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fairlife, LLC Director, Warehouse Operations in Coopersville, Michigan

Director Warehouse Operations

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fairlife, LLC, is a Chicago-based health food company with a mission to enrich lives by sustainably providing nourishment and vitality to the world. We produce and market nutritious and great-tasting milk beverages made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes lactose and sugars while maximizing the natural proteins, nutrients, and minerals found in cow?s milk. The company was founded in 2012 by Select Milk Producers, Inc.®, a group of dairy farmers dedicated to the pursuit of higher quality milk and a desire to revitalize the dairy industry through forward-thinking product innovation.

Our line of delicious fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, the only cow?s milk with 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk for the whole family; Core Power®, a high protein milk shake for athletes and fitness enthusiasts to help build lean muscle and support healthy post-workout recovery; fairlife® with DHA, an ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife® YUP!?, a line of flavored milks; and the newly launched fairlife® Nutrition Plan?, a high protein, low sugar meal-replacement drink. In partnership with The Coca Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available nationwide in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose:

Direct responsibility for all warehouses in the Supply Chain system to include storage, receiving, loading, and shipping of all raw materials and finished product. Responsible for coordination and oversight of all 3PL facilities from a warehouse and inventory standpoint. Ensure optimized storage and utilization of WMS within each warehouse and review short term vs long term needs. Facilitate the management of finished goods inventory levels and partner with Customer Service Planners towards monitoring inventory levels within the network. Ensure compliance with established procedures and maintain effective internal controls over the physical product flow and accounting of inventory, to include receiving, shipping, and all other areas (internal and third party)

responsibilities:

  • Maintain warehousing and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing programs, operational practices, and personnel policies and procedures

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements. Review adherence to requirements and advise on needed actions

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

  • Facilitate and control inventory levels by ensuring warehouse managers and teams conduct physical counts; reconcile with data storage systems and WMS

  • Ensure Maintenance and physical conditions of all warehouses through planning and implementing optimized layouts; inspection of equipment; and work order repair and requisitions

  • Achieve financial objectives for all Warehouse budgets; capital requirements; to include warehouse expansions and racking

  • Responsible for third-party warehouse management and associated shuttle services for all warehouses and 3PL

  • Responsible for inventory control within all warehouses

  • Review space and capacity of warehouses and compare to current requirements and future needs to ensure short term and long term cost effective space and allocation

  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of all safety policies, work routines and discipline, training, forklift certification, and replacement, hiring, mentoring, and coaching of engaged warehouse employees

  • Responsible to make sure the right product and the correct quantity is being loaded onto the right trucks

  • Enforce FIFO requirements within all warehouses and 3PLs

  • Be Audit Ready: Ensure critical controls and management systems are always in compliance

  • Be an active part of the emergency response team as prescribed by the company Safety Program

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    skills/qualifications required:

  • Degree in a related discipline and combination of education and warehouse experience required

  • Previous leadership experience in the warehouse and logistics field

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Previous experience managing multiple warehouses preferred

    working conditions and physical requirements:

  • 12 hours sitting/standing/walking

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

    food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.

  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.

  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.

  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

    position location: Grand Rapids, MI or Phoenix, Arizona

    reports to: GM Logistics and Customer Service

    travel requirements: 35%

    fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

    In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email careers@fairlife.com.

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