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Warehouse Supervisor


Cartago, Costa Rica, CR La Lima, C, CR

Job Family:  Supply & Logistics
Country/Region:  Costa Rica
Warehouse Supervisor 

We are looking for a Warehouse Supervisor responsible for lead warehouse processes to ensure a safe work environment and attain defined objectives while maintaining. Areas in the responsibility are: General Warehouse, Technical Warehouse and Chemical Preparation room.

You will be a part of a growing Operations team, as Coloplast is in the process of establishing a world-class manufacturing site in Cartago, Costa Rica. The ideal candidate is a reliable and competent professional, preferable with experience in Supply Chain management and medical device industry.


You will report to Head of Supply Chain Coloplast Costa Rica Volume Manufacturing Site, Cartago.



Tasks & responsibilities


  • Ensure a safe environment in the warehouse. Supervise that safety rules are followed and implement a continuous safety culture improvement following Coloplast Safety guidelines.

  • Collaborate closely with EHS in terms of safety practices.

  • Participate in the preparation of near-accident reports and ensure that root cause analysis are being made.

  • Determine manning and shifts requirements and communicate needs on time and forecast headcount changes.

  • Generate daily warehouse reports.

  • Ensure that import and export weekly plans are met. Create alternative plans when needed and communicate to Shipping Coordinator or equivalent.

  • Responsible to deliver the Warehouse Inventory Accuracy indicator on target or above.

  • Ensure the 5S execution within the Warehouse.

  • Participate in the Supply Chain Gemba daily meeting.

  • Coordinate operator’s workload with Warehouse Coordinators to ensure proper attainment of activities.

  • Coordinate yearly physical count for the warehouse.

  • Handle NCs that are related to Warehouse operations.

  • Implement a continuous improvement culture and structure to drive operational excellence in the warehouse.

  • Support Head of Supply Chain on specific projects needed.

  • Track inventory levels and challenge material planners when inventory is above needed levels.

  • Ensure that equipment is properly maintained and monitored.

  • Train, guide and evaluate new warehouse workers.

  • Forecast and follow up on warehouse expenses related to packaging of finished goods.






  • Bachelor in Industrial Engineering or similar.
  • 5 years of more as Warehouse supervisor
  • Knowledge in Costa Rica Labor Legislation.
  • Proven record as people manager. Proficient in Microsoft Office package
  • Advanced English Level.



Why Coloplast?


Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with the people who use our products, we create solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this Intimate healthcare.




We are guided by three values:


Closeness: we work closely with our customers to find solutions that meet their specific needs

Passion: we work passionately to create new and innovative products that improve the quality of life for our customers

Respect and responsibility: we have deep respect for the private nature of the condition our customers face. Therefore, it’s our responsibility to find not only medical solutions, but also ways to minimize the trauma and taboo associated with these conditions



Our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Urology Care, and Wound and Skin Care.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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