Ventura Foods Supervisor Distribution  in St. Joseph, Missouri

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TitleSupervisor Distribution

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


LocationSt. Joseph, MO Plant

Req NumberDIS-18-00016




About the OrganizationVentura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Coordinate daily Distribution Department operations to include production support, picking, staging, receiving, and loading. Supervises department personnel to achieve, accurate and complete orders for shipping, maximum labor efficiency, high quality standards, and customer satisfaction.

Delegate daily duties to warehouse personnel.

Review orders for accuracy and work with personnel to correct errors.

Responsible for the rearrangement of stock layout to best accommodate new product, consolidate existing product, and recommend improvements in stock layout to provide the most efficient flow of work.

Perform and document warehouse inspections to address safety and quality issues.

Review daily shift forklift inspections and address deficiencies

Keep employees abreast of their performance and opportunities for improvement. Document progress and deficiencies in personnel performance.

Assist the Manager in the evaluation of warehouse duties in areas of shipping, receiving, order selecting, and clerical personnel. Make recommendations to reduce non-productive effort in order to increase productivity.

Comply and enforce all GMP, Safety, Quality, and HACCP policies, as well as all other company policies and procedures required of this position.

Special projects and other duties, as assigned.

Position Requirements

HS diploma or GED equivalency. 3 years of supervisory experience. Prior warehouse supervisory experience preferred.

Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as math skills. Hands on working knowledge of Distribution, warehouse, and transportation disciplines. Should also have effective planning and organizational skills, cooperation and understanding of subordinates, with experience and ability to multi-task, as well as, prioritize. Knowledge and application of GMP, and Safety standards.

Physical Activity/Work Environment

Prolonged Sitting - 10% Prolonged Standing/Walking - 45%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (50 lbs.) - 5%

Finger-Hand Manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) - 15%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 15%


Temperature - 5% Noise - 5%

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