Warehouse Supervisor at Prairie Farms in Battle Creek, Michigan

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Title: Warehouse/ Cooler Supervisor

Classification/Job Grade: Salary

Location: Battle Creek, MI

Department: Warehouse/ Cooler

Supervised by: Manager

Job Summary:

Prairie Farms Dairy, Battle Creek operates as a dairy manufacturing plant and distribution center that covers the whole state of MI and some of the surrounding states. We make dairy products that are then distributed to retail outlets, warehouses, hospitals, correctional facilities, retirement homes, food service warehouses, schools and colleges throughout Michigan.

Prairie Farms is looking for an experienced Cooler Supervisor. The perfect candidate is a good communicator, organized and leads by example. The warehouse supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of employees that involve receiving, storing, inventorying, issuing and shipping materials, supplies, tools, equipment and parts, in a small to mid-size warehouse and yard.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the warehouse; including but not limited to:

    • Hold team accountable to company policies: Ex. Attendance and Safety First mentality

    • Ensure all SKU's are tracked accurately on all orders

    • Ensure all monthly safety training is completed

  • Ensure proper execution and implementation of all policies, procedures with regard to picking, packing, shipping, receiving and inventory management

  • Train and evaluate warehouse staff on effective inventory techniques and daily tasks

  • Assists and maintain appropriate inventory levels and product loss control

  • Schedule and manage warehouse team members within labor and budget while meeting the demands of the facility

  • Ensure compliance with safety codes, policies, and procedures of the Company and standards established by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Ensure all equipment, including but not limited to forklifts, pallet jacks, and fleet trucks, is properly maintained and inspection practices are followed

  • Ability to work in cold (non-weather) temperatures

  • Follows and enforces all company policies and procedures regarding GMPs, SOPs and Quality standards

  • Maintains an air of professionalism and communicates effectively

  • Demonstrates problem solving and decision making ability

  • Ability to prioritize and follow up on previous activities


  • DSD (Direct Store Delivery) experience is required

  • Perishable Food experience is required

  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma preferred (GED)

  • 3 years of demonstrated leadership experience in warehouse/distribution center operations

  • 2 years of experience with Microsoft Excel

  • 2 years analyzing data associated with processes, identifying opportunities, and providing recommendations for improvement

  • 2 years of experience with Occupational Safety Regulations

  • Computer literacy

  • Ability to operate a forklift preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dairy experience is a plus

  • Ability to operate a forklift preferred


  • $58,000 - $62,000

  • Full Benefits package

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently exposed moving mechanical parts and forklifts.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet / humid / cold conditions (non-weather).

  • The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit.

  • The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Prairie Farms, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. This job overview is not all inclusive. In addition, reserves the right to amend this job overview at any time.

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