Warehouse Manager - #740331

Hawthorne Gardening Company


Date: 01/14/2022 16:30 PM

City: Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our Distribution team in Phillipsburg, New Jersey!

As the Warehouse Manager, you will lead the distribution center warehouse personnel by creating a superior experience and a culture of employee engagement, managing all activities related to incoming freight, stocking, pulling, packing and shipping freight.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Establish strategic direction for warehousing activities of the organization

  • Develop and implement operational procedures for and monitor activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current

  • Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with other activities, such as production, sales, records control, and purchasing

  • Review and monitor department reports, records, and documentation and determine necessary changes for overall department improvement and efficiency

  • Direct salvage of damaged or used material

  • Provide department budget recommendations and establish controls to assure optimum deployment of resources within the approved budget

  • Assure products, parts, or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner

  • Evaluate physical condition of warehouse and equipment and prepare work order for repairs and requisitions for replacement of equipment

  • Manage the daily operation and service level of the DC Stockroom

  • Balance productivity levels with payroll to keep salary percentage to sales at a profitable level

  • Promote a team atmosphere through employee involvement, training and regular communication with employees

  • Partner with HR in the areas of hiring, development, coaching and promotional opportunities

  • Ensure appropriate standards are met as relates to employee coaching, discipline documentation, and terminations

  • Create a culture of safety by ensuring required training is completed and employees understand their responsibility for behaving in a safe manner. Enforce safety rules and investigate every accident for the root cause

  • Administer company policies and procedures regarding employee performance, attendance, safety, training and other matters consistently and fairly

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree. (Supply Chain or business related field strongly preferred)

  • Experience working with MRP systems, work order, and/or warehouse management systems

  • SAP experience is preferred, but not required

  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in a distribution center environment

  • Strong attention to details, highly organized, computer skills

  • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment

Our commitment to Live Total Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe. As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities. We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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