3PL (Third party logistics) experience
• 1+ year warehouse or distribution experience
• Warehouse management systems or WMS
• Experience running a shift by themselves without direct management support
You must be authorized to work for any employer in the US.

Local candidates only; no relocation assistance is provided.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion and religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, military and veteran status, citizenship status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

Pay Transparency Non-discrimination Notice: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/PayTransparencyNotice_JRFQA508c.pdf

The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent might differ from those outlined here and additional duties may be assigned at the manager’s discretion. The position description details as outlined below are also subject to change and may be reassigned at any time.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In the warehouse setting, employee may be walking, standing and/or loading goods for long periods of time. The ability to bend/stoop, reach above shoulder level, walk; stand; carry of light to heavy goods weighing up to 50 pounds is required. Should be able to hear & speak clearly using phone / headset to communicate with customers; be able to navigate, view & enter information on the computer. At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need.

Additional info

Ref. MA-309560
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A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information: https://www.maersk.com All the way.