Warehouse Supervisor

Sparrow Company - Fort Madison, IA

What you'll do in this role:

  • Directly lead a team of 2 warehouse leads and 50 hourly forklift drivers across a three-shift operation.

  • Plan, direct and oversee forklift operating teams responsible for the loading, unloading, hauling, and supplying functions of the warehouse operation supporting our liquid production lines and other departments in the plant.

  • Provide daily schedules and direction; communicate targets and expectations for warehouse tasks. Encouraging flexibility and re-prioritizing own and team tasks when needed to support different functions of the plant.

  • Establish associate work schedules, perform absence tracking, process and approve time off via Workday systems.

  • Positively influence a culture of teamwork leading through others and engaging with associates on process improvements and eliminating roadblocks in day-to-day activities.

  • Develop associates, interviews and recommends hiring of applicants, evaluates associate work performance, counsels associates and/or implements disciplinary action. Administer forklift training program and annual re-training sessions.

  • Work closely with the Warehouse Manager to analyze and improve upon key warehouse metrics that will impact performance and efficiencies and deliver world-class service to internal and external customers in a continuous improvement culture.

  • Create, execute and administer programs and procedures for preventative maintenance, lease programs, and unplanned maintenance of warehouse equipment such as Forklifts, Yard Jockeys, Dock Equipment, and Inventory Management Equipment.

  • Participate and perform investigations and provide detailed documentation as it pertains to safety incidents, including root causes and corrective actions.

  • Execute and enforce regulatory, company and/or plant, procedures, and/or policies.


What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration, or related study.

  • At least 3 years experience in warehouse supervision or supervision in a production environment.

  • Understanding of distribution, transportation, inventory control, and freight routing.

  • Computer skills including, but are not limited to, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.

  • Strong leadership skills and a highly effective communicator with great time management.

  • The ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and/or hours within a seasonal business. Including weekends during our busy season.

  • Strong administrative and planning skills.

  • SAP and TMS/BlueJay Transportation system experience are preferred.

Posted On: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Compensation: $84,000.00

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