Warehouse Manager

LocationShelbyville, Kentucky
DepartmentOperations
Position Overview

The Warehouse Manager accountable for actively managing the daily warehouse operation including:

  • On-time order fulfillment
  • Leading Shipping staff to successfully attain daily, short-term, and long-term objectives
  • Maintain an organized and efficient warehouse facility
  • Ensure all employees are properly trained and cross-trained
  • Ensure scheduling and documentation requirements are met
  • Shipping process design improvement and new process development
  • Ensure balanced distribution of workload throughout department
  • Minimize department costs including overtime and shipping supplies
  • Ensure all equipment and resources are performing at optimum levels
  • Comply with ISO and Regulatory requirements
  • Support customer service, Manufacturing, Sales and other departments as necessary
  • Implement and promote continuous improvement through LEAN initiatives
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Take complete ownership of the department in terms of management of staff, picking orders, staging shipments, posting shipments, and ensuring sure the warehouse is well organized and clean
  • Assists other departments with information related to the status of customer orders, consumable materials, quality issues and employee safety concerns
  • Responsible for the quality of the products before and during shipment in line with the company quality systems, procedures and processes
  • Responsible for the accuracy of paper work, Bill of Ladings, Pick Lists, reporting and training / employee certification
  • Manage, motivate, develop and discipline direct reporting staff
  • Monitor measure and report on shipping/receiving related process performances, general issues
  • Utilize business management tools to effectively manage the department
  • Ensure good communication is given both verbally and written to all members of staff
  • Ensure that the training skills are met for current and future demands of the shift
  • Manage time and tasks throughout the day and communicate any issues related to employees and products
  • Assist in trouble shooting, root cause analysis and implementing corrective actions on all issues related to safety, quality, and performance
  • Monitor and ensure all staff are completing paperwork timely and accurately
  • Train, support and participate in any Lean or process improvement initiatives
  • Works closely with other shift supervisors and other work center supervisors
  • Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace
Skills & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous Management experience required, chemical Industry background a plus. Shipping department management preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with multiple departments
  • Ability to make data-based decisions to manage the department
  • Ability to develop and implement new processes and procedures
  • Ability to analyze warehousing requirements and assign/modify allocations as needed
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift in a warehousing environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Proven attention to detail and multi-tasking abilities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Light to moderate lifting required
Qualities
  • Possesses Company values of Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.