Warehouse Manager

Refresco North America - Greer, SC3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $69,000 a year
Key Accountabilities:
The following are essential duties and responsibilities for this position:

Adhere to all health and safety policies/procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the warehouse or production areas.
Responsible to adhere to food quality and food safety as per quality standards and/or Safe Quality Food requirements.
Overseeing the loading and unloading of all inventory and product for the location.
Direct and coordinate the activities of the warehouse and establish and maintain budget control.
Development of the team and continuous improvement in the performance of all team members by setting clear and challenging goals and objectives.
Maintain strong links with 3rd party suppliers through regular meetings and ensure that any issues are being addressed.
Ensure that all stock issues are resolved and ffeedback to relevant managers on key performance indicators such as accuracy, performance, output and efficiency.
Set the environment of the company by demonstrating our values, standards, and practices.
Personnel responsibilities to include training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluation of all warehouse personnel, coordination of training activities, developing a team atmosphere, and monitoring all employees through performance appraisals, coaching, and discipline.
Manage stock destruction and aged stock removal process.
Ensure warehouse personnel are responsible for duties such as good house-keeping, stock counts, and where appropriate movement of stock through use of pallet truck or fork lift truck.
Establish priorities and direct loading workforce to satisfy customer demand.
Plan and execute logistics needs with trucking firms to ensure timely pick-up and delivery of shipments, while minimizing overall freight costs.
Review and resolve operational problems to minimize cost and prevent operational delays.
Negotiate trucking contracts with relevant parties to ensure freight costs are competitive.
Responsible for the security of the product and warehouse.
Handle all damaged product orders and monitor status of returned products.
Communicate with manufacturing personnel to ensure appropriate materials are available to meet production requirements.
Developing and implementing policies, procedures and SOPs to ensure consistent quality and operating efficiency.
Ensure compliance with DOT and other safety regulatory agencies, as well as maintaining the material handling equipment, ensuring that all warehouse personnel are certified on equipment.

Experience in Food/ Beverage Manufacturing preferred
Proficient in Excel, Word, SAP and Power Point
Proven Leadership experience in a Production environment
Proven understanding and experience with financial processes including budgeting.
Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop a team environment promoting internal growth.
Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
Initiative, the ability to work independently, strong customer service orientation, strong written and verbal skills and flexibility, vision and creativity.
High level of accountability, quality and innovation (strives for high performance, emphasizes problem prevention, develops ideas for improvement, document new processes, and ensures accuracy of information.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in an organized, detailed manner, given limited time frames.

Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree in a related field. APICS designation an asset.
7+ years relevant work experience in warehouse logistics management

Working Conditions:
Physical-Continuously standing or walking. Regular requirements to lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight.
Visual/Sensory-This position requires regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.
Work environment- Work and environment are very repetitive.
Mental Stress- There is pronounced pressure from deadlines, production quotas, accuracy or similar demands.