Manager of Warehouse and Logistics

Washington D.C.
Jul 22, 2016
Mar 27, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Manager of Warehouse and Logistics
Job ID: 160413 Location: MD - Carmen Turner Facility
Posting Open-Close 07/21/2016
- 08/08/2016
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Union NRP
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description

Posting/Position Details:

All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field.  Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in warehousing, storage, maintenance and distribution in a multiple storeroom environment and experience in controlling various categories of operating and/or capitalized material required.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education in Business or Supply Chain Management with a minimum of eleven (11) years of progressively responsible experience in warehousing, storage, maintenance and distribution in a multiple storeroom environment and experience in controlling various categories of operating and/or capitalized material is required.


Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued from the jurisdiction of residence.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This position is responsible for the management and supervision of the Bus Maintenance warehousing and material distribution functions, including the BMNT warehouses, satellite storerooms, physical distribution of material throughout the 11 Bus Maintenance warehouses and storerooms, property disposal and the receiving, testing and inspecting of incoming and outgoing material. The incumbent has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. The incumbent supervises multiple teams of Inventory Parts Specialist, Storeroom Clerks and Storeroom Supervisors that are responsible for receiving, storing, issuing, transporting and disposing of material throughout Bus Maintenance. Incumbent is responsible for identifying, analyzing and recommending various distribution channels to maximize material availability to operational units and minimize costs associated with handling and storing material. Incumbent has overall responsibility for disposal of excess and surplus material and the management of the Qualified Products List and Material Safety Data Sheet programs. Incumbent is supervised by the BMNT Director, Storerooms and Material Logistics who reviews the performance of work through periodic reports, key performance indicators and conferences. This is responsible senior level materials management work.

Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities of the Bus Maintenance storeroom functions, while coordinating with the Office of Procurement and Materials to ensure maximum efficiency and control of inventory assets.

Develops and implements plans, policies and procedures governing the receipt, storage, maintenance, accountability and distribution of material throughout the 11 Bus Maintenance warehouses and storerooms to maximize material availability and accountability while minimizing handling, storage and delivery costs.

Develops, implements and maintains procedures that will ensure on-time delivery and availability of material based on such factors as system-wide usage, individual storeroom usage, distribution channels, distribution resources, current stock outage rates and storage requirements.

Develops, implements and maintains procedures that will ensure appropriate material levels appropriately distributing materials amongst the 11 BMNT warehouses and storerooms.

Recommends overall inventory program strategy and guidelines, develops and implements supply policy instructions governing internal procedures, policy instructions, and other documents covering supply chain policies and procedures.

Develops, implements and maintains property disposal procedures for Bus Maintenance that ensure a high level of oversight and control while maximizing returns to the Authority through innovative methods of inventory reduction.

Develops, implements and maintains a Receipt Inspection procedure to ensure incoming material meets specification requirements. Coordinates discrepancies with contractors to ensure maximum benefit and parts availability to the Authority.

Develops policies, procedures and guidelines that govern the inventory, storage, and distribution of bus equipment and material valued in excess of 20 million dollars.

Assists in determining ways to improve operational and cost performance.  Reviews the storeroom operating budget, policies and procedures to ensure that the Authority’s policies and procedures are being followed.

Evaluates equipment and material budgets to determine whether results are consistent with established financial objectives and goals within the department.

Enhances and maintains positive working relationships with internal customers to maximize operational support, credibility and responsiveness.

Participates in the development and implementation of the computerized inventory management and warehousing system and makes recommendations for enhancements as appropriate.

Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, approving leave requests and time sheets, and ensuring that appropriate subordinate training is provided.

Monitors the workloads of the various categories of storeroom requirements and allocates available resources to ensure the most efficient and effective work performance in accordance with established priorities.

Establishes clear goals and performance standards for subordinates against which they will be measured and conduct performance evaluations of subordinates based on these standards.

Stays abreast of state-of-the-art developments in the supply chain management field.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment.  It is not intended to replace the official job description.  Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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