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Job Title:

Area Manager

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

The Area Manager supervises associates and manages the day to day operations of an assigned area within a distribution center. The position achieves results (operation, financial & service results) through directing and supporting the activities of Associates who perform various distribution center operating functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Select, orient, train, coach, counsel and discipline Associates
Educate and develop Associates to increase their capabilities and job performance as well as to follow and maintain established company, federal, state and local policies and procedures
Ensure associates attend all training/cross-training on the day and time scheduled and otherwise ensure 100% compliance with equipment operator and cross-training goals
Schedule departmental trainers for new hire orientation and new hire on the job training
Communicate values, strategies, objectives, and assigning accountabilities
Maintain positive and productive continuity with each Associate and their work teams
Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
Create a climate of openness, trust and respect for each Associate
Plan, monitor, appraise, and manage performance results
Enforce systems, policies, procedures and productivity standards and ensure corrective actions are administered for all violations and then submitted to HR for record keeping as well as work with temporary staffing service onsite management to ensure temporary associates similarly held accountable
Investigate all equipment incidents and document Incident Reports as well as schedule all Situational Management meetings and implement all countermeasures and corrective actions in a timely manner
Maintain and keep accurate staff attendance, vacation, personal time off, sickness, funeral, and other attendance standards
Manage operation to meet the financial targets and assigned service levels assigned
Identify and explain budget & service level variances, identify corrective actions
Evaluate & recommend process changes to improve efficiencies, safety, etc.
Establish daily and weekly priorities and production plans
Schedule Associates and assigning work as well as monitor and revise schedules and work

Job Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent with 5 years or more of related experience as an individual contributor; Bachelor’s degree plus two or more years of experience supervising production personnel (ideally in Distribution) preferred
Intermediate level experienced with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong influence and motivational skills
Multi-tasking skills
Knowledge of business concepts (DC operations management concepts preferred)
Knowledge of supervisory & leadership skills

Leadership - Models the Company’s values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives.

Communication - Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely.

Initiative - Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations.

Problem-solving/Decision-making - Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts.

Planning & Organization - Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met.

Policy Compliance - Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others.

Physical Requirements
stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
lift 50 pounds


The candidate must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.


The company offers comprehensive benefits to all regular, full-time Associates which currently includes, for example, medical, dental, vision, FSA and HSA options, voluntary short-term and long-term disability and term life coverage, 401k w/match, generous PTO, Sick Time and Holiday pay.

Company Information

In 1977, Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business. We made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 45 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less. All while developing and launching over 1,000 new tools each year.

We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 45 year-old, $6 billion company with over 1,200 stores, opening 2-3 new stores a week with over 40 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.

Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977.