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Director of Maintenance Supply Chain

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type: On-Site

Job Category: Supply Chain
Brand: NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID: R24_0000012109
Status: Full time

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  • Self-starter
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Job Summary

Directly support the Vice President of Operational Excellence by leading and directing the Supply Chain division’s maintenance strategy within a fast-paced distribution environment, focusing on safety, leadership, operational excellence, self-motivation, problem-solving, and teamwork. This leader will establish route maps with clear objectives and drive a sense of urgency to ensure that operational plans are executed, performance and budget goals are achieved, and teams are kept informed and coordinated across functions. You will foster a “safety first” culture through awareness, training, and accountability. You will quickly establish yourself as an engaging and inclusive leader with ownership of the team’s ability to maximize its productivity, growth, and development. You’ll create a positive work environment through real-time observations and specific, constructive, and actionable feedback. You’ll have the autonomy to innovate with new approaches to processes and methods, all in the name of more efficiency and implementing future process flow optimization. Your ability to find the root causes of problems will be well supported by an environment of calculated risk and testing. You’ll leverage the use of key performance indicators, Lean principles, Six Sigma, and other activities to understand and fine-tune the operation. Your commitment to others will shine when you jump right in to help teams meet their business goals. We are looking for an experienced supply chain director to lead and oversee all supply chain operations, from procurement to logistics. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in supply chain management, with a deep understanding of the various components of the supply chain and how they work together. They will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the efficiency of the supply chain, as well as reducing costs and ensuring timely delivery of products.


  • Develop and implement supply chain maintenance strategies that align with the company’s business goals.

  • Oversee all aspects of the supply chain maintenance programs, from procurement to distribution.

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other partners.

  • Manage inventory levels and ensure that products are delivered on time and in good condition.

  • Align & implement strategies for spare parts kit inventories related to material handling equipment and automation systems, by vendor and system. Lead identification and budgeting of spare parts for new systems and installations.

  • Monitor trends and anticipate changes in the marketplace.

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders and decision-makers.

  • Prepare reports and presentations for the leadership team.

  • Train and mentor employees.

  • Stay up to date on industry developments and best practices.

  • Serve as a liaison between the company and its suppliers.

  • Supports, trains, develops, motivates, and supports the distribution center salaried and hourly leaders.

  • Oversees the Supply Chain P&L for repair and maintenance and works with salaried managers to maximize productivity and deliver budgeted targets.

  • Establishes sound process improvement initiatives that drive year-over-year improvement, as well as streamline and optimize day-to-day operations.

  • Partners with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to identify and lead DC network projects that contribute to total supply chain cost and operational effectiveness.

  • Collaborates with other operational leaders in the network to drive standardization of processes, share ideas, and support one another in their implementations.

  • Supports operational strategy and innovation to drive business goals to eliminate cost, increase operational performance (e.g., safety, quality, service, cost), and maximize throughput.

  • Develops leaders to be capable of coaching, counseling, and motivating associates to attain optimum performance, productivity levels, and associate morale.

  • Ensures communication and teamwork among division to aid in the accomplishment of the supply chain objectives.

  • Ensures that all company and practices are communicated to facilities and practiced consistently.

  • Ensures effective communications; up, down, and across the business.

  • Manages multiple priorities in a multi-faceted environment with effective communication and thorough follow-through.

  • Creates and assesses/redefines key performance metrics to enable accurate and valid measurement of workforce performance and to identify areas for improvement.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of warehouse, inventory, facility, and yard.

  • Implements meaningful, relevant executive and manager training and development activities that link to company goals and objectives and meet the needs of managers.

  • Able to collect and analyze data using various tools and techniques and draw meaningful and actionable conclusions from the analysis.

  • Partner with Engineering teams to identify and implement safe maintenance accessibility and ease-of-maintenance on new material handling equipment and automation systems.

  • Identify and implement predictive maintenance programs to optimize uptime and availability on material handling equipment and automation systems.

  • Partner with suppliers and vendors on systematic reviews to optimize uptime and availability on material handling equipment and automation systems.

  • Develop and implement strategies and documentation to capture and effectively communicate maintenance lessons-learned from new systems and automation implementations.

  • Partner with automation providers to implement, maintain, and upgrade automation and MHE HMI systems, dashboards, and tracking systems to monitor, report, and track performance and operational KPI’s.


  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience in a related field (examples, Management, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Financial Management, Production/Operations Management).

  • 5 years’ experience maintenance related leadership roles.

  • 5 years’ management experience in a Distribution Center / Fulfillment Center / Manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with the ability to engage and motivate others.

  • Excellentcommunication,interpersonal,andorganizationalskills.

  • Good reasoning, conflict-management, and analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management and leadership skills.

  • Proven track record of reducing costs and increasing efficiency in the supply chain.

  • Experience with activity-based performance metrics, process improvement, and Lean thinking with a track record of delivering ‘best in class’ operations and performance.

  • Great communication skills and the ability and desire to manage a team.

  • A working knowledge of OSHA and DOT regulations.

  • Familiarity with Six Sigma or Lean principles

  • Travel to distribution centers within the division, anticipate 50% travel time each month.

  • CPIM or CSCP certification (preferred).

  • Extensive experience with ERP/MRP systems (preferred).


  • Supply Chain key performance indicators, including, but not limited to: Safety, Quality, Service, Cost, and People.

  • Building Safety & Compliance

  • Meeting/Exceeding P&L and Budget Goals

  • Operational Excellence and Effectiveness

  • Employee Engagement & Team Culture


  • Embodies the following values: serve, perform, influence, respect, innovate, team.

  • Effectively communicates by motivating and inspiring others through clear and proactive communication.

  • Delivers results and drives customer success by committing and focusing on outcomes to deliver results and making the customer the center of decisions.

  • Makes balanced decisions and thinks strategically by being a forward thinker.


  • Business Acumen: Must possess industry, organization and financial knowledge.

  • Strategic Consulting: Must be able to provide consultative problem-solving, as well as project and risk management competency.

  • Relationship Management: Must promote collaboration, networking, persuasion and influence.

  • Data Judgement: Must be able to provide data foundations, interpretation and storytelling.

  • Talent Management: Provide strategic HR expertise, employee experience management, change management and technological savviness.

  • Agility: Must lead with a growth mindset and drive innovation and iteration.

Physical Demands / Working Environment

In our fast-paced supply chain, you’ll always be on the move. Please note the following physical requirements in addition to tasks above:

  • With the fast-paced environment, you will bend, twist, stretch, push, pull carry and lift up to 50- 75 lbs.

  • Should be comfortable standing and or walking for up to 12 hours.

  • Willing and able to operate powered industrial equipment including walkies, reach truck, stand ups – proper training and safety standards will be provided.

  • Work in various temperature.

  • Able to access all areas of the Distribution Center, including the mezzanine platforms.

  • Able to read and interpret necessary policies and procedures to perform updates and operate systems and other programs within the Distribution Center, for example, ability to traverse conveyor crossovers.

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