Sep 16, 2019

Warehouse Supervisor

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Greenfield, IN 46140, USA
General Labor Inventory Logistics Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich ®, Nathan's Famous ®, Farmland ®, Armour ®, Farmer John ®, Kretschmar ®, John Morrell ®, Cook's ®, Gwaltney ®, Carando ®, Margherita ®, Curly's ®, Healthy Ones ®, Morliny ®, Krakus ® and Berlinki ®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs.


The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for managing receiving, intercompany transfers, picking/packing and order shipments. Communicates with other supervisors, superintendent and hourly employees on operational issues.   Makes decisions regarding placement of employees to meet production goals and coordinates and oversees production within department.  Maintains employee relations and welfare, utilizes plant safety and ergonomic procedures and follows quality standards.  Maintains compliance with all governmental regulatory agencies and company policies and procedures.  Supervises hourly employees to meet or exceed production standards. Follows Quality Assurance procedures according to written specifications achieving acceptable quality and food safety standards.  Ensures Hygiene and GMP programs are properly followed by employees.  Responsible for good housekeeping and sanitation practices.  Assigns work and issues disciplinary actions to hourly employees.   Reviews production reports for accuracy. 




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Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years experience in the Warehouse Industry or related experience and/or training; required.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
  • Minimum of 2+ years supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Good Oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of OSHA Standards, USDA, HACCP and EPA Regulations.
  • Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Manufacturing software, Inventory software, Internet, Spreadsheet, Word and Order processing.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to motivate, train and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Good planning and priority setting skills.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.
  • May be required to travel up to 5% of the time.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends.

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