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Supervisor Distribution - 2nd Shift

 

Location: Opelousas, LA 

Exemption: Exempt 

 

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Provide day to day supervision for all operational activities related but not limited to picking and loading of orders; receipt and unloading of inbound orders; warehousing and storage of stock; housekeeping and sanitation; safety, security and quality assurance for all work shifts in distribution; manage drop trailer yard for accuracy and controls including welcome center check in/out processes; and ensure departmental compliance to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Supervise department personnel to achieve accurate and complete orders for shipping, maximum labor efficiency, high quality standards and customer satisfaction. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision for the daily efforts in receiving, storing and shipping of all finished products. Provide operational support to Sales Coordinator to reconcile any customer complaints that originated out of department. Support Distribution team efforts through the effective utilization of manpower, equipment and facilities
  • Responsible for the rearrangement of stock layout to best accommodate new product, consolidate existing product and recommend improvements in stock layout which would provide the most efficient flow of work
  • Help coordinate, implement, teach and participate in safety program activities to prevent and or reduce accidents. Provide all required safety training
  • Establish and maintain housekeeping and sanitation practices consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local regulations. Conduct monthly inspections to ensure compliance
  • Assist the Manager in the evaluation of warehouse duties in areas of shipping, receiving, order selecting and clerical and make recommendations to reduce non-productive effort in order to increase productivity
  • Select, hire, train and appraise warehouse personnel to attain the highest standards of service and optimum productivity levels. Assure compliance with all published instructions and procedures related to warehousing matters through regular meetings to cover safety, GMPs, etc.
  • Ensures inventory accuracy by providing for the routine completion of location audits, ensures outbound orders are audited outside of customer specific requirements, investigates order shipping errors and develops corrective actions where required. Oversee the scheduling of all inbound and outbound shipments, maintain logs and prepare documents as necessary. Direct the work of shipping office clerical staff
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel may be required

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in Logistics, Logistics and Transportation or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of experience in Logistics, Logistics and Transportation
  • Supervisory experience in a warehouse environment preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer systems including Windows, Microsoft Excel and Word, JDE
  • Hands on working knowledge of distribution, warehousing and transportation disciplines
  • Efficient planning and organization skills, fosters cooperation with and understanding of employees and effective at multitasking and prioritizing

 

Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

 

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette Louisiana

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