TN Operations Management Trainee

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TN Operations Management Trainee


Job Title:  Operations Management Trainee

Department:  Warehouse

Location:  Dyersburg, TN



  • Reports to General Manager, TN Distribution Center
  • Executes work under direction or established procedures 50% of the time; works independently setting work schedule priorities 50% of the time.
  • This position will likely supervise direct reports within the 1styear of the position.


Primary Purpose:

The successful candidate will learn the key components of the warehousing operation at Dot Foods. This individual will also spend time leading and serving on teams and committees in an effort to better understand the business and use their strengths to problem solve in key areas.


Essential Responsibilities


The successful candidate will:


  • Spend time training for one of several functional roles in the warehousing operation at Dot Foods
  • Rotate through different job roles at the distribution center
  • Gather, measure, and interpret data critical to improving processes within the distribution center
  • Provide training or training opportunities and perform evaluations of staff personnel
  • Manage other assignments as directed


Occasional Work Performed


The successful candidate will occasionally:


  • Work on specific projects as needed to drive performance in the key areas within the distribution center
  • Travel to other Dot distribution centers as needed to understand components related to core activity.
  • Applies lean tools and thinking to identify and eliminate waste.
  • Follow and applies standard work and work instructions.


Working Conditions


  • Occasional overnight travel to other company facilities or outside facilities for training
  • On-call availability as needed
  • Weekend, night, or shift work based on facility needs
  • Warehouse work in all temperature conditions, below 0 to above 100 degrees



  • Four-year college degree or equivalent Dot Foods experience required; emphasis in logistics or supply-chain management preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for budget development and business analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace and/or facilitate change.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs skills as well as AS400 and Navis preferred.
  • Ability to assume additional responsibilities including people management within 2 years of successful performance in the Operations Management Trainee position.
  • Occasional overnight travel required; ability to independently travel as needed, without restriction, by all modes of transportation, including car, plane or train for training or meetings.
  • The ability to transfer to other Dot Foods locations.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds continually during shift.
  • Must obtain Electric Pallet Jack and Narrow Aisle license and forklift certifications during initial training phase
  • Meet minimum requirements on pre-employment testing, iclduing physcal ability tests.

Dot Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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