Position Title: Director of Warehouse and Logistics Operations
Reports To: Executive Director
Supervises: All Warehouse and Logistics Operations Employees
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Revised Date: August 12, 2019
Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000 per year, DOE

Spread the Word Nevada Overview
Spread the Word Nevada was formed in July 2001 by Co-Founders, Laurie Hartig and Lisa Habighorst.

Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. Through community collaboration, mentorship and family partnership programs, Spread the Word Nevada fosters reading and language development opportunities ultimately leading to brighter academic and economic futures for these children. We are dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk children, one book at a time.

Spread the Word Nevada has various programs that they support, coordinate and facilitate to advance childhood literacy. Programs include the Kids to Kids program, the Breakfast/Snack Time with Books program, the Books & Buddies program, the Books on Break program. Currently, the Organization’s programs are being implemented, supported and utilized throughout a continuously growing number of elementary schools throughout the Greater Las Vegas Valley and Washoe County, Nevada.

We are Deeply Committed to Equity & Diversity
Spread the Word Nevada strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for children when their Program Directors, Managers, Facilitators, Coordinators and Volunteers reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Our employees agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity.

Position Summary
The Director of Warehouse and Logistics Operations position is responsible for directing all policy, procedure and operational aspects of warehousing and distribution operations. Ensures accurate, timely and cost effective management of inventory and finished goods. Utilizes the designated software system to monitor and track inventory and identify and resolve issues. Manages inventory control, distribution and receiving, warehouse and fulfillment operations and maintenance of fleet, equipment and facilities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
• Develop a talented staff to support and execute the company strategy by setting clear direction, stretch goals, distributes work appropriately, plans activities, drives for results, follows-up and rewards exceptional performance
• Assist company leadership in setting company strategy and direction for the warehouse based on future organizational growth, external factors, emerging technologies, and consumer needs
• Manage multiple projects at once; plan, arrange, organize and negotiate contracts, services, vendors, and communicate status on a regular basis
• Creates and implements strategies and specific objectives and develops budgets/policies/procedures
• Report and present financials, projects, and goals to executive team as needed
• Responsible and accountable for annual budget and goals of warehouse and logistics operations, maintenance, and capital projects related to the department, as defined by the Board and Executive Director
• Maintain all Federal and State Mandated Safety regulations and standards on behalf of the Organization.
• Direct labor hours, consumable supplies and logistics within budget and work schedule goals
• Manage the process related to the receipt and transportation of donated books
• Manage the storage of inventory in a manner that maximizes the utilization of the facility and ensures the efficiency of operation and inventory procedures
• Manages, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the Warehouse, Transportation, Shipping, Inventory and Dispatch operational functional areas
• Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws regulating safe driving
• Maintains a safe driving record and appropriate driver’s license classification in the instance that operating agency vehicles may be required
• Direct the proper selection, purchase and utilization of Company assets in support of warehouse and Transportation operations
• Safety Training and annual follow up training as required for all employees, including all departments within the organization
• Exemplify and constantly emphasize proper lifting techniques to all staff members
• Supervise and participate in, when necessary, the loading and offloading of vehicles, containers, etc
• Operate a variety of warehouse equipment and vehicles; utilize a variety of hand tools, forklifts, and other items as required
• Arrange for maintenance and repair of all warehouse equipment as needed
• Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director that are related to the fundamental aspects of the Director of Warehouse and Logistics Operations or related positions

• Represent the Warehouse and Logistics Operations department at executive staff meetings
• Relay information from these meetings to appropriate parties within the Warehouse and Logistics Operations department when appropriate
• Interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; coaching and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s HR policies, SOP’s and compliance and regulatory laws
• Manage the scheduling, staffing, timekeeping of all Warehouse and Logistics Operations employees and evaluate direct reports
• Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director that are related to the fundamental aspects of the Director of Warehouse and Logistics Operations or related positions

Education and/or Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree required in business administration or 3-5 years of related experience in warehouse and logistics operations, transportation and supervising teams of 5 or more employees
• Knowledge of Inventory and Warehouse Management systems
• Communicate regularly with your colleagues and build positive relationships
• Encourage & practice a tidy work environment in the office, warehouse, and all electronic follow-ups.
• Ensure you and your staff present a professional corporate image at all times through presentation, dress code, and behavior
• Demonstrate and promote the company vision and values
• Working knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations and enforcement
• In depth knowledge and hands-on experience with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and regulations pertaining to Warehouse and Logistics Operations
• Ability to operate and achieve/maintain Forklift Operator Certification

General Requirements
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows software including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Must possess proficient ability to communicate in English in oral and written format
• Must be a strong collaborator and team player
• Strong analytical computer based skills
• Effective communicator
• Excellent organization and project management skills
• Ability to apply independent discretion and judgment

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
• Valid Nevada State Drivers’ License, proof of current automobile insurance and automobile registration

Personal Characteristics
Below are some of the qualities a Director of Warehouse and Logistics Operations will exhibit:
• Passion for the mission
• Creative and innovative
• Ethical behavior
• Donor-centered with a focus on building long-term relationships
• Commitment to fostering teamwork
• Leading by example, through thoughtful planning and decision making
• Strong organizational skills
• Problem solving capabilities

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand frequently; walk frequently; sit; use hands and fingers to point, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to excessive heat, wet and/or humid outside conditions. Due to working in the office, warehouse and/or school setting, the noise level in the environment is moderate to high.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Scheduled hours may change based on business need. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

PTO Plan
Medical Plan available after sixty days of employment
Paid holidays – 9 days per calendar year
401K plan available after six full months of employment

To apply:
• Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: info@spreadthewordnevada.org
• A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

Posting Close Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 or until filled

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.