Cargill Warehouse Supervisor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Warehouse Supervisor

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

The Warehouse Supervisor I will provide operations experience and management skills in the daily direction and efficient performance of area production activities/warehosue in the Milwaukee plant. This position is responsible for providing leadership to the warehouse/LQ Load staff which includes coaching, personal and professional development and creating a highly effective team environment. This position is responsible for developing production area and inventory control standards and goals while ensuring compliance with Cargill, the Business Unit and facility policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 40% Leadership: Manage day-to-day operations, including supervision and development of direct reports to include: full human resource management responsibilities for operators, such as hiring, scheduling, motivating, handling employee relations issues, and processing employee related paperwork. Manage Inventory Control process. Develops and coaches employees using Cargill’s Performance Management Process (PMP) as well as managing the disciplinary process.

  • 25% Operational Efficiency: Drives customer solutions and services, product quality, SQI, and food safety. Reviews, monitors, and follows up on area results to ensure quality, food safety, and efficiency goals are met. Troubleshoots causes of customer issues or production problems and collaborates with other functions to provide efficient and effective resolution. Ensures availability of consumable supplies and provides communications to ensure the procurement of necessary supplies. Recommends and implements operating efficiencies within the warehouse/LQ Load Out.

  • 5% Budget: Includes managing department costs and usages to remain within budget. Develops a portion of the production budget for the plant.

  • Manages expenses and provides monthly budget report, including explanation of unusual items.

  • 10% Engagement: Builds employee engagement through positive working relationships and promotion of an enthusiastic and open atmosphere where employees will want to offer their ideas.

  • 10% EHS: Manages Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) program and compliance within production area.

  • 10% Be the Most Trusted Partner and Enriched Communities. Ensure compliance with all company, state, federal and environmental guidelines and regulations. Promote compliance with Cargill safety, lifesavers, food safety, FSMA, GMP, FDA and other guidelines. Promote a positive influence within the communities that Cargill does business.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in experience

  • 3 year of supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership experience, such as crew leadership, project leadership or equivalent.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal functions (maintenance, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers, auditors and customers.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to build highly effective teams

  • Proven conflict management skills

  • Basic understanding and knowledge of HR practices, including EEO, Guiding Principles, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop employee accountability and engagement.

  • Proven performance and ability to apply Cargill’s policies and procedures in the areas of safety, environment, health and food safety.

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately set priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 or more years experience in a food manufacturing environment.

  • 5 or more years warehouse supervisory experience.

  • Experience with SAP/MII Systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Experience with Lean/Continuous Improvement activities.

  • Proven ability to behave in accordance with Cargill values and ethics.

Essential Functions/Requirements

  • Occasionally requires light work outside in a plant/warehouse environment. On-call required.

  • Light physical activity including standing, walking, climbing and lifting.

  • Establishing or adjusting work procedures to meet warehouse demands as dictated by production schedules and work flow.

  • Measuring and reporting the effectiveness of the department activities.

  • Supervise and assist in daily warehouse and shipping areas including:Filling and shipping customer orders, satisfying internal shipping requirements (technical service, vendors, etc.), ensuring accuracy of shipments and supporting documentation, filling work orders from production, packaging assemblies and receiving into finished goods, ensuring inventory transactions are accurately logged and overseeing cycle counts and reconciliation activities.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Process Optimization/Project Management

Primary Location US-WI-Milwaukee

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIL01035