Manager Warehouse

Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85042

Company:  Sonepar



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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.




Directs, plans, and coordinates workers and outbound warehousing activities for Company by performing the following duties personally or through supervisors in a department of the central distribution center (CDC). 






•             Establishes operational procedures for activities such as verification of outgoing shipments, handling, wrapping, and stagging of materials.

•             Revue order picking ques and verify all orders are completed.

•             Verify accuracy or orders by helping train auditors.

•             Verify shipments to make sure they are boxed or wrapped in a way where they are “load/delivery ready”.

•             Establishes goals and objectives for assigned area to meet overall department goals; develops and implements new and revised methods or procedures to improve efficiency and help achieve goals.

•             Oversees the supervisors on the training of employees on the effective and safe usage of equipment and machinery.

•             Inspects physical condition of warehouse and equipment.

•             Prepares work order for repairs of equipment as needed.

•             Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse outbound activities with activities of other functions such as picking/auditing, wire, projects, yard, sales, and transportation.

•             Advises and instructs subordinates in all aspects of work; ensures adherence to Company's safety policies and procedures.

•             Reviews and evaluates the progress of employees with Warehouse Supervisors following the company guidelines. 

•             Exercises authority for independent decision making affecting warehouse.

•             Transmits administrative information, policies and procedures, decisions, changes, etc. to subordinates.

•             Analyzes operational issues to determine the most effective and efficient use of all resources.

•             Plans and schedules tasks over the short and long range to determine priorities and assign work.

•             Compiles and prepares reports for management regarding area operations and incorporating information submitted by subordinate supervisors.

•             Resolves questions and problems presented by subordinate staff. 

•             Determines disposition of used or damaged property and handles accordingly.

•             Other responsibilities may be assigned.




  • This position has supervisory responsibility.
  • Manage outbound team’s supervisors and leads.





EDUCATION:  Associate's degree (A. A.); Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) preferred



LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE NEEDED: five years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Warehouse supervisor experience is a must. Distribution and warehouse management experience is a plus.



Through previous background and experience, the candidate must be able to demonstrate, with or without an accommodation:

•          Knowledge of shipping/receiving practices, policies and techniques.

•          Knowledge of merchandise handling and production methods.

•          Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.

•          Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

•          Ability to effectively communicate.

•          Possess in depth knowledge of IES computer systems, Microsoft Office, etc.

•          Must be a team player and abide by IES’s strong core values and beliefs.



  • Forklift training  





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee will frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.






PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: In warehouse setting, walking and standing for long periods of times.



We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. We thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success.  What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.


Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.


About Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


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Nearest Major Market: Phoenix