Warehouse Supervisor

Cargill Plc
Dalton, North Yorkshire 
Competitive plus benefits
08 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Warehouse Supervisor

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location:  Dalton, North Yorkshire 

At Cargill, we strive to be the best choice in animal nutrition solutions. In the UK, our team uses our nutritional expertise and knowledge to provide superior innovative nutritional products and services to the agricultural feed industry. Production in this region takes place in 9 countries across Europe and our products are delivered to distributors and farmers in more than 75 countries globally. Cargill’s premix and nutrition business employs 170 people across three sites in the UK and Ireland with an annual turnover of $100 million.

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to be accountable for the safe, efficient and accurate operation of the onsite physical logistics and activity, leading the warehouse team with a focus on continuous improvement and service levels to Cargill’s customers. The position includes supervisory responsibility for two onsite warehouses, including but not limited to, all inbound materials unloading, all on site warehouse activity and outbound dispatch processes. There is regular exposure to plant manufacturing, shop floor environments. 

Main Tasks

  • Ensure all work is carried out safely, efficiently and accurately by the warehouse team (10 warehouse and administrative staff)

  • Act as the sponsor for safe operations in the on-site logistics function, requiring close cooperation with the EHS coordinator and site management team

  • Complete and assist in any safety audits and take ownership of any issues

  • Ensure the safe working of Cargill employees, contractors and visitors by direct supervision, observations, risk assessments, safety conversations and permits to work

  • Maintain the timely and accurate use of the stock control system to optimise production efficiency and customer service

  • Lead continuous improvement of the onsite logistics activity, identify and adopt best practices

  • Delivers warehouse activities within agreed budget

  • Liaise with third party external storage providers as required

  • Work collaboratively across all internal stakeholders, including but not limited to; EHS, Planning, Customer Services, Production, FSQR and Technical

  • Ensure all initiatives on site are clearly communicated

  • Coordinate stock counts

  • Tracks output and monitors key performance indicators ( Safety, customer service, logistics and manufacturing cost) to ensure the team and warehouse function is delivering key metrics

  • Develop the skill base of the warehouse team to ensure all team members reach their full potential

  • Schedules and manages labour requirements.



  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A-C (including Maths and English) or equivalent secondary qualification – a professional logistics qualification would be advantageous but not essential

  • First line supervisory experience leading complex projects in a logistics environment

  • Experience of warehousing/ dispatch activity in a fast moving storage or manufacturing environment

  • Strong stakeholder and change management skills

  • Clear communication skills (fluent verbal and written English) with the ability to communicate with colleagues on different levels in the organisation

  • Proven experience implementing continuous improvement

  • Able to take ownership and accountability for actions

  • Ability to be hands on and work in detail at an operational level when required

  • Proven team motivation skills with the ability to create a strong and cohesive team

  • Self-starting with personal drive and motivation to proactively identify issues and deliver solutions to problems

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications – experience with MRP/ERP systems, SAP would be preferred

  • Able to work effectively under pressure and be comfortable with ambiguity

Our Offer
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the world’s leading companies.

Interested? Please apply with your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability today.



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