Operations Manager
Chicago, IL  / Woodridge, IL 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Position Name – Branch Manager (Operation Manager) Woodridge, IL
The Company: 
AFR Furniture Rental has grown to be one of the nation's largest independently owned companies because we care about the people that make AFR great. If you’re looking for a workplace where you can apply your skills, learn new ones, and go to work every day with purpose and drive, we want to hear from you. With offices and warehouses across the country, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities and welcome anyone with a passion for our industry to apply.

The PositionHave a knack for solving problems and love working with people? We are looking for a strong leader to manage the warehouse operations in our Woodridge, IL location. 
Basic Function: As a Branch Manager, you will have full responsibility for all Branch Operations, reporting directly to the Regional VP. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, have excellent communication skills and a strong desire to thrive in a fast-paced team environment. This position is for a hands-on, take-charge individual that can satisfy the administrative & physical aspects of the role while directing teams in the warehouse and onsite.

Additionally, we require a minimum of 2 years of previous Furniture, Tradeshow, Special Events or Party Rental Operations Management experience.

  • Manage team members inside our warehouse that are,
  • Picking orders and processing them for delivery (inspect furniture to see that it is good rental condition prior to loading on our trucks)
  • Inspecting and triaging furniture that is returned from rental to ensure that it is in rental ready condition before placing it in our rental ready area.
  • Manage drivers that are delivering furniture to venues
  • Work onsite at venue with teams while managing the delivery and installation process
  • Interact with customers onsite to ensure our teams are placing furniture in their designated areas
  • Implementation, compliance, and management of OSHA & Safety Program
  • Scheduling of manpower according to the workload
  • Managing overtime and temp labor according to the budget and workload
  • Managing and tracking of all warehouse expenses
  • Monitor/Create Transfers and insure they are pulled/prepped in a timely manner (while working with warehouse managers)
  • Shuttle scheduling
  • Route trucks for the next day’s runs
  • Inspect quality of product in Triage area and Staging area that has been pulled for orders
  • Weekly Sales/Ops calls to review details of upcoming orders
  • Performance reviews
  • Time Off/Vacation time

  • Positive language and active listening skills.
  • Great problem-solving skills. (Negotiation skills a plus)
  • Excellent writing and phone communication.
  • Basic aptitude for reading and math.
  • Leadership, delegation and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to learn and succeed.
  • Must have transportation to and from work.
  • Education needed: High School Diploma required, bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred  
  • Experience needed: previous Tradeshow and Special Events Operations Management experience
We offer the following benefits:
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits.
  • Life, AD&D and Employee Assistance Program at no cost to the employee.
  •  Flexible Spending (FSA) and Dependent Care Account.
  • Additional Supplement Benefits including Short Term Disability, Accidental, Whole Life and Term Life coverages
  • Vacation and PTO.

AFR has five divisions including Residential, Commercial, Special Events, Trade Show and Clearance Centers with 27 distribution centers across the United States. At AFR, we value teamwork. To us, teamwork is about creating an environment that elevates and encourages everyone on the team from Executives and Support Staff to Sales and Operations to shine. It is about building a community where we all thrive.
AFR Furniture Rentals provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. AFR Furniture Rentals complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

AFR Furniture Rentals expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of our employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

AFR Furniture Rentals will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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