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Vice President Of Distribution Center Operations

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Executive
Brand: NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID: R24_0000003686
Status: Full time

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  • Good Listener
  • Problem-solver
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
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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

The Vice President of DC Operations will lead and direct the operations of the DC network in the United States. This position is responsible for developing and providing strategy, vision and direction for DC facility leaders. Working with DC and sales leaders, the person will design, define and deploy a strategic roadmap for the operational excellence system across the DC Network. They will implement processes and procedures, communicate goals, monitor performance and provide feedback.


  • Leads and directs the facility's management team in the region by establishing direction and ensuring that it is implemented, communicating goals, monitoring performance, and providing feedback; identifying training and development needs and ensuring that opportunities for learning and growth are available; adhering to Supply Chain and company policies and procedures; and supervising the hiring, promotion, coaching, and training of new employees.

  • Manage each facilities’ financial operations in the region by authorizing and managing expenditures in relation to the budget; monitoring asset use; and generating, evaluating, and/or evaluating business reports.

  • Analyze and approve projected staffing plans to ensure they are accurately forecast to meet business goals for workload and performance results; guarantee timely implementation of staffing plans.

  • Develop, plan, and manage the facilities business plans for the region to achieve goals (e.g., safety, quality, service, productivity, and cost) and to identify potential for continuous improvement within complex operations.

  • Develop, implement, and/or manage processes and related documentation to monitor and assure compliance with Supply Chain and corporate quality, safety and sustainability standards, policies, procedures, and directives on a facility-wide level. Effectively facilitates strong partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders across the organization (including stores, inventory replenishment, transportation, finance, tech, product, etc), effectively developing, implementing, and sustaining key organizational objectives.

  • Trains and develops facility leadership and employees in the areas of operational acumen, leadership, end-to-end Supply Chain awareness, continuous improvement aptitude, and operations execution.

  • As a community liaison, participate in local and community organizations and philanthropic activities; advocate for company- sponsored programs and events among associates, customers, and the local community.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (e.g., Management, Logistics, Business Administration, Financial Management, Production/Operations Management)

  • 10 years experience in a management role within an operations/distribution/logistics/retail environment, supervising, evaluating, mentoring, and developing managers/supervisors; managing workload

  • Participate in the hiring and promotion of employees facility-wide

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.

  • Focus on our Employees – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.

  • Collaboration & Influence

  • Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.

  • Talent Management

  • Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.


  • 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.

  • Develops high-performing teams by providing inclusive leadership, attracting and developing world-class talent, providing ongoing feedback and building trust across the organization.

  • Culture Champion Models our GPC values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports our commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.

  • Servant Leadership Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.

  • Curiosity & Courage

Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.

  • Digital Transformation & Change

Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.

  • Deliver for the Customer - Customer Focus

Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an operational excellent mindset.

Physical Demands / Working Environment

This job is typically performed in an office or distribution center environment under usual working conditions. The work requires the ability to sit for prolonged periods at desk and working on a computer and telephone; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear; specific vision abilities required by this job includes Close vision and Distance vision.

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GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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I would say this is the first job where I've felt cared about as a person and not an asset. I love the people and what I do.

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