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Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.
Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co.Davidson Specialty Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
As Warehouse Supervisor , you will operate in a safe, yet an extremely high paced, fluid environment. At the core, you must have the ability to safely optimize people and technology while ensuring quality in everything we do. You are responsible for the daily oversight of operations of the warehouse employees and to ensure compliance with all company policies.
Our very best Warehouse Supervisors understand the critical metrics of our operation two levels down; no detail goes unmanaged. You understand our technology the way a car mechanic understands an engine. Our highest quality standard is our employees’ safety. It’s not easy, but it is exciting and rewarding.
What Your Day Looks Like
To thrive in this gritty, low-margin business, you must have a natural drive to succeed against all challenges; think like MacGyver with his creative –duct tape and paperclip, “get it done attitude.” You need to fundamentally see challenges as opportunities for continuous improvement. You need to be a “player-coach” because everything that happens in the facility gets done by others. You need strong planning and management process skills, but above all, your teaching and coaching effectiveness will determine your success. You will win if your team wins for you. You must have a genuine interest in your people and their safety.
Effectively supervise the day-to-day shift SAFE operations of one or more warehouse areas of responsibility (AOR). Warehouse functions may include: selecting, loading, shipping, receiving, safety, sanitation, replenishment and product storage processes in a Grocery, Perishables or Freezer Warehouse environment.
Manage and supervise the daily activities of Warehouse Associates in the fulfillment of customer orders and general warehouse operations
Instruct and provide oversight to Warehouse Associates in the proper execution of all established quality, safety and sanitation practices of warehouse operations
Collaborate with Shift Manager in the development of employee performance development plans (PDPs); Coach, mentor and guide Associates in the execution of PDPs; Utilize progressive coaching and counseling concepts according to established policies and procedures to provide continuous feedback on performance, increase employee retention and improve employee relations.
Manage to set KPI’s: Safety, Retention, Productivity, Budget and Quality (Shrink)
Use discretion and judgment to conduct a variety of Safety, Quality, Shrink and Operational audits and encourage a sense of responsibility and ownership in the results of these audits in Associates
Conduct accident investigation per company guidelines, and use judgment and discretion to make findings and document them
Other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED or equivalent required; 2-4 year degree preferred
Two to five years of related warehouse experience
Demonstrated Leadership abilities required
Team Lead or Supervisory experience managing 15+ associates is highly desired
Knowledge of Warehouse safety regulatory standards
Basic proficiency with personal computer operations; Microsoft Office applications preferred
Exposure to Warehouse Management Systems; voice recognition, inventory control, labor management is a plus
Food Safety, Fork Lift Operator and HACCP certifications preferred
Strong analytic, planning, facilitation, and problem solving skills
Bilingual in Spanish a plus
Demonstrated Human Relations skills sufficient to communicate performance expectations and motivate and retain staff members
Requisition ID 13405
Company Davidson Specialty Foods LLC
Category Warehouse Operations