This position reports to the Supply Chain Director and is responsible for all warehouse operations including receiving, shipping, transportation, and inventory management for the Company. This person will be expected to improve warehouse operations through the use of lean enterprise practices and share warehouse data to improve productivity, quality and customer service standards.
- Provides leadership to and management of subordinates: trains, develops, and evaluates the performance of subordinates; provides direction for improvement of their work and leadership skills, and fosters their positive company attitude; monitors and documents employee warnings, absences, tardiness, and vacation; sustains a vision of industry achievement and remains part of and encourages the Company's growth.
- Establish and align departmental goals and objectives with those of the extended organization.
- Possesses the ability to lead through change-management initiatives.
- Take the lead on transportation contracts, freight claims, and any disputes that arise.
- Ensures all shipping, receiving, cycle counting, and returns are done in a timely and accurate manner.
- Warehouses products for shipment, assigns items to designated storage areas and maintains locations in a safe, secure and effective manor for future retrieval. Provides timely safety and forklift operation training.
- Responsible for good housekeeping (5S) and safe storage of materials in all areas of the receiving, inspection, and shipping to include the administration of all safety policies, procedures, and programs
- Ensures full compliance of policies for handling obsolescence, consignment, physical inventory, and cycle counts.
- Manage tradeshow inventory, tradeshow logistics schedule, and spearhead process improvements.
- Continuously improves business processes, statistics/analytics, reporting, and inventory systems, which support efficient corporate inventory control/inventory management for the company.
- Collaborates within all areas of the supply chain to identify and understand inventory opportunities.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor and assumes a shared responsibility in personal growth and development goals.
Specific Measures of Success:
- Product integrity and customer satisfaction are ongoing goals: shipments to domestic and international customers are accomplished accurately and on-time; required documentation regarding domestic and international shipping laws is current and accurate.
- Uses good freight management techniques: no waste or damage to merchandise is caused by improper loading, handling or storing; proper security procedures are in place to prevent loss from theft, carelessness, or poor documentation procedures.
- Company receiving/shipping records, including data concerning weights, measurements, pallet sizes, shipping dimensions, etc., and/or other information pertinent to effectively and efficiently ship products are maintained accurately and in a current status.
- Ensures optimization of warehouse space; warehousing is not hampered by poor housekeeping; supplies and parts are properly stored and warehouse is maintained in an organized condition, free from clutter, and within the expectations of Company Policy.
- Warehouses and the receiving/shipping area operate safely; uses good safety techniques; has a good safety record.
- Equipment is efficiently and effectively maintained; efforts indicate budgeting and expense control.
- Supports a work environment where working with co-workers with divergent views are welcomed and solicited; appreciates and supports the operating philosophy of the Company.
- Sustains an interest in self-development and in the development of others: remains goal oriented and ready, willing and able to learn; approaches work and learning with a positive attitude; displays initiative and perseverance; completes training targets on schedule; assists in the training of others.
*B.S. Degree in Logistics Management, Warehouse Management or other related field is preferred. Certified Production and Inventory Management (C.P.I.M.) certification desirable. Experience in logistics, warehouse, or supply chain management may be considered in lieu of certifications or educational levels.
*A minimum of three to five years of supervisory experience in shipping and warehousing is required; experience in materials and inventory management is preferred. Warehouse layout and space utilization experience, shipping and warehousing of perishable products, export freight experience, a strong knowledge of DOT shipping requirements and regulations, and Hazardous Materials shipping experience desirable.
*Strong analytical skills and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite); strong understanding of ERP systems (Visual Mfg) and business systems (CRM / Power BI) preferred. Experience in computerized UPS tracking software and other related shipping and warehousing software desired.
*Strong communication and customer service skills required.
Where would we be today without fried chicken? Fortunately, back in 1952, a man named W.O. Giles started the Chester’s business, originally frying donuts and later chicken, with his patented fryers. His innovations in equipment paved new paths for today’s Quick Service Restaurant business.
1965 brought Chester the Chick to life–with his cowboy hat, bandana, spurs, and his gun and holster, Chester was one cool chick. A couple of years later, the company became incorporated as Giles Enterprises, and they began manufacturing frying equipment. Adding marinades, batter and breading products to the line, the brand achieved its world famous signature taste and became known as Chester Fried in 1974. The secret family recipe and the process of double breading each piece of chicken to ensure a crispy outside and a tender, moist inside, is what has given Chester’s its consistent success. Additionally, Giles Enterprises patented a ventless frying technology, greatly expanding the brand’s growth.
In 2002, Fried was dropped from the brand name, and it became Chester’s. Ted W. Giles, son of the founder and its current CEO, is credited with growing the brand on three continents. Today, Chester’s has successfully completed the transition process from a licensed QSR concept to a growth driven franchise model. This market, in which Chester’s has been a leader for years, primarily consists of restaurant-in-store concepts, including colleges and universities, airports, convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets.
Today, Chester’s serves millions of satisfied and loyal customers delicious, fresh-fried chicken and sides every day. We also love our Core Values and are committed to living them in all that we do at Chester's. We also expect all of our employees to "live" by our core values as well while at work and in every decision that impacts our business.
Our Core Values are:
Embrace Constant Evolution
WIN as a TEAM
Deliver Exceptional Value
Direct, Respectful, and Honest
Fried Chicken is Fun!
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Chester's International, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, genetics, or basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.