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2nd shift Distribution Supervisor

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

People & HR, Operations
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Shift: Second
Work Designation: Onsite

Position Summary:

Provide day to day supervision for all operational activities related but not limited to picking and loading of orders; receipt and unloading of inbound orders; warehousing and storage of stock; housekeeping and sanitation; safety, security and quality assurance for all work shifts in distribution; manage drop trailer yard for accuracy and controls including welcome center check in/out processes; and ensure departmental compliance to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Supervise department personnel to achieve accurate and complete orders for shipping, maximum labor efficiency, high quality standards and customer satisfaction.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision for the daily efforts in receiving, storing and shipping of all finished products. Provide operational support to Sales Coordinator to reconcile any customer complaints that originated out of department. Support Distribution team efforts through the effective utilization of manpower, equipment and facilities
  • Responsible for the rearrangement of stock layout to best accommodate new product, consolidate existing product and recommend improvements in stock layout which would provide the most efficient flow of work
  • Help coordinate, implement, teach and participate in safety program activities to prevent and or reduce accidents. Provide all required safety training
  • Establish and maintain housekeeping and sanitation practices consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local regulations. Conduct monthly inspections to ensure compliance
  • Assist the Manager in the evaluation of warehouse duties in areas of shipping, receiving, order selecting and clerical and make recommendations to reduce non-productive effort in order to increase productivity
  • Select, hire, train and appraise warehouse personnel to attain the highest standards of service and optimum productivity levels. Assure compliance with all published instructions and procedures related to warehousing matters through regular meetings to cover safety, GMPs, etc.
  • Ensures inventory accuracy by providing for the routine completion of location audits, ensures outbound orders are audited outside of customer specific requirements, investigates order shipping errors and develops corrective actions where required. Oversee the scheduling of all inbound and outbound shipments, maintain logs and prepare documents as necessary. Direct the work of shipping office clerical staff
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel may be required

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in Logistics, Logistics and Transportation or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of experience in Logistics, Logistics and Transportation
  • Supervisory experience in a warehouse environment preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer systems including Windows, Microsoft Excel and Word, JDE
  • Hands on working knowledge of distribution, warehousing and transportation disciplines
  • Efficient planning and organization skills, fosters cooperation with and understanding of employees and effective at multitasking and prioritizing

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.