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Petco Operations Manager - Distribution Center in Reno, Nevada

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose:

With 10 locations across the country, our network of distribution centers keep all of our online stores and retail locations stocked with all the best products for our customers’ pets.

The Operations Manager will be for our Reno, NV Distribution Center. Will be responsible for planning, directing and managing the daily operation of a “main” distribution center through subordinate supervisors to ensure the timely and accurate receipt of inbound shipments; stock movement and completion of shipping of store orders. Works interactively with distribution supervisors to ensure efficient and effective operations.

Essential Job Functions:

Through previous background and experience, the candidate must demonstrate, with or without an accommodation, the ability to:

  • Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with an emphasis on the Company's interests.

  • Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks within established timeframes.

  • Analyze data to determine the appropriate course of action.

  • Effectively accomplish assigned duties/tasks through the work of subordinate supervisors.

Supervisory Responsibility:

The nature of this position entails supervising all distribution center employees through subordinate exempt level supervisors, to include interviewing, hiring, training, assignment delegation and follow through as well as periodic performance evaluation, disciplinary action and termination when necessary.

Work Environment:

While some job duties are performed while seated indoors, the majority of the time is spent in the distribution center, where exposure to heat, cold, dirt, dust, fumes and noises should not be overlooked. The incumbent may also be required on occasion to work in the warehouse where there may also be risk of injury resulting from improper procedures


  • 2 years of college at an accredited institution or equivalent experience; Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management or Logistics preferred.

  • At least 10 years of distribution center/warehouse experience required.

  • Strong working knowledge of basic distribution center management principles, including scheduling, budgeting, accounting relationships and inventory control procedures through experience.

  • Must be flexible with shift hours and some weekend work.


Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.