Warehouse – Day Warehouse Lead

The Chefs'​ Warehouse


Lead and positively coach warehouse team members to select, replenish, receive, and load product for customer orders safely, accurately and efficiently. A first line leader positively coaching, leading and motivating associates resulting in accurate Receiving, proper scanning during replenishments Motivates and positively engages team members and their assigned team to deliver results which at a minimum help the team achieve all Key Performance Indicators (Safety, Quality, Service and Cost).

What you’ll do:

  • Engage team members to consistently achieve and/or exceed individual performance goals and objectives by positively leading by example.
  • Proactively identify and remove obstacles for teams and individual team members.
  • Fully support the consistent application of all policies, procedures, and guidelines while leading by example and consistently and effectively communicating expectations to team members.
  • Responsible for associate development through positive coaching and training on policy & procedures and equipment.
  • Proactively identifies safety hazards and either resolves them or reports them to the safety manager as appropriate. Accountable for maintaining the physical condition of the warehouse and its equipment.

    Leads team and individuals to support assigned daily/weekly cleaning schedules and plans.
  • Analyzes the current operation and makes recommendations to improve on expense and cost control. Supports business change and development through process improvements.
  • Works with operations management team to lead initiatives to reduce damages while ensuring teams and individuals accurately report and record damaged inventory items.
  • Is proactively engaged in coaching individual team members to accurately use voice and computer systems which in turn reduce “mis-picks,” improve inventory accuracy through accurate replenishments and picking, and support a more accurate.
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains physical condition of warehouse; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
  • Consistently supports warehouse operations regarding employee schedules, work-loads and productivity immediately identifying individual obstacles or team barriers to supervisors and managers across multiple shifts and/or the department.
  • Insure compliance with OSHA standards and company safety requirements.
  • Can assume additional responsibilities to support the shift’s efforts to achieve or exceed all Key Performance Indicators associated with Safety, Quality, Service and Cost.

  • About you:

  • Has the experience positively engaging peers and teams while working through diverse and challenging opportunities to effectively deliver results.
  • Leadership, motivation and managerial skills.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated success in following standard operating procedures (SOPs) while providing input and ideas for “best practices” in a warehouse distribution setting with a focus on inventory control, replenishment, and outbound loading and shipping operations.
  • Foodservice knowledge would be a great asset
  • Knowledge of Quality Control systems
  • Ability to drive a 5 ton truck 
  • Ability to understand data and results while articulating the same to individual team members.
  • Manages time effectively and adapts quickly to changing priorities.
  • Accurate with attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and organization skills with superior work ethic.
  • Judgment and decision-making ability.
  • Team player who works productively with wide range of staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, and customer service skills.
  • The ability to make decisions, problem-solve, prioritize the flow of work and proactively identify and develop solutions to successfully remove obstacles for individuals and teams.
  • The inherent drive and desire to take ownership for follow-up with individuals and leaders alike.
  • The aptitude to learn and apply computer systems, tools, and software systems to support day to day warehouse operations.
  • Ability to learn and mature as a leader to effectively coach and develop others to support, achieve and exceed individual, team and company objectives.
  • Experience with identifying opportunities for improvement developing and supporting solutions
  • Ability to positively motivate teams and influence and communicate with individuals at all levels