Warehouse Manager

Date: 21-Sep-2022

Location: Mitchelstown, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

 

 

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

 

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

 

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

 

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.

Ornua’s Values

 

At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Develop warehouse strategy incorporating warehouse capacities, resources, equipment and future plant expansion needs
  • Own the freight and warehousing budget/forecasting process
  • Develop and implement meaningful warehouse KPIs and report same each day/week at relevant meetings
  • Responsible for all subcontractor activities, reviewing proposals and performance specifications.
  • Constantly looking for improvements and projects in the Warehouse to improve quality, service and cost
  • Plan day-to-day schedules to ensure the accurate and efficient execution of daily/weekly orders
  • Manage Goods Inwards, supervise order fulfilment and goods outwards
  • Coordination with Logistics and Transport administration with respect to deliveries to internal/external customers
  • Stock control for the area including cycle counts and stock counts
  • Management and motivation of Warehouse staff to ensure high performance and engaged team, - including cross training, holidays schedule & management of time & attendance system.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure targets and order schedules are met
  • Ensure compliance with EH&S & Company policies & procedures including employment legislation
  • Ensure that productivity targets are achieved and that all warehouse processes are running smoothly
  • Modify & leverage IT support systems to optimize functionality and provide accurate reporting for key stakeholders
  • Mentoring and coaching of staff in best warehouse practices
  • Build relationships with all stakeholders of the business, i.e. Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, Quality, external warehouse and third-party logistics
  • Ensure any issues involving plant breakdowns , stock problems  or  product quality are dealt with promptly.
  • Become a super user of the automated processes within the warehouse.

 

 

KEY REQUIRMENTS & COMPETENCIES

 

  • Ability to drive performance, seeking root cause to business problems and design and deliver practical solutions to resolve.
  • Proven experience in managing a FMCG warehouse.
  • Experience of successfully leading a warehouse team.
  • Possess strong leadership, communication, planning, people leadership and organising skills.
  • Have a thorough understanding of all aspects of warehouse management.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Exposure to and knowledge of Operational Excellence techniques
  • Demonstrated IT skills i.e ERP systems, Microsoft office applications
  • Familiar with internal controls set by Finance.
  • Demonstrated problem solver
  • Experience of managing projects from beginning to completion.
  • Drive change through personal actions, inspiring others to do the same.


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