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Warehouse Manager

Looking for a Career for Good? 

 

Puratos is a global purpose-driven company focused on bringing people together through food innovation for good. We offer a full range of innovative food ingredients and services for the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors, serving artisans, retailers, industrial and food service companies in over 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit, and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This coupled with our commitment to our communities is what makes working at Puratos so magical. 

 

If you are a team player looking for a quality driven and safe work environment with competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to grow your career, we invite you to join us and experience the Puratos Magic! 

 

Position Overview:  

The Warehouse Manager is a member of the facility leadership team with functional responsibility for warehouse logistics. The Warehouse Manager’s main function is to supervise the material handling process from the purchase order receipt through the internal flow of production materials and finished goods to the warehousing, shipping, and distribution of the finished product. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

 

Responsible for continuously optimizing the supply chain materials functions including demand planning, production planning, inventory management, and shipping/receiving.  

• Ensures warehouse operations comply with regulations governing materials handling, storage, and distribution  

• Ensure efficient work center loads, lead times, and material availability to meet customer order requirements.  

• Key leader in the collaborative relationship between maintenance, production, purchasing, and quality assurance to ensure a quality process and the product is delivered on time and in full meeting customer expectations. 

 • Directs the receipts, storage, movement, and shipping of inventory in the plant; leadership of inventory process on a regularly scheduled basis; and provides leadership to meet inventory targets.  

• Monthly reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Supply Chain function.  

• Supports the organization's supply chain strategy through maintenance of appropriate inventory levels and timely distribution of goods.  

• Ensure the flow of materials within the plant is done in the most efficient and effective manner • Optimize the layout of the raw materials and finished good warehouses so that space is utilized to its fullest and in the most productive structure 

 • Institute cost savings activities to drive down the overall material movements within the plant 

 • Supervises all material handlers, inventory control, and shipping department team members.  

 • Ensures adherence and accountability to all material & inventory control policies and procedures  

• Driven to ensure that inbound & outbound shipments are completed timely, received/shipped with 100% accuracy, and meet all customers’ expectations & standards 

 • Ensures that proper FIFO and rotational procedures are being followed to keep obsolescence costs down 

 • Works with inventory control to identify aging products and diligently drive resolution to reduce/limit the number of write-offs 

 • Investigate inventory discrepancies and stock adjustments. Takes the necessary actions to prevent inventory discrepancies.  

• Lends guidance over the scheduling & replenishment functions and personnel in compliance with corporate guidelines 

 • Provides SAP training and support to staff members  

• Is utilized as an SAP SME within the facility and outside the facility at other plants as necessary  

• Responsible for organizing quarterly inventory counts: ensuring production orders are closed out, setting up count teams, data entering, creating count sheets, investigating discrepancies, etc. 

 • Provide updates to customer service and sales on product transfer schedules. Communicate status of product transfers. Schedule and prioritize product loads based on customer needs. Communicate priorities to the forklift drivers.  

• Attend the daily customer service call and provide updates on product transfers. 

•Partner with our Distribution Center and coordinate the transfer of finished goods with the shuttle trucks. Optimize the shuttle transportation scheduling. Schedule additional shuttles as needed 

 • Point of contact to 3rd party forklift service provider. ensure forklifts are maintained by 3rd party service providers. Escalate mechanical issues to the service provider. Verify that PM program is completed on the forklifts by the service provider.  

• Ensure daily forklift checklists are completed. Follow-up on issues reported on the forklift checklist.  

• Ensures all forklift drivers are certified to drive a forklift. Follows—up on the annual recertification. Organizes forklift training sessions through 3rd party forklift training provider.  

• Coordinating raw materials and finished good disposal based on the dispositioning. Reviewing the slow move list.  

 

Qualifications: 

 

• Bachelor’s degree preferred. In lieu of a degree, the candidate must possess experience applicable to the role and have significant certifications or training by accredited bodies that are recognizable in the industry. 

 • 4 years of experience in warehousing with a minimum of 5 years in management preferred.  

• APICS certification preferred  

• SAP expertise in Manufacturing and Inventory management modules is required.

 • Knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and demonstrated skill in these concepts required.  

• A minimum of 5 years of background in a Manufacturing environment is preferred.  

• Must possess analytical skills to process and present data and reports for problem-solving and management review.  

• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization 

 

Working at Puratos 

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