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Operations Coordinator I - Military Veterans

at Univar Solutions

A Place Where People Matter. 

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions!  Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you. 


Primary Purpose:
The Operations Coordinator plays a crucial role in our Plants, ensuring accurate execution of transactions within our SAP ERP System and supporting critical Operations Management activities on a daily basis. Our Operations Coordinators works closely with our Operations Managers and Supervisors to drive activities through the plant, including tracking of inbound and outbound shipments, management of  inventories, document retention and other various work to keep our locations efficient, safe and in compliance with internal and external requirements.
Additionally, the Operations Coordinator plays a key role for internal partners, acting as a liaison for Operations, and sharing information relating to Customer Order fulfillment and shipment status,  coordinating shipments with Common Carriers, and managing the many vendor partners that Univar Solutions works with locally on a daily basis.
This role requires individuals to have a solid base of understanding of how Warehouse Operations function, with the technical acumen to drive processes through our various business systems.
Execute Transactional Activities through the SAP ERP System, including but not limited to:
• Receive Materials & Containers into Inventory
• Assign Storage Locations for putaway
• Direct Material picks in preparation for shipment to Customers
• Review and firm Process Orders to schedule production
• Manage and scan associated documentation as needed or required to meet customer and regulatory requirements

Support critical Plant Operations Management activities:
• Manage procurement of indirect and capital related materials or expenses, including vendor set up, invoice management and reconciliation
• Support Operations Manager in other needed areas of focus on an as needed or project basis

Coordinate communication with other Departments as necessary, relating to:
• Sales Order Inventory Availability & Shipment status
• Shipment Coordination and Freight Claim disposition with Transportation Teams
• Status of Inbound Materials with Purchasing Teams
Support critical Inventory Control processes, including:
• Cycle Count management and execution
• Inventory Adjustments, root cause and reconciliation
• Management of container tracking and returns
• Technical acumen and familiarity with standard business computer systems
• Ability to work independently and prioritize daily tasks to ensure completion of work
• High School Diploma required

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
• 1-2 years experience managing transactions through SAP ERP system preferred
• Experience within the Chemical Industry, or other highly regulated field, preferred



Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more.  Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!


We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.


Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe! 


We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion.  Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry. 


Univar Solutions 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.


Univar Solutions does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms (collectively Recruiting Firms). Recruiting Firms must enter into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Univar Solutions prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. All searches must be initiated by Univar Solutions' Talent Acquisition team and candidates must be submitted via Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by approved vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless the aforementioned conditions have been met. Contacting our hiring managers directly is prohibited.


Willow Springs, IL

Univar Solutions

You’ve proudly protected our freedom and we’d be honored to have you on our team! 

Our purpose at Univar Solutions is to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. We are an integral part of providing critical products to the communities where we live, play, and work through the incredible efforts of our people… our greatest strength.  

We believe military service is synonymous with our core values:

  • Serious About Safety            
  • We Do What We Say            
  • Where People Matter          
  • Valuable To Others 
  • Together We Win


Our Military Commitment

Univar Solutions is committed to supporting Military Veterans and Families by creating a world-class environment for Veterans to grow their careers as members of our team. Our Veterans Resource Network enables a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for all Military Veterans by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the skills and experiences Veterans deliver in an organization
  • Engaging and empowering Veterans, Veteran Families, and supporters to enhance professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment
  • Providing education and support for Veterans and Veteran Families’ needs
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and diversity that embraces Veterans and welcomes them into an environment where their experiences, opinions, and contributions are truly valued
  • Advocating for and financially contributing to Veteran causes and charities
  • Ensuring we can be a preferred employer of Veterans

Come join Univar Solutions as one of hundreds of Veterans in our ranks who are helping us to redefine Chemical and Ingredient Distribution!

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