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Warehouse & Distribution Manager

PURPOSE: The Warehouse and Distribution Manager is responsible for coordinating the efficient movement of finished goods from the manufacturing area to the warehouse area, and the warehouse to retail customers. Manager is responsible for inventory control, supply chain management, logistics oversight, designing and executing process flows, and leading warehouse staff.

 DESCRIPTION OF PRIMARY DUTIES

Inventory Management

  • Oversees the management and control of inventory and inventory flow
  • Supports S&OP process to maintain adequate stock levels to meet sales forecasts, and reassesses levels to accommodate sales cycles
  • Proactively manages inventory accuracy with consistent, regular cycle counts and damaged product reports
  • Ensures compliance by following procedures and with maintaining appropriate records for moving product and labeling finished goods cases per customer requirements

 Warehouse Organization

  • Ensures that all parties along the supply chain are prepared to ship and receive their materials at the appointed date and time
  • Establishes optimal use of existing pallet racking and provides recommendations for layout improvement
  • Establishes contingency plans based on likely changes and the best information possible in forecasting obstacles but is always prepared to adjust if conditions shift
  • Implements and revises warehouse management procedures for all aspects of the warehouse

 Freight

  • Analyzes logistical problems and provides and/or recommends solutions
  • Coordinates with carriers for the shipping of materials and goods, including understanding the carrier’s capabilities
  • Hands on supervision of the picking, packing, and dispatching orders within stated timeframes
  • Ensures customers are invoiced timely and accurately for delivery services by coordinating with finance department

 Production Planning

  • Supports Manufacturing Scheduler with Sales & Operational Planning requirements for on-going sales, large customer orders, as well as special projects
  • Assists the Finance Department with managing inventory and cash management

 Customer Service

  • Provides excellent customer service by ensuring order accuracy and timely delivery and communicating with Customer Service regularly, including any out-of-stock issues

Leadership

  • Leads a team of full and part-time employees
  • Forecasts ongoing staffing needs and establishes staffing plan for growth
  • Ensures staff members are trained and following procedures
  • Maintains a high level of safety and housekeeping awareness in the general warehouse environment
  • Communicates quarterly priorities and enjoys managing a team of people

 Other Duties

  • Documents current procedures and reviews and adjusts for continuous improvement
  • Prepares reports and monitors progress by establishing metrics and providing a daily verbal report and weekly documented report
  • Able to resolve problems quickly by not short cutting procedures
  • Willing to understand and be involved with all levels of the business by participating in high level warehouse management to low skill and repetitive work
  • Participates in annual and quarterly planning process and executes plans
  • Other duties as assigned

  

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area focused on developing highly analytical skills and/or business principles
  • Ability to analyze data for managing inventory levels and processes
  • Ability to communicate well with internal and external customers
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and follow processes
  • Ability to problem solve quickly and with confidence
  • Satisfaction in seeing and fixing errors with a focus on doing things right the first time

 Preferred

  • Experience leading a warehouse distribution team
  • Solid understanding of inventory management
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, general ERP systems
  • Forklift skills

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sit for extended periods of time, ability to type, talk and communicate visual ability to use a computer and calculator, move around facility, occasional lifting and bending.

 WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Typical office working conditions, inside, typical non climate controlled warehouse conditions.

 

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Waymouth Farms, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

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