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Title:  Branch Operations Manager


Waxahachie, TX, US, 75165

Company:  Univar USA
Requisition ID:  9581

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:

Under the general direction of the District Operations Manager, the Branch Operations Manager (BOM) is responsible for the efficient day-to-day operations of the branch, including directing a team of Supervisors and managing the branch’s annual budget and operating plan.


Key Deliverables: 

  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Staff Supervision
  • Branch Administration
  • Sales Support/Customer Service
  • Quality Assurance
  • Inventory Management
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Process Improvement


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Direct supervision for Branch Operations Supervisors and any assigned administrative personnel.
  • Indirect supervision of all branch employees.
  • Fulfill supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience 
  • 5-7 years operations experience
  • Knowledge of chemical distribution facility operation preferred 
  • Working knowledge of governmental requirements related to the chemical industry; i.e. OSHA, EPA, RCRA, DOT, etc. preferred or demonstrated ability to attain such knowledge


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Supervisory Leadership; proven ability to communicate with, support, and motivate employees to achieve operational objectives
  • Strong verbal /written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a team environment
  • Analytical; ability to track, record and report department production
  • Experience with performance metrics and process improvement
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Excel and Word
  • High level of decision-making ability; balancing customers’ needs and company objectives
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to handle diverse and significant workload
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of chemical distribution and UNIVAR Standard Operating Procedures
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements as it pertains to FDARP as applicable to the facility
  • Ability to operate all warehouse equipment
  • Ability to respond to emergency response situations
  • Basic understanding of UVX2000
  • Some branches may require HazMat certification or Hazwoper Certification


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions/Other Requirements:

  • 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 75 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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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