Operations Manager

Summary:

The Operations Manager is responsible for managing, coordinating and executing weekly operations to ensure timely and accurate receiving, packing of finished goods, picking and shipments while communicating with external and internal stakeholders. 

This position is based on-site at our partners’ warehousing facility in Milwaukee, WI, not at So Good So You in Minneapolis.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: 

Job Requirements

  • Supervise the daily functions and activities at our partner facility to insure direction is clear, timelines are met, inventory is accurate and weekly orders are shipped out on time and in full
  • Learn, analyze and audit WMS (Warehouse Management System) so system inventories match physical inventories
  • Supervise receiving of bulk goods to be packed and ensure they are received accurately
  • Manage the packing line and create/enforce systems and processes to ensure packing accuracy, counts and finished goods receipts
  • Learn and process orders in So Good’s Fishbowl inventory system
  • Supervise/manage the flow of goods and paperwork at a second Milwaukee location responsible for pasteurization and some packing
  • Troubleshoot problems or emergencies as they arise in a positive and collaborative manner
  • Routine inspection of completed cases and maintaining accurate inspection logs
  • Training partner staff on policies, processes & procedures. Educating about So Good’s products, setting clear expectations and managing their execution
  • Build rapport with key personnel at partner facilities
  • Be ready, willing and able to roll up your sleeves and help do whatever necessary to meet deadlines, including packing cases, picking or counting orders, answering calls off-hours or weekends, etc.
  • Bring a positive, can-do attitude every day
  • This position requires the associate to be trained for food safety, food quality and regulatory requirements in their work areas.

Additional Duties

  • Leads and directs fellow associates in a professional manner.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Accomplish all of the above in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

WHO YOU ARE: 

  • Manage all company business according to the cultural objectives of the company (values and behaviors)
  • Understand and execute the principles of the company’s Operational Excellence program driving the right behaviors, standards and continuous improvement across all operating entities
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as required to advance the business interests of the company
  • Compliance with all company and regulatory policies/guidelines relating to associate safety, food safety and food quality

Competencies

  • Highly organized and process-oriented. Driven to find efficiencies.
  • Very strong math and analytical skills 
  • Supervisory & management experience – ability to cultivate rapport with others easily
  • Great communicator – ability to be clear and concise and use optimal channels of communication
  • Natural problem solver who can quickly analyze information and come up with multiple potential solutions
  • Driven to excel – will not settle for the status quo, always looking for ways to improve, and has a bias for action
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Material handling equipment experience (Pallet jack, forklift, etc)
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently and stay on task as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with MS Office programs, email, etc. Familiarity with inventory management or warehouse management experience is a plus

Work Environment

  • Dock, cooler, and dry storage areas (exposure to cold)
  • On-site at partner facilities, highly mobile, may have limited space
  • Occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions, hot and cold.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to talk and hear
  • Active position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing
  • May have to lift and move items 50 pounds and over
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Preferred:

  • Warehouse and Logistics Experience
  • Food Manufacturing Experience
  • Project Management Experience

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time salary non-exempt position
  • Forty (40) hours per week, or as required for the department, weekends and holidays as required to execute department goals
  • Compliance with all company and regulatory policies/guidelines relating to associate safety, food safety and food quality

Day/Hours

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 am-3:30 pm 

 

About So Good So You 

So Good So You is a leading brand and manufacturer of premium plant-based functional beverages in the  exciting natural & better-for-you food and beverage industry. Founded in 2014 in Minneapolis, we were  recently featured as the top 20% of Inc’s Fast 5000 – the fastest growing privately-held companies in the US.  So Good So You’s industry-leading premium probiotic juice shots are carried in over 4000 locations in 47  states throughout the US. As a mission-driven brand that does all things For the Love of Body and Planet ™, we  strive for diversity and inclusion. As a majority female-owned business, we advocate for social justice and closing  the opportunity-gap within our minority communities. Our current workforce is 74% female and 46% BIPOC and  we actively seek to hire and support the career growth of minority, BIPOC and diversity candidates.  

For the Love of Body and Planet ™ 

Our company believes that we are So Good, Together™ and strives to inspire an active lifestyle that is in harmony with the environment – that starts with embracing a lifestyle based predominantly on plant-based foods, reducing our waste and being conscious of our carbon footprint. We operate a renewable energy-powered Zero Waste manufacturing facility and have a goal to be a Carbon Positive company by 2022. We believe in the power of community – surrounding yourself with healthy, happy people exponentially increases your chances of being healthy and happy too! We are following our passions and are committed to supporting our community – our employees, families, friends and customers – to find and follow their own passion.

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