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Staples Warehouse Team Manager in Putnam, Connecticut


We collaborate and innovate…

Our North American Supply Chain network brings technology and people together in innovative ways to deliver state–of–the–art products, services, and expertise. Our extensive portfolio of opportunities span from traditional inventory, fulfillment and delivery to specialized strategy, automation, engineering, analytics, leadership, and logistics. Our diverse network paired with a continued commitment to and investment in our people, process, platforms and the communities in which we live and serve are the foundation on which we build our bright future.

If you are interested in leveraging your talents to drive innovation, customer satisfaction, market growth, personal development and industry change in a dynamic team work environment---please explore the opportunities within our world class Supply Chain team!

Position Summary

The Team Manager ensures accomplishment of the DC Mission: “On Time, Accurate and Efficient Delivery of Merchandise. The Team Manager has the full responsibility of their teams/departments/shift. This includes leading their teams in ensuring the daily, weekly and monthly planning of their departments. Implement strategies that ensure the successful attainment of the teams/department/shift and DC goals

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, monitor and adjust operational plans to ensure daily, weekly, and monthly production requirements are met including batch completion times, batch turn times and the timely receipt and dispatch of product for all areas of responsibility. This includes ensuring interdepartmental balance of staffing coverage is maximized in achieving productivity based upon product flow and product mix.

  • Direct, coach and delegate to operational supervisors (level 33 and 34) as appropriate. Develop supervisors and associates to achieve the department’s performance goals and objectives. This includes on-the-job training, coaching and giving feedback on performance, and timely writing and delivering of performance appraisals.

  • Manage the departmental budgets and expenses within established guidelines to include proper labor planning and resource requirements in order to meet service level requirements, accuracy and quality goals, and controlling shrink.

  • Create a safe work environment for associates. This includes ensuring the associates have the proper equipment to do their job, clean work area, and educating associates on safe ergonomic work habits.

  • Train, develop and promote staff to create a pro-active, fair and consistent environment for all associates.

  • Effectively lead change to ensure distribution center support for company and distribution objectives.

  • Applicants are subject to passing a criminal backgroundcheck and a drug screen.



  • High School Diploma

  • Minimum experience 3-5yrs in Managerial role within Retail/Warehouse Distribution

  • Working knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software

  • Excellent Verbal and Communication skills

  • Must be flexible in schedule/may have minimal travel


  • Technical Knowledge in Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) AS-400

  • Previous Change Management Experience

  • Proficient knowledge of Computer Software (Microsoft outlook, word and excel applications)

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.