Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) is a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 3,000 retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items. Through an extensive distribution network and nine distribution centers, AWG and its subsidiaries deliver in over 28 states. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide real estate and supermarket development services, digital marketing services, and is a wholesale supply provider of health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical supply. If you have a passion for retail, the drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry, we can't wait for you to join the team! Make us your Best Choice
SUMMARY: Directs and coordinates the day to day activities within a specific shift and department within the distribution center to insure productivity, safety, expenses, budget goals are met, inventory is properly maintained and accurate , and to insure the deliveries to member stores are accurate and timely.
This position supports AWG’s mission to remain firmly committed to our long-established mission statement:
“Our mission is to ensure the success of our member retailers and provide opportunities to our employees. This will be accomplished by satisfying the customers’, and our member retailers’, needs for quality supermarket merchandise and superior support services. We will do this with high quality employees whose mission is to provide the lowest possible cost of good s in order to ensure our members ’ profitability, competiveness and continued growth.”
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual must have the ability to perform the responsibilities listed below. The list is not all inclusive of duties that may be requested by the department head or a member of upper management but are intended for an understanding of the purpose of the position. It is the responsibility of each individual at AWG to provide ultimate customer service to our members to support their efforts in increasing same store sales and profits.
Responsible for the productive, timely and quality shipment or receiving of all products to member stores. Increase production and effectively utilize the work force to maximize efficiency and reduce warehouse operating expenses. Direct the placement of the work force responding to the changing needs during the shift. Coordinate activities between departments and shifts for optimum efficiency. Hire, train, develop, recognize, and evaluate the performance of all employees on the shift. Train and develop supervisors in all aspects of warehousing within the department and shift.. Provide an atmosphere of open and honest communications and a positive working environment. Enforcement and education of company safety, sanitation, security and standards of operation. Responsible for reducing safety risks and minimizing exposure by working with team to insure all safety policies and practices are followed. Conduct audits, train employees, make inspections and observations, praise and acknowledge good safe practices, manage work related injuries to minimize loss and conduct complete accident investigations on all incidents. Administer disciplinary action per divisional policies and procedures. Oversee the resolution of employee complaints or grievances to facilitate a proper resolution. Conduct pre-shift meetings with team to communicate daily goals, member needs, safety issues and problem areas that need to be addressed. Conduct and monitor disciplinary steps taken by warehouse supervision to insure proper steps are followed. Communicate to the Warehouse Manager problem areas, improvements, etc., regarding the warehouse center’s operation. Responsible for seeing that state, federal and AWG safety, sanitation, and governmental policies, laws and regulations are maintained and adhered to. Work as a member of the AWG team so the total job responsibilities are met. Actions must always stress a sense of cooperation, integrity, tact and consideration with our members, associates and division management. This position requires strong communication and computer skills with the ability to use and learn new technology. The Flawless Execution method will be utilized in all planning and communication. Management will be kept informed on planning, analysis, work performed and results. All records required by management must be complete, accurate and submitted on time.
QUALIFICATION 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. A reasonable accommodation may be considered according to the ADA if it would not impose an undue hardship on the operations of the business without significant difficulty or expense. The reasonable accommodation would permit a qualified employee the ability to perform all essential functions of the job within the safety and contractual guidelines of the position.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Degree or equivalent; or two to three years of supervisory experience in a grocery warehouse; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver’s License. Operation of warehouse mobile equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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 job duties, the employee is occasionally or frequently exposed to extreme cold in the coolers or freezer. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.