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Job Summary

Oakland, CA 94603
Food and Beverage Production
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Job Reference Code

Warehouse Manager

About the Job

Job Scope

Warehouse Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, managing and evaluating the operations of the warehouse facilities. The Warehouse Manager will accomplish effective business warehouse oversight through strong leadership and decision making skills.  He/She should have the ability to accurately follow written and/or verbal instructions to move, store, inventory, and track raw materials and finished goods.  Must manage accurate picking and filling of orders, and loading and unloading of trucks, while maintaining precise documentation. Must maintain a clean and safe work environment and must follow Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP's). 

Core Competencies

1. Knowledge: The Warehouse Manager should have demonstrable knowledge of applicable regulations, health and safety, public safety and security, administration and management, warehousing principles and methods, personnel and human resources, labor relations, mathematics, customer and personal service, other languages as required (Cantonese), and space utilization.

2. Skills: The Warehouse Manager should have the following skill sets: coordination, critical thinking, management of personnel resources, speaking, judgment and decision making, social perceptiveness, multi-tasking, negotiation, time management, and active listening.

3. Abilities: These abilities are important to the role of the Warehouse Manager: leadership, team building, oral expression and communication, written comprehension, problem sensitivity, flexibility, inductive and deductive reasoning, and prioritizing information.

4. Attitudes: Must have a strong commitment to leadership and people management, excellent interpersonal skills, exhibit an awareness of sensitivity to other cultures, excellent negotiation, conflict resolution skills, flexibility and planning, and organizational abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of direct work experience in a produce or food based warehouse management function of supply chain management position
  • Solid project management skills are essential
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good financial and business awareness
  • Additional Cantonese based oral communication skills an asset
  • Strong quantitative and critical thinking skills
  • Team leadership and team building abilities
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills, diplomacy, and tact
  • Persuasive, motivational, and persistent
  • Excellent planning and resource allocation skills
  • Well balance by having the ability to get immediate results by taking action and challenging others, emphasis on motivating and influencing team, demonstrates patience and exceptional listening skill
  • Experience with managing multi-functional and multi-site teams
  • Safety management experience
  • Forklift certified

General Duties

  • Plan, develop, organize, direct, manage, and evaluate the operations of warehousing facilities
  • Responsible for monitoring and enforcement of company policies, procedures, and applicable industry policies and regulations
  • Develop key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of the warehouse operations
  • Perform day to day administration duties
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships
  • Problem solve and address staff challenges
  • Plan warehouse layout and space requirements in order to prevent loss, damages, and to achieve full warehouse optimization
  • Ensure all production orders are process and shipped to customers in a timely manner in adherence to production schedules
  • Initiate and implement programs and procedures required to ensure DC safety and cleanliness in all zones
  • Initiate and manage controls with regards to process flow in the Outbound Department; analyze outbound volumes to all locations to ensure efficient loading and picking frequency to maximize efficiency
  • Prepare reports, analyze data and make recommendations for improving DC Outbound/Inbound Reporting
  • Maintain/improve inventory accuracy (Via Cycle counts)
  • Ensure that departmental targets are set and consistently met (e.g. receiving turnaround, order processing turnaround and accuracy, cycle count program)Sufficient degree of cross-training of staff to ensure continued efficient operation of department



       AA/BS Degree preferred but not required in lieu of experience


And also Hiring for a Production Supervisor (job code: PRD-01)


Job Description:              

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the effective management and overall performance of the production operation.  He/She will be the floor leader in areas of safety, packaging quality, process effectiveness, and employee development. The Production Supervisor will work closely with other plant resources and operating personnel to improve process and plant performance through technical and operating improvements.  Although this is a general outline of the job description, this position is expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Must possess great communication skills, multi-tasking, management skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. 





     Minimum of 3+ years previous leadership or supervisory experience preferably in a Manufacturing or Production environment; experience in food products and knowledge of packaging assembly a plus

     AA/BS Degree preferred

     Knowledge of Cantonese or Mandarin is a must

     Able to manage multiple priorities, organize multiple requests with tight deadlines, and resolve issues creatively

     Strong leadership skills, demonstrates independent thinking with excellent organizational planning abilities

     Proven ability to lead and motivate employees along with a proven ability to work closely with all business and functional areas of the company

     Must be self-motivated, solution oriented and have excellent follow through

     Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma methodologies, manufacturing and maintenance systems





   Cost: Schedule your crew to minimize overall cost to the department.  Be able to reduce/manage scrap and rework.    Generate weekly production schedule.


Quality: Ensure all material shipped to customers will meet the quality specification. Hold your team accountable for producing a quality product. Ensure standard settings and standard operating procedures are being used/followed. Ensure process checks, packaging inspections and production summary reports are being completed on a daily basis. Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.


People: Know your people, their strengths and weaknesses. Recognize their strengths, develop them beyond their weaknesses. Set high expectations and hold people accountable to those expectations. Keep a log of incidents and issues, both good and bad. Establish periodic one on one feedback sessions with the operators. Provide employee coaching and development their strengths to build a strong team.


Volume: Plan ahead and set the next shift up for success. Ensure operator maintenance is completed on time. Identify and implement maintenance and process improvement ideas. Effectively schedule associates for operation continuity and productivity.  Review weekly reports to efficiently schedule priorities and balance workload.


   Safety: Your personal safety and the safety of your team is your #1 priority. Keep yourself 100% compliant in all required Safety training. Follow all facility safety rules - you set the example for your crew.


Physical Requirements:


        Must be able to work both Swing (2-10:30p) and Day (6-2:30p) shifts

        Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs unassisted, repetitive lifting up to 30 lbs

        Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on an occasional basis

        Must be able to kneel and squat

        Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body

        Must be able to walk and stand for at least 90% of the time



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