Warehouse Manager

JM Swank, LLC

North Liberty, Iowa, IA Delivery & Distribution / Warehousing

Job Reference #: 1106

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Job Summary: 
JM Swank, LLC, headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa, is a leading food ingredients distributor serving a nationwide base of food and beverage marketers and manufacturers.The Manager, Warehouse role is to ensure the effective daily operations of the North Liberty, Iowa
warehouse. 
 
Job Responsibilities:  
· Directs, supervises and schedules all daily activities of assigned warehouse personnel to insure the maximum utilization and efficient
use of space and safety of the staff. 
· Monitors workflow, work completed, error rates and related metrics and takes appropriate action when required. 
· Develops and manages operational budget, implement cost reduction initiatives, and justify capital expenditures to optimize warehouse
performance. 
· Effectively coaches the warehouse leads on departmental performance, decision making and communication. 
· Investigates, develops, authors and/or implements methods, systems and procedures that will help reduce warehouse costs and improve
overall performance. 
· Coordinates and communicates all necessary operational daily planning activities of warehousing with Sales, Transportation, Purchasing,
Customer Service and other appropriate office personnel. 
· Implements processes, policies and controls for accurate and effective inventory management including cycle counting, physical inventories, tracking outside inventory (3PL and storage trailers), slotting of product, fulfilling customer special requests and reduction of slow-moving inventory and damage. 
· Ensures for adequate inspection practices for all inbound and outbound products to certify that they meet proper quality and regulatory
standards, regarding labeling, pest infestation, damage, age, consistency, etc. 
· Hires and trains the warehouse staff. 
· Performs evaluations and makes salary recommendations. 
· Coordinates with the Safety Director and Quality Director to ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures. 
· Acquires continuing education skills and training necessary to ensure the Company is current with industry developments applicable to
operations. 
· Performs at all times in a manner consistent with Company policies, procedures, and practices to preserve the Company’s image and status for offering preferred customer service. 
· Performs and holds responsibility for duties associated with maintaining BRC standards and certification. 
· Supporting other activities and projects as assigned or dictated by business priorities. 
 
Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills: 
· A bachelor or associate degree in any related area such as Logistics, Transportation, and/or Warehousing is desirable. 
· A high school diploma or GED is minimally required. 
· Five years of supervisory experience in distribution, warehousing, or a related industry desired, with a minimum of three years required.
· Previous forklift, yard tractor, and/or over-the-road operational experience is desired. 
· Knowledge of food safety and defense, as well as audits and inspections within the distribution industry is desirable. 
· Strong leadership attributes required. 
· Strong knowledge of inventory control processes required.
· Experience with software packages used to run wholesale distribution operations, including ERP, WMS, RF, Voice Picking and automated data collection solutions is required.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer required.
· Effective written and oral communication skills required.
· Ability to be adaptable to changing work environment required.
· Ability to perform and lead in a team environment; including coaching and developing staff at all levels required.
· High degree of flexibility needed in order to meet changing business needs.
· Demonstrated longevity of employment preferred.

Who We Are:  
As a trusted and value-added partner, JM Swank, LLC has been helping customers grow profitability since 1954. We fulfill an important role by working with our suppliers and customers to help provide safe, affordable, nutritious food to those who need it. We've grown from servicing food manufacturers in the Midwest, to a fully integrated supply chain solution for Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Today, JM Swank, LLC is rapidly growing under the ownership of Platinum Equity, LLC, a private equity investment firm. JM Swank, LLC continues to provide unparalleled expertise in food ingredient distribution, including sourcing and logistics, to well-known customers who in turn produce some of the world's most recognizable brands.

Our JM Swank, LLC team demonstrates honesty, fairness and flexibility in everything we do. We take a personal approach to partnership, as we work to increase supply chain efficiencies and meet the product needs of our customers. We pride ourselves on keeping our customers informed of the latest market activity and product developments, while always keeping quality and safety top of mind. We continually seek talented professionals who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, innate sense of accountability, customer first mindset and unwavering drive towards continuous improvement. Join us as we work to achieve our goal of being the top food ingredients distributor in the nation.
 
Our Culture:  
Our JM Swank, LLC employees enjoy a collaborative work environment that fosters the ability to challenge the status quo. Employees are encouraged to identify and take ownership of challenges, with a focus on root cause analysis and teamwork. Our employees embrace rapid change, while remaining open to new ideas and technologies. We view growth in a positive light, as it allows us to meet the needs of our customers as well as our overall business objectives. Employees enjoy participating on committees and having a voice in how we conduct business daily. Learning and professional development are highly encouraged, at all levels within our organization. JM Swank, LLC is known for giving back to the communities we live and work in. Our pay rates are competitive, and employees are truly valued for the work they do on behalf of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support employees in their career and in life away from work.

Equal Opportunity Employment:  
JM Swank, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g., U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity laws. Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done, which will ensure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the JM Swank, LLC companies. Please contact JM Swank, LLC if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs. For further support please contact: careers@jmswank.com

Application Instructions:

How to Apply:
All candidates are required to submit a current resume online for consideration:
· Non-Driver Application: https://www.jmswank.com/careers
· Internal Application: ADP Career Portal: ADP>Myself>Talent>Career Center

Job ID: 68289

Posted 8 days ago

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