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Title:  Branch Operations Supervisor


Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9541

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

Primary Purpose:

Supervise personnel, facilities and operations related activities of smaller to medium size branch.  Responsible for regulatory, health and safety compliance at the facility. 


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Demonstrated skills required in previous job
  • 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
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to handle diverse and significant workload
  • Leadership abilities that are recognized by peers and subordinates
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of chemical distribution and VWR Standard Operating Procedures
  • Pro-actively removes barriers preventing employees form succeeding
  • Recognizes those who sacrifice for the good of the organization
  • Ability to communicate well with agencies and public having interest in our organization
  • Ability to operate all warehouse equipment
  • Ability to respond to emergency response situations
  • Basic understanding of UVX2000 & PC skills


Developmental Requirements:

  • Demonstrated skills in hiring decisions
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated financial management skills; to enhance current skill level complete “Understanding Financial Statements” within 18 months of entry into supervisory position



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience. 
  • In-depth knowledge of chemical distribution facility operation. 
  • In-depth knowledge of Local, State and Federal regulations affecting facilities in area of responsibility. 
  • HazMat certified, Hazwoper Certified
  • 3-5 years’ experience in operations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Working knowledge of governmental requirements related to the chemical industry; i.e. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, DOT, etc. or demonstrated ability to attain such knowledge


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

  • Office and plant environment 
  • Outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work varying and extended hours
  • Ability to operate all warehouse equipment
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and direct Emergency Response Teams


Univar 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 vacation and sick leave and much more.




Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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