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Area Operations Manager - based in Seattle/Redmond

Company: Avantor
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryOverall management co-ordination and responsibility for the day to day operational management of the Avantor Services team on our customer' site. Responsible for health and safety requirements, training/compliance and line management of the Avantor staff to ensure delivery of a high-quality service to our customer. Liaise with other suppliers, senior stakeholders and the science community ensuring continuity of contracted services by measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and adhering to Service Level Agreements (SLAs). May assist higher level supervisor. Supervises a team supporting chemical management.MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)

  • Leads and directs team efforts as well as performs work provided in SOW related to customer requirements.
  • Coaches and motivates team members to successfully perform job requirements and to meet / exceed goals and objectives. Encourages through mentoring, as well as supporting individual, professional and team growth.
  • Management of open order status reports, customer, metrics and department reports, and SOP/SOW maintenance
  • Provides training and development as well as back-up to associates to perform required tasks.
  • Performs administrative duties such as associate performance appraisals, succession planning, time card review, vacation scheduling, etc.
  • Creates and maintains: SOP?s, SOW?s, SPI?s and KPI?s.
  • Acts as a liaison between customer, VWR services and VWR sales.
  • Brings Value to the customer from personal development in the industry. Perform other duties as assigned.BENEFITS: (All Full-time employees are eligible for health benefits on 1st day of employment)
    • Dental, Vision, and Medical and HFS (Healthcare Flexible Spending& Saving)
    • PTO & Paid Holidays
    • Short and long-term disability coverage
    • Paid parental leave,
      • 401k & 401k Matching
      • Employee Stock purchase options.
        QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
        • High school diploma or GED required; Associates degree or undergraduate degree in business or science related field is preferred
        • 4-5 years applicable experience in customer services/purchasing/or account management
        • Previous experience managing associates is a warehouse or chemical role preferred
        • Forklift Certification a plus
        • Spill containment , IATA, DOT, IMDG and Hazwoper training a plus
        • Valid Driver's License and transportation
          KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
          • Conform to all customer requirements for background checks, health and safety issues, security clearances and medical checkups.
          • Excellent customer service skills; display a professional can do attitude
          • Basic purchasing and inventory knowledge
          • High regard for safety, quality and adherence to protocols, policies and procedures
          • Must be flexible, adaptable, and multi-task oriented
          • Ability to self-manage and self-motivate; forward thinking
          • Strong verbal and written communication skills skills to interact with both customers and various departments within VWR
          • Proficient in trouble shooting
          • Understanding of, and ability to administer VWR?s policies consistently
          • Ability to make sound business decisions with limited consultation with manager
          • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19
            The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
            Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
            Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.
            A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.
            Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that may weigh up to 50lbs.DISCLAIMER:
            The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
            Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

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