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Operations Management Trainee

Company: Commonwealth Building Materials, Inc
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 250 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Maintain appropriate inventory levels in the yard, control shrinkage & damaged inventory, oversee monthly cycle counting & close out procedures, and negotiate pricing, terms, conditions & program details with vendors

* Responsible for training and enforcing that all yard employees adhere to company safety, driving, and machinery policies

* Organize and host weekly safety meetings with appropriate yard personnel

* Perform weekly and monthly GMS management safety reviews

* Maintain open and clear lines of communication with customers at all times, informing them of any issues related to their order & delivery if they should arise

* Monitor the delivery of materials from other yards to coordinate with agreed upon "Drop Dead" time

* Case pick reduction

* Warehouse layout changes

* Implementing new software

* Reducing overweight trucks

Other Competencies:

* Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive

* Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

* Able to work in a fast-paced, building materials distribution yard

* Ability to interpret customer needs, assess requirements and identify solutions

* Strong verbal communication skills

* Ability to organize work and manage time

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience

* Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

* Internship or related work experience in a customer facing or sales role preferred

* Results oriented, attention to detail and good time management skills

Physical Demands:

* Must be able to remain in stationary position 70%

* Occasionally, will move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc.

* Must be able to operate basic office machinery

* Must be able to communicate with team and management and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

* Constantly working in office environment

Mental Demands:

* Must be able to problem solve and prioritize tasks

* Must be able to manage stress depending on tasks

* Must be able to multitask

* Must be able to receive and analyze operations information

* Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur

* Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

Company Benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance

* 401k

* Paid holidays & vacation days

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.


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