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Title:  District Operation Manager


Fairfield, CA, US, 94533

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24539

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Under the general direction of the Director, the District Operations Manager ensures the daily safe, efficient, legal and economical operation of all branches in an assigned District, including transportation, warehouse and tank farm.


How You Contribute

• Facilitating compliance to corporate health, safety, and environmental affairs policies, including completion of all required training, documentation and record keeping.

• Supporting sales efforts consistent with corporate and regulatory compliance, health, safety and environmental affairs standards.

• Collaborating with the emergency response teams across the district.

• Managing district health and safety program and conducting safety audits in conjunction with company policies and requirements.

• Ensuring comprehensive incident investigations are conducted in a timely manner, identification of root causes and implementation of corrective and preventative measures.

• Regularly communicating district performance, opportunities and issues, and branch or industry related trends to leadership.

• Managing salary plan, personnel development, hiring, promoting and termination of assigned employees.

• Evaluating skill gaps with direct reports and staff and partners with Human Resources on development programs for subordinates.

• Communicating performance expectations and implications to departments and teams.

• Overseeing compliance with all training requirements and needs of district staff.

• Developing budget and operating plans for all branches in assigned District in coordination with district and regional management.

• Regularly participating in District Business Meetings.

• Overseeing budget and operating plans for branches within the district and monitor and directs achievement of branch goals.

• Responsible for efficient warehouse, repack & transportation functions.


Skills and Background

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in Engineering or Chemistry.

• HazMat certified, Hazwoper Certified, CVI.

• 7+ years experience in operational leadership.

• Strong supervisory experience.

• Knowledge of chemical distribution facility operation preferred.

• Strong interpersonal skills in coaching and team building with all levels of people in the organization.

• High level of decision-making ability, balancing customers needs and company objectives.

• Leadership abilities that are recognized by peers and subordinates.

• Working knowledge of governmental requirements related to the chemical industry; i.e. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, DOT, etc. or demonstrated ability to attain such knowledge.


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairfield

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