Warehouse Manager job vacancy in Baxters North America (Salem, OR 97301)

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Company name : Baxters North America
Location : Salem, OR 97301
Position : Warehouse Manager

Description :
Purpose of Role:

Responsible for development of direct reports and support staff; responsible for all aspects of warehouse management including inventory management and rotation of material, internal facility material flow shipping, receiving and storage; achieve cost reduction targets, effective auditing processes, and knowledge of systems.

Specifically, the position will:

Responsible for leading logistics and warehouse activities including but not limited to: Shipments/receipts, operational supply and material flow, cold storage, movement of goods and customer service.

Develop, monitor, and improve internal and external customer service metrics to optimize overall logistics and supply chain activities.

Works with Purchasing and Planning managers to establish optimal order quantities, inventory targets, and turnover objectives.

Initiates continuous improvement process, challenging inputs for accuracy and clarity.

Engages in root cause analysis for negative trends are system/process breakdowns or gaps.

Works closely with R&D, Business Development, Regulatory, Strategic Planning, Operations, Finance, Procurement, Quality, and other groups to support product launches and other business initiatives.

Works closely with BNA Inventory manager to ensure cycle counts and inventory management are completed timely and accurately.

Works with various functional participants to ensure that key issues are addressed and supports resolution of issues.

Provide leadership, management, development, and training for warehouse teams.

Establishes and directs programs for cost reduction and value analysis.

Develops and controls departmental budget and its relationship to strategic planning and profitability

Drive operational and systems improvements in materials and logistics activities

Must perform all work in accordance with all safety procedures

Other duties and responsibilities as required

Principal Accountabilities
What are the key accountabilities of the role? (Consider – why does the position exist, what does it do and what is the planning horizon)

Oversee the warehouse operations team to ensure shipments and receipts are timely and accurate
Oversee the training and development of warehouse employees
Ensure that the warehouse team is following all safety rules and regulations
Minimize the loss of inventory due to poor practices on the organizations part
Work with BNA Inventory manager to ensure that inventories are accurate
Review current processes and adjust based on best practices
Assist Logistics Manager and plant management with measurement and documentation of BNA KPI’s; establish and complete as required (weekly, monthly, quarterly)
Report findings of cycle count results to plant management and BNA Inventory manager
Ensure flow of material in support of operations
Personal development and learning continuously for self-growth

Mission Critical Competencies
What are the must have skills that allow the best associates to exceed the challenges and create the outputs described above? What is the handful of skills that would separate the best from the rest? (Don’t think about the “nice to have”, this is about the “must haves”)

Integrity, Trust, and Decision Making
Drive for Results
Influences Others
Analytical Mindset
Perspective & Process Orientation
Planning and Priority Setting
Excellent Communication and conflict resolution skills
Servant Leadership


Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
What does an associate have to do & know to create superior results in this role?

Warehouse management and inventory control
Financial Awareness
Constraint Management
Problem Solving
Effective Team Utilization
Project Mgmt.

Key Experiences
What experiences would someone need to be an outstanding performer in this role? What professional experiences (assignments/ time in roles) must they have had and for what length of time to create superior results?

Warehouse management (3-5 years)
Supply Chain experience (2-4 years)
Supervisor/Manager (1-3 years)
Microsoft Office program (1-3 years)
WMS experience (1-3 years)

Desired Education
What key education must the associate have completed to be ready to create superior results?

Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or Supply Chain
In lieu of a degree 5+ years in warehouse management

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