Job opening: Warehouse Supervisor – Lafayette  


Responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Lafayette facility. Supervises warehouse and distribution staff to promote safe, efficient, and optimal utilization of facilities, equipment, and personnel.

• Ensures recording of all transactions related to inventory including receiving, storing, staging, and shipping.
• Ensures proper storage of product to conserve space and comply with safety procedures. Maintains the “first in, first out” (FIFO) inventory rotation.
• Establishes expertise in food safety, understanding and meeting all of the requirements of the American Institute of Bakers, International (AIB), Feeding America, LDAF, state and local regulatory agencies.
• Thoroughly documents all food safety related activities occurring in the facility.
• Maintains facility cleanliness that meets or exceeds regulations.
• Ensures accurate inventory through cycle counts, variance research, proper and documented adjustments.
• Coordinates with food sourcing, agency relations and operations departments to maintain adequate inventory levels to meet distribution goals for the western service area.
• Supervises staff through continual communication and performance management; addresses personnel performance issues.
• Plans and coordinates work assignments and manages attendance matters.
• Hires, trains, motivates, and monitors performance.
• Establishes, maintains, and implements all related OSHA guidelines.
• Works with logistics supervisor and equipment service companies to maintain vehicles and equipment.
• Builds community support by supporting Second Harvest volunteers and partner organizations.
• Complies with all Second Harvest Food Bank policies and procedures.
• Maintains professional and courteous conduct.
• Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Undergraduate degree in business, industrial or logistics preferred, but not required.

Experience: Minimum 2 years’ experience in warehousing, shipping and receiving, inventory control and/or materials management; experience in food distribution is valued but not required. Supervisory skills with a proven track record of developing staff are essential

Skills and Capabilities
The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:
• Strong knowledge of warehousing, shipping and receiving, and materials handling, methods and practices.
• Lift-truck certification.
• Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
• Knowledge of barcode technology a plus.
• Ability to effectively communicate processes and procedures both orally and in writing.
• Basic computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Knowledge of inventory software a plus.
• Ability to develop staff to support operations.
• Commitment to company mission and values
Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position operates primarily in a warehouse (food bank). A portion of the job is performed in a traditional office setting while other duties are conducted in the warehouse. The warehouse is moderately loud, has low lighting levels, is not temperature controlled, and has some potential for hazards. This position requires a significant amount of walking and involves extensive computer work with frequent interruptions. With forklift traffic in the facility and product stacked and stored throughout, this position requires someone who is mobile and who can watch for traffic and normal hazards of a warehouse environment. On occasion, the employee may need to respond to issues outside of normal working hours. Work during off hours may include working in the warehouse and at off-site locations for special events, disaster response, etc. An individual may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry objects up to 50 pounds.

How to Apply

1. Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to 
2. Type “Warehouse Supervisor” as the only content in the subject line of your email.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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