BlueLinx Corporation

  • Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 8:53 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing over 1,500 people, BlueLinx offers thousands of products from suppliers all over the world to service over 10,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business through a vast network of distribution centers located throughout the U.S. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.


    Position Purpose Summary

    Manages a distribution center by providing excellent customer service support and using supply chain fundamentals.  Ensures an acceptable return on capital employed by effective promotion of wholesale sales and distribution of company-produced and approved outside vendor-produced building materials.  Has direct management responsibility for physical facilities, equipment, inventory, A/R, and other miscellaneous assets.




    • Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
    • Supports 1 facility that are average in terms of size and profitability among BlueLinx facilities.
    • Manages a distribution center by providing excellent customer service support and using supply chain fundamentals (right product, right place, right time, every time) while controlling logistics, workforce management, indirect and operating costs.
    • Ensures safety training compliance and oversees safety requirements for branch personnel.
    • Ensures compliance in all federal, state, and locals laws pertaining to employment, safety, and DOT regulations.
    • Partners with the sales group to increase market penetration and productivity.
    • Oversees material handling and delivery operations.
    • Partners with procurement to manage inventory levels; provide appropriate intelligence on obsolete inventory and guidance on all aspects of inventory management.
    • Leads team; selects/hires; develops objectives; coaches and evaluates performance.  Ensures direct reports obtain applicable training and development opportunities to enhance performance, development, and contributions to the company.  Holds direct reports accountable for individual and team performance.  Addresses performance issues appropriately and timely.


    Supervisory experience in a distribution operation.  Ability to teach and enforce process discipline.  Process improvement and operating efficiency competency.  Branch operations and systems knowledge.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant tools / technology


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