Nestle Warehouse Supervisor - Laurel, MD in Laurel, Maryland

POSITION SUMMARY:

Coordinates all duties of department or area. These include but are not limited to improving safety, reducing costs, improving quality, and maximizing the department s effectiveness through long term planning and project implementation. . Coordinates communication among and between Warehouse Operations and Production planning and operations. Warehouse Supervisor manages hourly employees in assigned area, provides appropriate training, development, ensures consistent roll out of plant policies & procedures.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise day-to-day activities of assigned department. Provide guidance and training to hourly workforce to ensure production, supply chain and quality goals are met. Meet scheduled commitments on a timely basis with respect to mixing, sifting and delivering WIP to designated areas. Meet shipping and receiving schedules as well as inventory control and accuracy. Maintain positive employee relations, open communications while resolving employee discipline or performance issues. Maintain professional relationships with other departments within the plant and corporate offices.

  • Prepare paperwork / reports on a timely basis.

  • Follow all sanitation, GMP, safety, quality and employee relation programs.

  • Confirm processes are run in accordance with SOP s, SOPP s and other documentation.

  • Identify, recommend, develop and implement improvements in safety, quality, processes, costs and SOP documentation.

  • Responsible to have safe work instructions available for all positions.

  • Meet ad-hoc customer requirements or to deal with unexpected Supply Chain disruptions

  • Warehouse Supervisor will drive LEAN activities to improve performance

  • Ensure all raw material, packaging material, WIP and finished goods are handled within GMP and FIFO guidelines.

  • Drive cost saving initiatives to improve performance and cost of the warehouse operation. Also ensure the correct construction, control and management of the budget of warehousing (cost budget for warehousing and possible investment requirements).

  • Develop, maintain and empower a quality conscientious attitude among employees. Help identify long term opportunities and solutions for continuous improvement. Promote open communications between shifts and departments. Develop teamwork approach to teams.

  • Ensure all employees have the required level of safety training, all equipment and installations are well maintained with safety guards & devices and associates are using the appropriate PPE.

  • Assure activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management systems.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision is required

SUPERVISION GIVEN:

Coach and develop direct reports to insure that company goals are achieved.

FINANCIAL/STRATEGIC IMPACT:

Manage according to budget by ensuring accurate inventory and order selection, productivity of personnel, efficient utilization of space and equipment, and proper protection of stored materials and company assets.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

BA / BS Degree in Logistics / Supply Chain or equivalent experience. SAP experience preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years progressive experience in a manufacturing warehouse environment.

  • Previous supervisory/people leader responsibilities preferred.

  • Firm understanding of manufacturing production and distribution processes.

  • Good understanding of manufacturing and logistic processes.

  • Experience in the food processing, aseptic or pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred

SKILLS:

  • Communication skills (strong verbal and written required).

  • Troubleshooting / problem-solving (analytical) skills

  • Interpersonal skills (ability to effectively work with all levels from hourly to management).

  • Leadership and teamwork skills.

  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.

  • Computer skills, SAP, GLOBE, MRP.

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The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Supply Chain, Nestle USA