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Warehouse Manager in Chicago, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Warehouse Manager

The Warehouse Manager is responsible for managing the warehouse, distribution and shipping functions for the Chicago Plant This includes all raw material receipts, storage, material staging and movement, order selecting and fulfillment, loading, documentation and scheduling. Manage all receiving, warehousing and shipping staff, systems, and procedures. This position is responsible for inventory control and accuracy for all freezers and coolers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Receive and document inbound materials for production/inventory accuracy using designated receiving procedures
  • Ensure adequate staffing, direction, and discipline, as well as a safe work environment
  • Monitors the unloading of all materials into the receiving department; ensures materials are staged for counting and inspection; ensures receiving reports accurately report material received
  • Minimize labor costs while providing timely service
  • Responsible for resolving discrepancies with accounting regarding invoices, packing slips, and receiver reports
  • Directs the proper selection, purchase and utilization of Company assets in support of warehouse operations.
  • Complies with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, AIB, FDA, USDA, etc.)
  • Evaluate and adjust inventory levels by consistently keeping counts, throughout the plant and offsite storages.
  • Reviews the management of shipping and loading audits daily ensuring all required documentation is accurately completed (including HAACP, food safety and catch weight documentation) and that material is handled and stored correctly with a minimum potential for loss.
  • Responsible for the proper slotting and rotation of raw materials/finished goods. Implement cycle counting and or physical inventories using inventory system reports and count sheets in order to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Inspect facility to assure adherence to safety and operating policies and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) using company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for training new Warehouse employees to be cross trained in all warehouse functions (Example: Loading, Picking, Receiving)
  • Assure the efficient and correct order fulfillment and loading of Crescent route trucks and all carriers.         
  • Schedule the receiving and delivery of raw materials in a timely manner.
  • Maintain formal and informal communications to respond to the needs of the business.
  • Make sure department functions as a team to constantly improve both cost efficiencies and warehouse GMP’s.
  • Determining proper staffing levels based upon volume and interviewing, hiring and training new employees.
  • Appraise employee performance; disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends, mornings, and/or evenings
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Time management, business acumen, collaboration, decision-making and always using ethical conduct
  • Proficient in standard business office software
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills Excellent oral and written communication skills • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects through to completion Record of successfully collaborating with and influencing senior management and peers Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff
  • Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, analytical ability and professional demeanor
  • Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups             
  • Able to perform financial calculations and create and manage budgets

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required in a business-related area
  • 5 to 7 years of warehouse /inventory/logistics management experience
  • 5 -7 years direct reports with supervisory experience


Chicago, IL 60623

Permanent with benefits

Elite Staffing, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap or any other protected status.