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Warehouse "Cooler" Manager
Ref No.: 15-02492
Location: New Britain, Connecticut
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 09/29/2015
 CONFIDENTIAL
COOLER MANAGER


General Purpose:
Responsible for close supervision of all warehouse/loadout personnel including supervisors, foreman, and warehouse workers in order to achieve accurate and efficient shipping and receiving of products.  Must be able to maintain a firm handle on all aspects of operations, inclusive of effective interdepartmental communication between management and warehouse personnel.
 
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Development of systems to minimize errors related to picking and checking.  A.M. pickups and customer expiration code requirements.
  • Development of systems to minimize refrigeration loss and product loss related to loadout activities.
  • Actively promote and effectively communicate company values, mission goals, safety policies, loss control targets, and quality assurance standards to department personnel.
  • Coordinate shipping and receiving activities with all other departments to maximize the overall efficiency of the operation and minimize customer service issues.
  • Insure product condition and cleanliness through monitoring, training, and maintenance of cooler areas.
  • Responsible for accurate product rotation and inventory control of manufactured and distributed products receipt including counts, damage and codes standards.  Prepare warehouse and associated storage systems for physical inventories.
  • Responsible for timely and thorough communication of department issues to management including maintenance and quality assurance.
  • Responsible for maintaining warehouse and loadout function in full compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory agencies including safety, labor, health and worker's compensation requirements.
  • Responsible for scheduling staff (departmental headcount and hours including overtime) to maximize efficiency and minimize total cost.  This area will be measured by the case/man-hour efficiency report.
  • Responsible for the development of written Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P's) that include associated safety practices.
  • Directly responsible for training of all new employees on proper procedures for all activities including equipment and machinery.
  • Manage the issues related to product shortages/loading errors in order to reduce transportation costs.  Includes the set-up and organization of A.M pickups and transfer of product to the depots.
  • Manage and achieve budgeted AOP objectives.
  • Effectively manage yard jockeys.
  • Implement GMPs All personnel have the authority and responsibility for shutting down production lines and reporting to management when food safety or quality is suspected or known to be compromised.
  • Management has the responsibility to assure that all food safety issues related to equipment, processes and methods have been adequately addressed to assure safe food is being produced before starting or continuing production.
  • All personnel have the authority and responsibility for shutting down production lines and reporting to management when food safety or quality is suspected or known to be compromised.
  • Management has the responsibility to assure that all food safety issues related to equipment, processes and methods have been adequately addressed to assure safe food is being produced before starting or continuing production.
  • Adhere to all DFA Food Safety and Quality policies and procedures, reporting any non-conformities to Quality Assurance Management.
  • Adhere to all DFA Safety policies and procedures, reporting any non-conformities to the Director of Plant Operations or the Safety Manager.
  • Adhere to all DFA GMP/SOP policies and procedures, reporting any non-conformities to Quality Assurance Management.
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Other duties may be assigned as required.
 
Requirements:
Required Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 8 years of experience managing warehouses and inventories
 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Leadership Skills
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Experience with computer programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and statistical process control.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • SQF Level 3
  • Food manufacturing GMPs
 
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's or Associates Degree
  • Experience in refrigerated environments
 
Reporting to this Position:
  • Warehouse Supervisors, Management Trainee
 
Travel:
No travel required
5%-15% (1-3 times per year)
15%-25% (1-2 times per quarter)
25%-50% (up to 1 week per month)
50%-75% (up to 2 weeks per month)
75%-100% (3+ weeks per month)
 
Scope (Revenue, Number of Employees, etc.):
  • Number of position(s) this position will oversee  - 3 direct and 35 indirect
  • Revenue
  • Plant/Dept size 150,000 square feet
  • Sales or volume 140 Million
 
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • Office Environment and Warehouse Environment
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.