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Dean Foods Shipping/Warehouse Mgr III in Le Mars, Iowa

The Shipping/Warehouse Manager provides leadership and direction to the warehouse / shipping department in areas of responsibility including administration, shipping, receiving, scheduling employees, sanitation, quality, safety and environmental. He/she works with the Plant Manager and/or Operations Manager as the liaison between the Plant and other departments including Sales, Distribution, Corporate, and State and Federal Regulatory Personnel.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the shipping department in an organized, safe and sanitary work environment that is in compliance with the Company’s policies, OSHA and government regulations.

  • Coordinates the load out schedule with in-house distribution and outside contractors to ensure the timely and accurate load out and receiving of all products.

  • Is responsible for expense management and control, including cooler dump, labor and overhead costs utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS).

  • Monitors, on a daily basis, the inventory and codes of all products in the cooler to ensure proper rotation and traceability of all items.

  • Ensures all transactions are recorded timely and accurately, to reflect a correct inventory position at any time. These include shipments, donations, product loss and damage.

  • Monitors and manages all aspects of employee performance.

  • Ensures full compliance with all quality assurance standards, especially good housekeeping and overall cleanliness of products and work areas.

  • Monitors and strives to achieve the successful attainment of the Sales to Service Metrics targeted.

  • Contains and/or reduces cost and drives productivity within the department.

  • Cooperates in a cross-functional manner as a change agent with all departments within the Company.

  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.

  • Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management. If a collective bargaining agreement exists, may participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

• High school graduate or equivalent required.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, preferred.

• A minimum of 5 years' related experience, with 2 years' of supervisory experience required.

• Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.

• Union (for union facilities), Safety, and Workers Compensation experience preferred.

• Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.

• Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.

• Ability to follow Continuous Improvement (CI) Processes in the Management Operating Structure (MOS).

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications.

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

• Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.

• Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.

• Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees.

• Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

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Requisition ID: 2021-20455

Remote: No

External Company Name: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

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Relocation Assistance: Available to Qualified Candidates

Travel: 0-10%

Street: 1188 Lincoln Street