Operations Manager, II

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. We believe that our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, and Belanger.  

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

Join the Oatey team! We’re big enough to matter & small enough that YOU matter!

What we're looking for...
The Operations Manager will direct and manage all shipping and receiving activities of the distribution center to assure product quality and associate safety. Responsible for the supervision, coordination, and effective scheduling of associates to meet production targets, customer requirements, and quality standards while fostering an environment of continuous improvement.

Expectations & Accountabilities...

  • Manages the daily activities to ensure productivity targets are met for each shift while maintaining quality standards.
  • Reviews performance reporting with the shift supervisors to assist in coaching and development of the supervisor and the direct reports to each shift. Maintain a productivity metrics database for the facility.
  • Supports consistent implementation of human resource policies and procedures including the attendance policy, performance merit ratings, associate counseling, and leadership development skills with manager and supervisors.
  • Work with EHS and Human Resources personnel to facilitate corporate EHSS programs.
  • Ensure good communication flow between departments and the management team.
  • Active member on the safety committee and accident review team to improve the overall safety of the DC.
  • Manage infrastructure modifications to improve the efficiency of the facility while recommending changes to the Director, Supply Chain Keeney.
  • Continue to improve the culture of the facility through providing guidance and training to the management team. Ensure standard work is being applied consistently on all shifts.
  • Oversee lean events to ensure projects are being completed timely and all team members are actively participating.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you'll need to be successful...

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a distribution facility.
  • PC Computer Proficiency: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast paced environment.
  • Leadership and team-building skills to effectively motivate and supervise staff. Demonstrated ability to relate to all types of people; demonstrated trust and integrity.
  • Written and oral communication skills with English fluency in both; presentation skills.

Qualifications that can set you apart...

  • SAP ERP or WMS experience.
  • Experience with management of inventory and how product flows throughout the distribution center.
  • Experience reading and updating building drawings and maintaining records for the facility.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent work experience.

Oatey Total Rewards 

  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary) 
  • Health Insurance for our associates averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)  
  • Generous benefits including up to $3,000 company contribution to Health Savings Account 
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match 
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement  
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and mental health therapy options 
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion  

Why Oatey? 

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.  
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.  
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates. 
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, enrich the lives of our Associates, and, foster an inclusive environment in every regard.  
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.  
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.  


At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!