Warehouse Manager

Company Name:
Great Lakes Cheese
Who is Great Lakes Cheese?
Great Lakes Cheese is celebrating over 50 years of Excellence in Cheese Making! Since 1958, Great Lakes has grown rapidly by acquisition, plant expansions, investment in the best technologies for production and distribution - and by setting high industry standards for service. Currently, Great Lakes serves the nation's retailers and food service operations with nine strategic facilities across the U.S. We earn this proud tradition of award-winning quality and customer satisfaction every day.
GLC's Mission:
To be a leading manufacturer and supplier of consistently high quality cheese products. We will achieve this through our commitment to outstanding customer service, innovation, dedicated employees, and business partnerships. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected. We believe that profitability is a success only if the customer, the suppliers, the employees, the communities, and the company benefit.
Benefits of working at GLC:
Great Lakes Cheese's success hinges on the dedication and professionalism of our people. From our inception, we have created and maintained an environment for employees to learn, develop their careers and enjoy mutually rewarding relationships, recognition and earnings. As we have grown throughout the years, we have kept the small company, family feel, even as a billion dollar organization. Point in case, our employees participate in an ESOP Plan, where they own approximately 20% of the company. In addition, we offer competitive benefits that include Medical, Dental, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance, 401(k) Plan, an Employee Assistance Program and tuition reimbursement.
Position Description
The Warehouse Manager oversees and directs all warehousing, shipping and receiving functions. The Manager is responsible for all packaging, raw, resale, and finished product inventories for the facility. In addition, the Manager coordinates the effective use of people and equipment in the most efficient manner possible to meet customer and GLC requirements.
Manage Activities of Warehouse and Inventory Employees:
Prepare and assign the work schedule and job assignment of each employee.
Direct the training and monitor the progress of employees.
Participate in the hiring/interviewing process for new employees.
Ensure warehouse meets all GLC, regulatory and independent auditor criteria.
Monitor inventory discrepancies determine cause and corrective action.
Involved in discipline and coaching of employees.
Manage Raw Product and Resale:
Evaluate monthly raw product needs for procurement.
Send expected usage report for raw product to procurement as needed.
Monitor age and rotation.
Monitor vendor tags and communicate issues to procurement.
Work with procurement, supply chain and production to level inventories as needed.
Perform all necessary system transactions to support the movement of product.
Manage Packaging:
Perform or oversees the receipt of packaging.
Make and monitor inventory adjustments in SAP.
Monitor the 'days on hand' inventory to forestall outages.
Responsible for regularly scheduled continuous counts:
Manage the movement of raw, resale and packaging between other facilities.
Work on continuous improvement plans.
Participate with Management Team to develop, implement, and ensure adherence to GLC and Plant procedures.
Manage the Plant's industrial lift repairs, PM's, etc in conjunction with Transportation Supervisor.
Monitor virtual bin locations, follow-up and clean as needed.
All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
All GLC employees are expected to produce and promote our products and services in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.
4 years of warehouse management or more.
5 years of warehouse experience or more.
In depth understanding of inventory and warehouse management.
Ability to make sound, independent decisions based on standard practices.
Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction to line personnel.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve beyond routine issues.
Experience in the use of a bar code driven (RF) operation.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to lead in a team based culture.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
SAP experience.
Working Conditions
Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 38-60 degrees F.
Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required.
Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder, shoulder-to-overhead and pushing/pulling/carrying.
Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
Product weight: up to 100 lbs.
Use of motor skills to safely drive tow motors or other motorized vehicles in tight quarters.
Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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