Lead, Bakery-Warehouse at Aspire Bakeries in West Columbia, South Carolina

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers' expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Job Title

  • Lead, Bakery-Warehouse


  • Shipping & Receiving

Reporting to

  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

Position Purpose

Responsible for carrying out the daily operations of the warehouse. This will include, but not be limited to the following responsibilities.

Key Accountabilities

TheLead, Bakery-Warehouse is responsible for ensuring the food is shipped, received and stored according to the specifications established by Aspire Bakeries. Also required to work with the Bakery Team to accomplish production goals and maintain food quality.


  • Follow all warehousing policies and procedures.

  • Utilize forklift, pallet jack and related machinery and equipment to move product

  • Fill hoppers, maintain ingredients accessibility, timely stage ingredients per pick sheets and the needs of the production line

  • Monitor inventory levels, maintain appropriate records and enter data transfers in SAP

  • Rack finished food from the production department in freezer and scan into SAP

  • Print and documents SU labels for finished goods from production

  • Verify accuracy of incoming and outgoing product against documentation

  • Prepare and load pallets for shipment, scan and verify labels and corresponding documents are accurate

  • Manage ingredients temperature during storage

  • Assure ingredients are stored securely

  • Inspect the warehouse on a daily basis and report any product damage, equipment malfunctions or department deficiencies to appropriate personnel

  • Participate in inventory counts, cycle counts, and warehouse audits

  • Ensure warehouse, freezer, machinery and equipment are clean and organized at all times

  • Load outbound shipments and complete all associated computer and paperwork associated with the load.

  • Unload inbound shipments and complete all associated computer and paperwork associated with the load.

  • Stage ingredients for Production Department usage.

  • Monitor inventory levels in warehouse and provide feedback to foreman and supervisors.

  • Monitor the department on a daily basis and report any product damage or department discrepancies to the appropriate foreman or supervisors.

  • Follow the work schedule and assigned jobs on a daily basis.

  • All other duties that are assigned by department management.

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices/Food Safety Practices

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of two (2) years of warehousing experience recommended.

  • Previous forklift experience recommended.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.


  • Good reading, writing and oral communications in English.

  • Good mathematical skills.

  • Computer skills - Ability to use Word and Excel software

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Occasionally required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 50% of total work time.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.

  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud.

  • All other duties as assigned

Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.