Dean Foods

  • Shipping/Warehouse Mgr II

    Job Locations US-AL-Homewood
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Supply Chain/Logistics
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
    Available to Qualified Candidates
  • Job Description & Requirements

    The Shipping/Warehouse Manager provides leadership and direction to the warehouse / shipping department in areas of responsibility including administration, shipping, receiving, scheduling employees, sanitation, quality, safety and environmental.  He/she works with the Plant Manager and/or Operations Manager as the liaison between the Plant and other departments including Sales, Distribution, Corporate, and State and Federal Regulatory Personnel.

    * Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the shipping department in an organized, safe and sanitary work environment that is in compliance with the Company’s policies, OSHA and government regulations. 

    * Coordinates the load out schedule with in-house distribution and outside contractors to ensure the timely and accurate load out and receiving of all products.

    * Is responsible for expense management and control, including cooler dump, labor and overhead costs utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS). 

    * Monitors, on a daily basis, the inventory and codes of all products in the cooler to ensure proper rotation and traceability of all items.

    * Ensures all transactions are recorded timely and accurately, to reflect a correct inventory position at any time.  These include shipments, donations, product loss and damage.

    * Monitors and manages all aspects of employee performance. 

    * Ensures full compliance with all quality assurance standards, especially good housekeeping and overall cleanliness of products and work areas.

    * Monitors and strives to achieve the successful attainment of the Sales to Service Metrics targeted.

    * Contains and/or reduces cost and drives productivity within the department.

    * Cooperates in a cross-functional manner as a change agent with all departments within the Company.

    * Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.

    * Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management.  If a collective bargaining agreement exists, may participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions.  

    * Performs other duties as assigned. 


    * Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience. 

    * Internal Candidates: A minimum of 5 years hands-on plant experience in the dairy plant or food industry operations, with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.

    * Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.

    * Union (for union facilities), Safety, and Workers Compensation experience preferred.

    * Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.

    * Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.

    * Ability to follow Continuous Improvement (CI) Processes in the Management Operating Structure (MOS).

    * Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications.  

    * Excellent verbal/written communication skills.  

    * Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change. 

    * Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

    * Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.  

    * Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.  

    * Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees. 

    * Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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