Warehouse Manager in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 12/1/2021

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Empire Today s Market Operations team is an integral part of our company's business strategy and include local personnel managing warehouses, product receipt and distribution, customer service, full life cycle of customer orders, and installation management. This enables installers to deliver upon our commitment to our customers and support the success of Empire Today.


This position has direct accountability for the day-to-day warehouse activities to include; oversight of order accuracy, productivity levels, facility maintenance, safety compliance, and staff scheduling and training as needed to ensure customer commitment. This position reports to the Operations Manager.

  • Responsible for the daily scheduling of warehouse personnel to ensure proper staffing in order to load and unload products in a productive manner
  • Review and assign daily work orders to ensure proper materials are pulled, cut and prepared for delivery.
  • Directs the day-to-day activities of the warehouse. Such activities include shipping, receiving, sanitation, maintenance, inventory control, etc.
  • Oversight of inventory control, receiving errors, selection errors, and warehouse slotting of products.
  • Confer with other departments to coordinate warehouse assignments
  • Generates warehouse productivity reports; reviews for discrepancies, update changes in the database, and communicates with accounting department to resolve issues.
  • Responsible for preparing regular reports and statistics on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Ensure the Associates are wearing the proper safety equipment and follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Gathers, enters, and/or updates data to maintain departmental records and databases, as appropriate; establishes and maintains files and records for the office
  • Establishes work procedures and standards to improve efficiency and effectiveness of assigned operations


The successful candidate will possess:

  • This position requires a High School Diploma/GED and or College Degree preferred however not required
  • Five (5) years or more related warehouse distribution or retail home improvement experience
  • Good people management skills with ability to motivate others, delegate work and explain ideas. Forecasting and analytical ability.
  • Initiative and decisiveness; problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of shipping and warehouse practices
  • Ability to operate a forklift and a valid driver s license required
  • Train and implement safety policies and procedures
  • Must be flexible in a rapidly changing environment; team player; strong ability to meet deadlines; good communication skills
  • Home Improvement Industry is a plus.


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting. Find another Company that can beat that!
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires.


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

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