A large national company is seeking an Assistant Director of Operations for the Birmingham, AL, distribution center. The company currently has locations in 47 states and is rapidly expanding.Responsibilities:Identifies, collects, organizes, and analyzes information to resolve operational and employee gaps. Develops measurement systems that identify areas for improvement. Leads management team in developing action plans for operational improvement. Assists in creating a strong work team and helps resolve employee relations issues.DUTIES and ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Conducts analysis of reports relating to sales, volume, payroll, employee turnover, monthly operational and capital expense budgets; prepares reports to communicate operational performance and overall performance of the distribution center.Utilizes performance measurements and indicators to develop a measurement system that will identify areas for improvement; leads development of Productivity Improvement Plan for each performance indicator or area identified.Guides distribution center management team in developing action plans for conducting internal analysis and identification of operational gaps.Partners with management and non-management team to identify root causes for gaps using feedback from employee discussions and analyses of historical and future planning data reports.Identifies and communicates changing trends as identified through analysis; partners with team to develop a work environment that understands and responds to the need for change.Sets distribution center performance goals.Monitors distribution center budget on a monthly basis and provides expense rationale; assists Manager in developing annual budget.Works with Human Resources to determine appropriate methods to solve employee relations issues; demonstrates effective use of policies and procedures.Creates a strong distribution center work team by leading the process to eliminate operational barriers.Develops a positive, participative image in the community.Working hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:Strong analytical and math skills; strong attention to detail.Knowledge of specific individual operations within the distribution center.Planning and forecasting skills.Ability to communicate effectively in order to write operational and overall performance reports as well as coordination with corporate offices and retail stores.Understanding of human resource practices and OSHA and FDA regulations.Ability to effectively monitor and develop team members to ensure smooth operation of the distribution center.Proficiency in Excel and Word; experienced with general software applications; familiarity with Warehouse Management System functionality.Education:BachelorsExperience:10+ yearsQualifications:Ten years experience in distribution, logistics, and management.Bachelor's degree preferred. Apply online.Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.