• Warehouse Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Melrose Park
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    Full Time
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  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days.


    Leading to better, together. 


    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    The Warehouse Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the warehouse and staff in a safe, efficient manner. 


    • Maintains warehousing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
    • Complies with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
    • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
    • Liaison between customers, suppliers and transport companies.
    • Plans, coordinates and monitors the receive, order, assembly and dispatch of goods.
    • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system.
    • Sets up layout, ensure efficient space utilization and plan future capacity requirements.
    • Produces regular reports and statistics on a daily, weekly and monthly basis (FIFO, dead stock report etc.).
    • Maintains standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment such as chemicals and food appropriately stored.
    • Oversees the planned maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment used in the warehouse.
    • Manages customer service requests promptly and resolve issues quickly (PSQ).
    • All other duties as assigned.





    • The successful candidate must have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations Management, Accounting, Applied Economics, Finance, Supply Chain or any other related field of study.
    • 5 years of relevant warehouse experience in a manufacturing warehouse and distribution leadership role (food manufacturing preferred).
    • Ability to create and manage warehouse processes
    • Knowledge of proper safety procedures, equipment maintenance, and warehouse best practices
    • Financial and analytical capabilities to plan budgets, monitor inventory, assess data, and create reports.
    • Demonstrate success as a change agent & developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs.
    • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to manage and develop a team.
    • Proven ability to lead with the following key competencies: Customer Care and Engagement, People Management, Critical Thinking, Continuous Cost Focus.
    • Must be able to troubleshoot problem(s) to develop corrective solutions.



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