Automation Manager

Req ID:  29539
Date:  May 10, 2024

Upper Marlboro, MD, US, 20774

Company:  Sonepar
Brand:  Capital Electric

Own Your Expertise, And Your Future 

At Capital Electric, we embrace what makes us unique. As a company with local roots and global reach, 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.  

CDC Automation Manager



The CDC Automation Manager is responsible for successful operation of the Dematic Goods-to-Person Automation System. They will assist supervisors and associates that perform the various system functions by leading the system implementation and process improvement.




  • Manage the automation system through a team of supervisors and associates the decanting, order fulfillment, quality control, replenishment, cycle counting and product consolidation.
  • Train and coach the staff of supervisors and warehouse associates on the various functions utilized within the automation system.
  • Analyze products and determine if it qualifies to be placed in the automation system and if the product should be set-up for loose and case pick.
  • Assess productivity and quality measurements. Work with supervisors and associates to ensure workflows are followed.
  • Manage the team of automation technicians to keep the automation system operating at maximum performance.
  • Collaborate with SUSA logistics and Dematic.


Qualifications Required

  • Minimum 5 years logistics experience managing in a distribution center environment.
  • Demonstration of increased responsibilities throughout career.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in logistics.
  • Experience with warehouse automation Goods-To-Person systems is critical.
  • Flexibility to work all shifts as required.


Required Skills

  • Strong leadership, management, and communication skills.
  • Coaching and mentoring of employees.
  • Goods-to-Person automation management experience required.
  • Operational knowledge of automation processes.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Ability to understand with training the Eclipse and Dematic warehouse operating systems.
  • Committed to the Mission, Values, and the Success of Capital Electric.


Key Metrics

        • Improved productivity – total warehouse lines per associate.   
        • Quality – accuracy of decanting, order fulfillment, and inventory.
        • Inventory Control - discrepancies between shelf counts and Eclipse on-hand balances.



We offer excellent training, career advancement opportunities, and a competitive compensation package to include vacation time, sick time, full health benefits, 401(k) and more. Capital Electric is an EEO Employer.


About Us:

Capital Electric is The Electrical Distributor of Choice in the Mid-Atlantic region and a proud member of the Sonepar family. Capital Electric delivers excellence in service, products from the finest lighting and electrical manufacturers, extensive application expertise, and customized, comprehensive solutions to our customers.  Altogether, we serve customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from over 70 locations and from our central distribution center and company headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Capital Electric is also part of the Sonepar family, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Sonepar entered the US in 1998 and continues to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar serves the market through a network of companies with over 400 locations nationwide.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 
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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC