Freezer/Warehouse Supervisor in Rochester MN

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Dairy Farmers of America
Freezer/Warehouse Supervisor
Job ID: 
Rochester MN
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Job Types:
Distribution/Whrse. Suprvs., Shipping/Receiving

Provides tactical work direction and leadership to all warehouse employees within the guidelines of standard work rules, union contract provisions, employment policies, reviews and edits employee time-cards. Proactively communicates with Production, Supply chain, and Customer Service to ensure appropriate product levels are available for load-out and finished product is delivered accurately and on time. Holds self and others accountable for promoting safety rules and regulations and acts in accordance with the requirements for food safety and quality.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing all Freezer/warehousing functions on all 3 shifts
  • Responsible for providing team schedules and providing clear work directions to Warehouse employees. Coordinates the work efforts of employees to ensure that outgoing semi-trailers are loaded accurately and on time to meet customer order requirements.
  • Work with Supply Chain to determine needed quantities of finished product needs by location.
  • Maintain accurate inventories and maintain FIFO (First In, First Out) inventories.
  • Monitors incoming loads and invoices to identify damaged or erroneously delivered orders. Works with vendors, suppliers, and other Kemps employees to resolve discrepancies and solve problems.
  • Notify appropriate departments and/or personnel regarding shortages and late deliveries providing internal/external customer service.
  • Works effectively with unionized employees to promote positive and productive working relationships. Understands and effectively applies work rules, union contract provisions, and employment policies. Administers discipline consistently and fairly. Works with Human Resources and plant management to resolve employee grievances. Actively communicates with employees through shift meetings and informal methods.
  • May be involved with job transactions such as promotions and transfers. Involvement may include the documentation of union status changes such as position codes, pay rates, and union bids. May review and edit employee electronic time records.
  • Safety is Our ##1 Priority Actively promote a safe work environment through setting good behaviors and by holding self and direct reports accountable for following safety rules and regulations. Conducts accident/injury investigations within 24-hours of an event and sends reports of injury to HR in a timely manner to meet rapid reporting standards. May coordinate and/or facilitate plant safety meetings, training, and incentive programs.
  • Understands and fulfills the requirements of SQF 2000 Level 3 code of regulation for food safety and quality. Manages policies, procedures and programs related to operations. Fosters continuous improvement to maintain the SQF 2000 Level 3 certification.
  • Proactively looks for ways to increase operational efficiency and contain costs. Identifies and implements best practices in establishing SOP s and managing labor. Thinks creatively and abstractly to develop alternative possibilities to drive improvement.
  • May be assigned other responsibilities to meet business needs.

In addition to the above, may be assigned some or all of the following responsibilities depending on plant needs:

  • Maintains records on cooler inventory to ensure optimal stock levels. Enters inventory adjustments so that inventory is reflected in a timely manner. Performs end of period procedures to ensure accurate and timely closing of product inventories.
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