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Warehouse Supervisor

Posted 8 March by Cargill PLC Featured Ended

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to be accountable for the safe, efficient and accurate operation of the onsite physical logistics and activity, leading the warehouse team with a focus on continuous improvement and service levels to Cargill’s customers. The position includes supervisory responsibility for two onsite warehouses, including but not limited to, all inbound materials unloading, all on site warehouse activity and outbound dispatch processes. There is regular exposure to plant manufacturing, shop floor environments.

Main Tasks:

  • Ensure all work is carried out safely, efficiently and accurately by the warehouse team (10 warehouse and administrative staff)
  • Act as the sponsor for safe operations in the on-site logistics function, requiring close cooperation with the EHS coordinator and site management team
  • Complete and assist in any safety audits and take ownership of any issues
  • Ensure the safe working of Cargill employees, contractors and visitors by direct supervision, observations, risk assessments, safety conversations and permits to work
  • Maintain the timely and accurate use of the stock control system to optimise production efficiency and customer service
  • Lead continuous improvement of the onsite logistics activity, identify and adopt best practices
  • Delivers warehouse activities within agreed budget
  • Liaise with third party external storage providers as required
  • Work collaboratively across all internal stakeholders, including but not limited to; EHS, Planning, Customer Services, Production, FSQR and Technical
  • Ensure all initiatives on site are clearly communicated
  • Coordinate stock counts
  • Tracks output and monitors key performance indicators ( Safety, customer service, logistics and manufacturing cost) to ensure the team and warehouse function is delivering key metrics
  • Develop the skill base of the warehouse team to ensure all team members reach their full potential
  • Schedules and manages labour requirements


  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A-C (including Maths and English) or equivalent secondary qualification - a professional logistics qualification would be advantageous but not essential
  • First line supervisory experience leading complex projects in a logistics environment
  • Experience of warehousing/ dispatch activity in a fast moving storage or manufacturing environment
  • Strong stakeholder and change management skills
  • Clear communication skills (fluent verbal and written English) with the ability to communicate with colleagues on different levels in the organisation
  • Proven experience implementing continuous improvement
  • Able to take ownership and accountability for actions
  • Ability to be hands on and work in detail at an operational level when required
  • Proven team motivation skills with the ability to create a strong and cohesive team
  • Self-starting with personal drive and motivation to proactively identify issues and deliver solutions to problems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications - experience with MRP/ERP systems, SAP would be preferred
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and be comfortable with ambiguity

Required skills

  • SAP
  • Stock Control
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Warehousing
  • Warehouse Management

Reference: 34636231

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