Warehouse Manager

Chicago, IL
Full Time

Farmer’s Fridge makes fruits and vegetables accessible and approachable for everyone. We offer a variety of fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks through our fresh food vending machines, wholesale partners, and our office pantry solution — providing chef-curated meals to customers within seconds. Today, we operate a network of Fridges and partner with clients nationwide in high-foot-traffic areas, such as airports, hospitals, universities, and large office buildings — where there is limited accessibility to fresh, healthy, grab-n-go options.

We care deeply about what we’re creating and aspire to make sure our customers feel that through every touchpoint. This shows up in many ways across the business. We are committed to prioritizing food safety, we are passionate about product quality, we value our employees, we champion the best idea no matter where it comes from, and we’re committed to making an overall positive impact as we scale. 

About this Role:

We’re looking for a highly organized, process-driven, warehouse and inventory leader to guide our team through our next period of rapid growth. With a passion for people and a love for data, the Warehouse Manager will be responsible for building and developing our warehouse team and methods. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Warehousing
    • Organization - Create and implement 5S program for all warehousing areas and coolers. 
    • Rotation/FIFO/LIFO - Ensure team is practicing proper inventory rotations
    • Receiving/Shipping - Ensure all Receiving and Shipping SOPs are followed, create SOPs when needed. 
    • Safety - Ensure all safety SOPs are adhered to by the team 
  • Inventory
    • Counting - Create counting schedule and ensure its accuracy
    • Tracking/Reporting - Create clear and concise reports to track and share KPIs over time. Ensure Procurement and Finance teams have up-to-date and accurate information
    • Requisition/Running - Create oversee systems that ensure all products, equipment, and packaging are brought to the production team promptly
  • People Management
    • Development - Coaches and develops Supervisors, Leads, and Front line staff. Keep a close eye on new potential leaders on the floor and work with them to grow their careers at Farmers Fridge
    • Building - Overseeing all staffing needs for warehouse/inventory team: Hiring, temps, and scheduling
  • Manage Warehouse and Inventory Performance Metrics
    • Units Per Person across 7-day operations; Indirect Labor Cost
    • Inventory Accuracy %
    • Radio Call quantity
  • Cross-Functional Leadership
    • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment by fostering effective collaboration and amicable communication with team members, encouraging mutual respect and support
    • Contribute to reducing downtime effectively in all areas, reduce pain points for other teams
    • Know that other teams' goals, are also your goals to help support

Who You Are…

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in a food manufacturing environment - preferably fresh food
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA safety standards and GMP/ Food Safety standards 
  • The ability to operate in ambiguous situations and be flexible as the organization changes and grows – we are in a new place every quarter!
  • A communicator - you convey ideas clearly and effectively; however, your secret power is listening and understanding
  • A collaborator - we don't point fingers or find blame, we work together to find solutions and implement them together
  • A project manager - you’re able to identify a problem and use your team and resources at hand to push through a fix.
  • A learner - you have a growth mindset and love learning new things
  • A humble leader - we’re pretty busy over here - no room for egos!

Benefits at Farmer's Fridge:

In This Together - We stay connected, whether in person or virtually. We encourage business transparency through monthly town hall meetings and weekly financial updates. We set out to make the best product on the market, and we believe we’ve done it. We value your input in the new menu creation process. From regular tasting panels, where employees provide new menu feedback. 

Happier Workdays - Each day at work should fill you with joy. We're a fun and passionate group, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity; there's no hierarchy here when we're all swapping ideas.  

Never run on empty - Daily Farmer's Fridge meal, draft cold brew and beer, and office snacks are just some of the offerings to make sure you aren't distracted by a growling stomach. Recharge with our paid sabbatical program after four years of service. 

Innovate & Elevate - We're all teachers and learners. You'll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company’s bottom line. You can also impact your personal bottom line by participating in our 401(k) plan that includes a company match with immediate vesting.

Farmer’s Fridge Diversity Statement:

"Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Farmer’s Fridge, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.”

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including hiring, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below: https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures


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