Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.
The Dry Goods Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of shipping/receiving, inventory management, dry goods/material management, and bin fleet management at the shift level within the packhouse. The ideal candidate has experience in the agricultural industry and/or warehousing/packing operations, and a strong understanding of logistical operations and shipping/receiving processes. Candidate must be a team player with a strong work ethic and proven ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment. Primary responsibility is to provide technical and administrative oversight and expertise to logistics operations while building high-performing teams. This role can directly supervise 8 or more Leads, Planners, and Logistics Specialists, with up to 70+ hourly employees.
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Ensure monitoring of and adherence to strategic FIFO and WMS inventory functionality across facility and within outside storage facilities.
- Administrative responsibilities (inventory reporting, labor management, budgets, etc)
- Daily/weekly/monthly data collection and analysis
- Develop capability of the hourly work force with specific attention to creation and maintenance of applicable skill sets
- Manage day-to-day inventory systems, processes, and procedures to ensure achievement of key business results
- Continually evaluate the effectiveness of existing work processes for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and accuracy
- Report daily inventories and FIFO position, exceptions, and outages; determine root causes and implement corrective actions
- Coordinate interdepartmentally to safeguard movement of goods while maximizing efficiencies and delivering high-level customer service to both internal and external customers
- Develop, implement, and sustain standard work procedures
- Recognize and respond to trends; troubleshoot opportunities and communicate solutions
- Supervise and analyze employee performance; train and evaluate employees
- Coordinate inventory movement and storage across facilities, including external storage, as necessary
- Coach, mentor, develop, and train hourly workforce; evaluate and track employee performance
- Provide strong leadership and consistent feedback to all subordinates; demonstrates and promotes company culture through word and action
- Work very closely with other departments to ensure business needs (Sales/ Accounting)
- End of month of accuracy reconciliation of inventory, submit this to accounting
- Communicate across business units based on inventory needs
Here’s what you’ll bring to the table:
- Minimum 3 years of experience in distribution leadership required – perishable and/or agriculture preferred
- Minimum 3 years of related experience in the produce industry/agriculture environment preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain & Logistics, or a related field highly desired
- High-level functionality in a team environment where honest communication, a positive attitude, engagement, and personal accountability are expected
- Detail-oriented, organized, and committed to quality
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills
- Customer service-focused and results-driven
- Excellent leadership skills including development, supervision, and accountability
- Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills required
- Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with proven problem-solving ability
- Operational knowledge of food safety standards, regulations, and compliance
- Ability to be flexible and work multiple shifts (nights and weekends) as needed
- Knowledge of safe work practices, including OSHA regulations, forklift certification, and training
- Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels across the organization
- Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Food processing and/or production leadership desired
- Advanced knowledge of computerized WMS (warehouse management systems) and well-developed computer skills required
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks required
- Excellent management skills including supervision, leadership, communication, and planning necessary
Here's what we'll bring to the table:
- Wonderful Giving - a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
- Employee college tuition reimbursement
- Employee referral program
- Full benefits package - Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.
The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities for advancement. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce that embodies a deep culture of acceptance, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
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