Distribution - Shipping
LifeSpice Ingredients is an innovator, developer, and manufacturer of seasoning blends for the food industry with an R&D test kitchen in Chicago and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Brazil, and New Zealand. If you are looking for a successful and growing company with a small-company vibe, an emphasis on hard work and accountability, and a good work-life balance, then LifeSpice is the spot for you. We’re looking for a personable, hardworking, and responsible individual to join our team.
The DC Manager has responsibility for all day-to-day and long-term operations at the new LifeSpice Distribution Center in Lowell, IN. This position will work closely with Operations, Supply Chain, Accounting, and Customer Service to receive, store, manage, and ship hundreds of different products to many locations throughout the United States and occasionally overseas. The responsibilities of the DC Manager include, but are not limited to:
Source, hire, train, and manage a team to operate the LifeSpice Distribution Center
Coordinate all distribution center activities and ensure all tasks are performed accurately and efficiently
Perform day-to-day tasks as needed, serve as back-up for sick employees
Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of all procedures, SOPs, and staff to achieve accurate and efficient operations
Work with Accounting to develop and maintain an annual budget
Communicate clearly and professionally with customers, contractors, carriers, employees, and fellow leaders
Ensure that the facility is operating at expected sanitation, quality, and preventive maintenance levels
Work with the Quality & Regulatory team to ensure facility compliance (FDA, GFSI, local municipal codes, etc.)
Manage, schedule, and supervise maintenance activities related to facility upkeep, routine preventive maintenance on equipment, racking system, software, inventory, etc.
Manage all logistics activities including receiving, internal product movement, picking, staging, and shipping
Be responsible for the safety of employees, truck drivers, visitors, and LifeSpice inventory
5-10 years in a supervisory role in distribution, logistics, shipping and receiving, warehouse management, or similar role
Solid computer and software systems knowledge, experience with Sage is a plus
Military experience in logistics, distribution, or supply chain preferred
Experience in food manufacturing/shipping preferred
Extensive forklift operating experience required
Critical Skills and Competencies
Critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability/flexibility, planning, and organizing
Decision-making and the ability to identify opportunities for improvement
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Demonstrated people management, leadership, persuasiveness, and positive influencing
The ability to delegate and manage people
A commitment to LifeSpice’s Core Values
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation includes a full benefit package with medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays, 401K plan, FSA plan, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, as well as an annual bonus whose amount varies depending on the company and individual performance.
Come join our team! If you are looking for the opportunity of becoming part of a successful team, then this opportunity is for you. You will be a difference maker in the future success of the company.