Warehouse Manager

Willie's Superbrew

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Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Manage Warehousing

    • Run day-to-day operations at the Willie’s Superbrew warehouse

    • Receive inbound shipments & fulfill outbound shipments

    • Comply with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements

    • Safeguard warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols

    • Control inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system

    • Maintain physical condition of warehouse by adhering to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repairs and requisitions for replacements

    • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


  • Manage Logistics / Supply Chain

    • Schedule and fulfill all inbound & outbound shipments of finished product

    • Coordinate ingredient ordering for production batches, optimizing for shipping and storage

    • Work with keg and packaging supplier to ensure continuous supply of kegs and packaging materials

    • Use inventory software to track ingredients, packaging, and finished product

    • Find areas to improve margins through better cost efficiencies in the supply chain

    • Resolve and communicate order issues efficiently and thoroughly

    • Prepare monthly depletion reports and various state sales reports


  • Distributor Orders and Shipping 

    • Work with sales to confirm monthly orders with distributors, and schedule and optimize shipments with our freight carriers

    • Create sales and inventory reports after shipments


Long Term Projects and Potential Responsibilities:

  • Continue to work on bringing costs down across the supply chain

  • Help Production Team forecast new flavor COGS

  • Work with the finance team on monthly inventory and COGS reconciliation

  • Find areas to maximize shipping by sourcing the best trucking companies, establishing standards for shipments, and working with sales to open new territories

  • Review ingredient supply chain and ensure we are sourcing high quality ingredients at the lowest cost


Qualifications:

  • An individual must be able to satisfactorily fulfill each essential duty. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill set and/or ability for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education:

  • Bachelor’s or greater degree in business administration or a related field

  • Or any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved


Experience:

  • 2 years of warehouse management experience required

  • 3 years of relevant experience in a brewery or equivalent CPG environment 

  • Experience providing forklift certification training preferred

  • Experience with enterprise software preferred, experience in Ekos strongly preferred


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Competent with the Microsoft Office suite of programs (i.e. Word, Excel, and Google Drive)

  • Must have strong problem solving and decision-making skills 

  • Must be driven and determined to make continual improvements and see projects through completion

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, schedule daily work and projects, while managing multiple work streams

  • Functional knowledge of warehouse management systems and processes such as inventory and shipments

  • Knowledge of manufacturing practices and processes

  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail


Physical Demands:

  • 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. 

  • The employee must be able to regularly lift 50 pounds without assistance and maneuver up to 175 pounds safely and with proper body mechanics. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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