Sr. Director, Operations


We are currently looking for an experienced Sr. Director of Operations to lead operations at our 750,000 sq. ft Distribution Campus in Alsip, Illinois. Our campus in Alsip, IL, is the largest distribution function in Wesco’s global distribution network. With over 300 people and $100mm in inventory, the Alsip campus processes more than 3000 orders and 2 million feet of cable per day out of 2 buildings. The campus is fast paced, ever changing, and a key component to Wesco’s success.

Reporting to an RVP Operations, the Sr. Director of Operations will be responsible for overall day-to-day warehouse operations management, as well as, long term and short term facility planning. The Operations Sr. Director will manage, develop, and coach a team of Operations Managers and Operations Supervisors while managing change and driving operational efficiency within the facility. The qualified candidate will also be able to establish strong communications with their team, external support teams, sales and customers in order drive operational efficiency of the facility. Ideally, the Operations Sr. Director will strive in a fast paced, changing, high priority environment while driving organizational goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team of 20+ Operations leaders (managers and supervisors) and 300+ associates to ensure best in class customer service is delivered on a daily basis.
  • Serve as a liaison and build meaningful relationships with; Leadership peers, sales teams, customer service, transportation, facilities, finance, audit teams, corporate quality and other Anixter teams.
  • Plan, develop and manage budgets, P&L for facility, and be responsible for long-range planning, cost saving initiatives, production efficiency initiatives, employee /labor relations, succession planning and overall warehouse oversight.
  • Design and implement new procedures, prepares cost projections, lead maintenance activities and analyze site performance.
  • Direct and oversee programs to ensure safety of all associates, equipment and property. Ensure compliance with all company, customer and government/regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor and develop staffing plans to ensure proper staffing levels -- manages labor costs, overtime and retention.
  • Assists in annual budget planning process and regularly monitors expenditures.
  • Review, develop, and implement policies to ensure quality, production, safety, and cost metrics are met.


  • 15+ years of operations management experience within logistics, distribution, production, or manufacturing.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 10+ years’ experience leading full cycle warehouse activities in large ($50mm+ inventory) distribution, production, or manufacturing center.
  • Experience managing P&L, budget, and cost of at least $50mm.
  • Experience building partnerships with sales and customers required.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and developing leaders.
  • Ability to interface effectively with other warehouse team members, other departments, customers, sales teams and vendors.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Experience identifying development opportunities and leading change initiatives.
  • Knowledge of inventory management practices, warehouse and distribution best practices, quality management systems and facility maintenance programs.
  • Excellent computer skills and warehouse management system experience required.
  • Strong communicator, self-directed, motivated and goal oriented.

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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