Distribution Center Supervisor

Portland, ME, United States
Dec 14, 2016
May 01, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.  

Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

We currently have an opening for Warehouse Supervisor in our Hollis, ME plant. The hours of this role will be Sunday - Thursday 6pm-4am.  Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring warehouse key performance indicators (KPIs) are met or exceeded 

  • Reviewing daily achievement of targets and reporting variances during on-the-floor and debrief meetings 

  • Driving inventory accuracy results 

  • Coaching, mentoring and developing team members to meet current and future business requirements 

  • Facilitating seamless handoffs and communicating key information to peers, team members and management 

  • Understanding internal and external regulations, procedures & policies and apply them fairly and consistently 

  • Maintaining contingency plans for time sensitive operations (unscheduled absentees, equipment issues, system or process malfunctions, inventory exceptions) 

  • Driving departmental results using the Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) process 

  • Ensuring complete compliance to prescribed GMP's and internal NESTEC standards

Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or related field preferred 

  • Five or more years of prior experience within a warehouse or distribution environment with two or more years of experience in a leadership role 

  • Strong understanding of warehouse, distribution and inventory processes 

  • Prior experience in a consumer products, food or beverage desired! 

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and business management software (SAP preferred). 

  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) preferred. 

  • Ability to coach and develop employees 

  • Solid communication skills with the ability to influence and lead change

  • Understanding of cost implications, quality and hygiene requirements 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines 

  • Demonstrated success in achieving results and driving continuous improvement 

  • Willingness and ability to work nights and respond on call to critical issues 

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company.  Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna.  Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf.  We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.  As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?