DC Department Manager in Delaware, OH at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 10/28/2020

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Job Description

At Advance Auto Parts we have a passion for YES.  Each day we are motivated by a passion to help our Customers.  Since we are an essential business we have a commitment to advance the lives of over 70,000 fellow Team Members plus impact our Customers, and the Communities where we live and work. We also understand concerns of going into the workplace due to COVID-19 however, Advance Auto Parts makes Team Member safety a top priority. We take extra precautions on every level with our cleaning and sanitization methods which exceed CDC recommended guidelines.

With over 5,100 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, we are a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider.  With opportunities ranging from our front lines in our Stores to our Distribution Centers to our Corporate Support Center and our rapidly growing Professional Business. We believe in team work, collaboration, setting up employees for successful career growth opportunities with our best in class training programs.

We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes but not limited to the following:

  • Medical /Dental / Vision / Prescription
  • Flex Time Off
  • 401k
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Plus Much More!

The DC Department Manager works with the Operations Manager to develop and implement strategies that drive continuous improvement and maximize productivity and efficiency to reduce overall costs. Is responsible for ensuring a continuous stream of talent to sustain organizational growth and improve operations by attracting, retaining, and developing team members and meet their needs for career growth.

The Department Manager must be knowledgeable in all facets of the Distribution Center (DC), overseeing or more of the following departments: Shipping, Receiving, Replenishment Reclamation, Inventory Control, etc.

The overall mission of this position involves leading the department to supply auto parts and accessories to the Advance Auto Parts store locations.   All Advance Auto Parts Team members will be required to assist in any department (other than their primary department) when and where their assistance is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • The Department Manager may perform any number of duties and functions within the Department, including various supervisory responsibilities.  The Department Manager will also assist Team Managers with daily departmental duties 
  • Meet with Operations Manager and Team Manager to discuss and review work methods, procedures, and controls, and staffing to achieve accurate and timely movement of product and recommend alternative solutions as needed
  • Directly responsibility for the overall direction and coordination of the department with 50+ Team Members
  • Conduct start-up meetings with Team Managers to discuss daily results, shift and department goals, directives/workloads, staffing needs, schedules, safety/housekeeping issues, and work assignments; discuss goals and objectives for the shift/department and Team Member performance
  • Responsible for the efficient operations of the Warehouse Management System(s) (WMS) and Red Prairie (RP); assuring Red Prairie/Payroll data is updated daily and submitted to HR on time
  • Ensure warehouse layout is maximized efficiently, including proper slotting of inventory
  • Consistently monitor all safety procedures and ensure that all corresponding personal protection equipment (PPE) is utilized; proper maintenance and organization of all warehouse areas to create a safe working environment
  • Ensure that inventory is received appropriately and efficiently, and processed in a timely and safe manner by following established procedures; manage through Team Managers and Team Members to ensure product is picked accurately, pick locations are at full capacity, and on time shipment to the stores
  • Product coming through Reclamation is processed accurately and on time
  • Inventory audit and cycle counts are accurate
  • Address inventory shrink issues; implement measures to effectively control inventory.
  • Manage assigned Department KPIs, head count, PPH, LPH, On-time deliveries, safety, etc. Submit accurate productivity data reports on a daily basis to the upper management
  • Partner with the GM and/or AGM to drive continuous improvement and maximize efficiency gains to reduce overall costs
  • Responsible for hiring, interviewing, performance counseling, discipline, performance appraisal, and recordkeeping for department team members. 
  • Coach, counsel and discipline department team members as needed in order to ensure maintenance of good order and that assigned departmental goals are met
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with management team and other department managers/team managers, to maximize proper allocation of resources.
  • Regularly communicate with other members of facility management on issues that arise, assist and resolve issued as required, and actively participate in conference calls as needed.
  • Maintain a union free work environment that demonstrates a fair and respectful workplace for all Team Members
  • Operate material handling equipment (pallet jack, forklift, order picker, reach truck, pack mule etc.) as required
  • Other related duties as assigned  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel software applications
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with Team Members at all levels  
  • Working knowledge of Warehouse Management (WMS) and Red Prairie (RP) systems
  • Ability to add subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals 
  • Ability to set specific measurable improvement goals and match resources, tools, and action plans to requirements for success
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills; ability to fill in and complete management and clerical duties as necessary
  • Ability to read, comprehend and compose simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, ability to effectively present information and training; respond to questions across all levels of the organization and cultivate relationships with internal and external customers to achieve business objectives
  • Ability to work various shifts, departments and locations as required, including overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Proper maintenance and organization of all warehouse areas so that it's appearance is conducive to creating a perfect safe working environment.


  • High school diploma or GED required; college preferred and 2-4 years related experience (prior warehouse experience is strongly preferred); or equivalent combination of education and experience