Operations Lead

Purpose: Supports the operations leadership team by contributing to labor allocation, leading meetings, assigning job duties, coaching for success, creating a safe & collaborative work environment, and driving process improvement. The role will be very technical and require strong problem-solving skills. Leads will work closely with Operations Supervisors to monitor workflows, manage breaks in volume, and drive overall shift performance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Operation Supervisor to lead a team of up to 50 hourly associates.
  • Utilize warehouse tools, including radio frequency handheld units (“RF Guns”) and computer kiosks, to update transactions within the warehouse management system (WMS) and ensure employee activities are logged for GoalPost performance tracking.
  • Understand and act as a role model in following all standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Train and coach associates to achieve all operational goals and service levels
  • Mentor and develop teammates to perform better in their current roles while preparing them for future career opportunities
  • Ability to develop and share best practices
  • Help to foster a positive team environment that encourages all associates to provide insights and feedback to improve processes, adapt to an ever-changing business, and stay focused on customer satisfaction
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe and orderly working environment
  • Identify, report, and follow up on any property damage or safety concerns
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Ability to count and distinguish colors
  • Proficient computer skills using the internet, Windows, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and navigating adidas systems
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a large group of co-workers
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach
  • Strong knowledge of DC operations, including storage methods and material flow
  • Performance and metrics driven mindset
  • Working knowledge of WMS
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment
  • Ability to reliably attend work/scheduled hours and overtime as needed
  • Ability to use equipment, including but not limited to box knife, RF scanner, manual and powered equipment



Essential Functions:

  • Work in a warehouse environment with noise, dust, and varying temperatures
  • regularly talk, hear; sit, stand and/or walk; use fingers, hands, arms and feet to reach, feel, handle, grip, grasp, lift, operate, push, pull, bend, and/or twist for up to twelve (12) hours/day
  • occasionally climb, stoop, kneel and/or crouch
  • occasionally lift and carry items such as boxes weighing up to fifty (50) pounds
  • work safely on elevated surfaces (i.e. multiple level mezzanine)
  • reliably attend work/scheduled hours

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in distribution/warehouse operations
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required
  • Leadership experience preferred

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Operations Lead

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Indianapolis
TEAM:  Supply Chain Management
State:  IN
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  364349
Date:  Sep 8, 2021