Warehouse Supervisor / Receiving Supervisor

Overview

The Warehouse Supervisor position is responsible for the efficient coordination of team members aiming to maintain the efficiency of receiving, storing, testing, inventory and shipping products in a continuous improvement-based environment, while also creating and maintaining a safe work environment.  This is to be accomplished through directing and monitoring the activities of employees; effective leadership, coaching and development of individuals; and through building team dynamics targeting receiving, storing, testing, inventory and shipping techniques. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Warehouse Supervisor position is accountable for the efficient coordination of team members aiming to maintain the efficiency of receiving practices, material storage, onsite distribution and the delivery of performance results, through effective execution in directing and monitoring of all manufacturing warehouse functions and leading and developing team members:

  • Supervises and monitors the activities of employees working in all Manufacturing Warehouse Areas
  • Ensures that behaviors, practices and the work environment support a safe workplace by enforcing safety and sanitation rules and principles
  • Ensures and monitors receiving, storage and distribution efficiency
  • Utilizes metrics/data to evaluate and improve Receiving, Storage and Distribution methods/standards
  • Inspects Receiving and Material Storage processes to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Develops and implements receiving, storing, inventory and distribution improvement plans
  • Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet performance standards
  • Translates schedules to receiving, storing, and distribution requirements
  • Utilizes standard work processes to ensure repeatable performance
  • Monitors goals and levels to make sure they are consistent with performance standards
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments
  • Tracks employees’ work performance and attendance to ensure performance metrics are met
  • Directs employees involved in the receiving, material storage, inventory and distributing processes

Leads and Develops Team Members

  • Coaches team members on a daily basis in the principles of effective work procedures in the manufacturing warehouse
  • Leads the team through an emphasis on both process and people
  • Communicates effectively with employees through both oral and written means
  • Conducts employee training to improve employees’ expertise and knowledge in equipment operations, work safety procedures, and teamwork, or assigns employee training to experienced workers
  • Provides feedback to employees on individual performance standards in a timely and efficient manner
  • Provides training to employees or ensures that all employees are adequately trained and engaged in developmental activities
  • Builds rapport and collaborative relationships across cross-functional teams 

Performs additional related duties as assigned

Role Contribution Level

This position is a Supervisor role. The position requires the incumbent to directly supervise employees; promote safe and efficient operations; and establish a positive work environment with people working together collaboratively. The incumbent must effectively shift from primarily directly overseeing task completion to primarily assigning tasks to others to be completed. He/she must value supervisory work, and demonstrate an ability to provide effective feedback, coaching, and motivation to employees, including difficult messages.

 

Education and Work Experience Requirements:

  • 4 year degree
  • 2+ years of experience in a warehouse management or supervision role, preferably in the food processing industry 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic and advanced methods of training and coaching individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Time management skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work within an integrated operating enterprise
  • Ability to manage hourly team members in executing complex programs
  • Ability to work a variable schedule
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities consistent with the essential duties and responsibilities