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Operations Management Trainee

Company: Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 8, 2021

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 trucksOther 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 timeBasic 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 skillsPhysical 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 environmentMental 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 judgementCompany Benefits:
            • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
            • 401k
            • Paid holidays & vacation daysThis 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.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc., Norfolk , Operations Management Trainee, Executive , Norfolk, Virginia

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