Great Lakes Cheese is celebrating over 50 years of Excellence in Cheese Making! Since 1958, Great Lakes has grown rapidly by acquisition, plant expansions, investment in the best technologies for production and distribution – and by setting high industry standards for service. Currently, Great Lakes serves the nation’s retailers and food service operations with nine strategic facilities across the U.S. We earn this proud tradition of award-winning quality and customer satisfaction every day.
To be a leading manufacturer and supplier of consistently high quality cheese products. We will achieve this through our commitment to outstanding customer service, innovation, dedicated employees, and business partnerships. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected. We believe that profitability is a success only if the customer, the suppliers, the employees, the communities, and the company benefit.
Benefits of working at GLC:
Great Lakes Cheese’s success hinges on the dedication and professionalism of our people. From our inception, we have created and maintained an environment for employees to learn, develop their careers and enjoy mutually rewarding relationships, recognition and earnings. As we have grown throughout the years, we have kept the small company, family feel, even as a billion dollar organization. Point in case, our employees participate in an ESOP Plan, where they own approximately 20% of the company. In addition, we offer competitive benefits that include Medical, Dental, Life and Long-term Disability Insurance, 401(k) Plan, an Employee Assistance Program and tuition reimbursement.
The Supervisor will ensure that all orders being processed & all material being received is done so according to approved procedures, SOP’s, & specifications.
Assure that the labor is distributed evenly throughout assigned areas in order to process customer orders efficiently. Complete daily schedule of employee work zones, organize & sets up overtime crews & schedules temporary employees when required to efficiently complete workload. Assure that all material received & shipped meets all quality specifications. Provide assistance & guidance to warehouse employees, providing them with what they need to accomplish daily tasks & achieve goals. Maintain high level of communication with management, peers & subordinates. Conduct shift start up meetings & weekly updates ensuring timely communication of significant events. Ensure that ongoing, as well as new hire training is completed & up-to-date. Manage & make sound/independent decisions relating to shipping / receiving issues. Observe & evaluate warehouse processes & personnel. Schedule employee vacations & supervises attendance issues. Maintain accurate records & employee files. Lead & motivate by example. Ensure that freight being loaded on outbound trailers are loaded in accordance with the DOT & Customer shipping requirements. Process daily employee issues & complaints; listen well & provides tactful feedback. Facilitate & assist with special projects, customer requests, samples, cost savings, etc. Work closely with the production department to coordinate product needs for shipping purposes. Assist with selection, hiring, advancement, transfer, promotion & termination decisions for the department. Schedule hours & close out employee timecards. Evaluate employee performance. Administer discipline when needed. Assure a safe work environment & makes sure that any issues are solved. Perform cycle counts. Responsible for the accurate & timely receipt of product. All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies & procedures. All GLC employees are expected to produce & promote our products & services in a manner that exceeds the quality & value expectation of our customers & consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies & Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program. Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience. 3 years of warehouse/supervisory experience or more. In depth understanding of shipping & receiving processes & related equipment. Ability to make sound decisions based on standard practices. Ability to read & prepare shipping & receiving records/reports & comprehend production schedules/pick sheets. Strong leadership skills & the ability to Lead in a team based culture. The ability to follow-up on employee issues & brings employee conflicts to a satisfactory resolution. The ability to effectively manage time, coordinate multiple tasks, adjust schedules in order to meet deadlines & goals in a fast paced environment. Strong verbal & written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience in the use of a bar code driven (RF) operation.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperatures of 38-60 degrees F. Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required. Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder, shoulder-to-overhead & pushing/pulling/carrying. Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands. Product weight: up to 100 lbs. Use of motor skills to safely drive tow motors or other motorized vehicles in tight quarters.
Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.