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Warehouse Manager

Turners Falls, MA · Manufacturing

 Warehouse Manager

A High Growth, Entrepreneurial Plant Based Protein Company

We are a newly formed division of Maple Leaf Foods, the largest protein company in Canada, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. We formed this division after the acquisition of two leading brands in the refrigerated plant protein category – Lightlife Foods (located in Turners Falls, MA) and Field Roast Grain Meat Company (located in Seattle, WA). As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we advance our strategic agenda in the plant protein space, remaining agile and quick to react to change.  Our focus on growth is laser-like, riding the fast growing plant-protein movement.

Our job is to make great food

Greenleaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 400+ employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Greenleaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

The Opportunity:

Manages the local Supply Chain functions of Planning & Scheduling, Procurement, Transportation and Warehousing so the plant consistently achieves its targeted customer service level with a minimum investment in inventories and distribution costs.  Works as a communication liaison between the plant and corporate logistics, customer service, manufacturing platform and related brand and business teams in proactively communicating and/or resolving issues related to service, scheduling and development.   Recommend, budget for and develop implementation plans for material management improvements, and oversee purchasing of materials and packaging for brand. 

 .A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:

  • Lead the local Supply Chain functions of Planning/Scheduling, Procurement, Transportation, and Warehousing.
  • Oversee the purchasing function in the areas of ingredients, packaging and commodities by assuring continuous supply and optimizing procurement to minimize costs.
  • Oversee inventory of ingredients, packaging and commodities, managing risk of obsolescence verses supply shortage, materials and warehousing.
  • Plans local weekly replenishment orders.
  • Manages activities at the plant including managing labor costs and productivity, inventory levels and accuracy, and stocking strategies.
  • Work with plant operations to identify opportunities to improve production cycles in order to reduce working capital while also maintaining or lowering total net landed costs.
  • Manage the local shipping and transportation function and take appropriate action to ensure that carriers meet Lightlife requirements.
  • Serve as a member of the plant leadership team in support of plant goals.
  • Support the annual planning process for the plant.
  • Maintain target raw and finished inventory levels.  Targets to be aligned with centralized Supply Chain.
  • Interact with sales and marketing team to assure maximum customer service.
  • Local responsibility for ensuring inbound raw materials are procured & suppliers held responsible for executing to strategic contracted guidelines. 
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.
  • Manage the temporary labor scheduling.
  • Manage the execution of transportation and distribution procedures to maximize delivery efficiency and optimize cost.
  • Ensure transportation operations remain within budgetary guidelines.
  • Lead the local shipping and transportation function and take appropriate action to ensure that carriers meet Lightlife requirements.
  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded including HACCP, BRC and GMP’s.

 What we have to offer you:

  • Career development opportunities.  Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits
  • 401K plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employee
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Business or related area, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supply chain management, including direct responsibility for an MRP or DRP system, distribution management, planning or inventory control or procurement experience in the food or grocery industry.
  • Ability to: read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Ability to: write reports, business communications, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to: effectively present information and respond to questions from groups or managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to: solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 
  • Basic financial skills and understanding.  SAP experience preferred.
  • Food industry and experience in a union free environment preferred Key Leadership Competencies in addition to Ethics and Values and Integrity and Trust.  (Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Problem Solving, Timely Decision Making and Technical Learning).

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The physical demands 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.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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