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Warehouse Supervisor


Minneapolis, US

Job Family:  Supply & Logistics
Country/Region:  United States
Warehouse Supervisor 

Coloplast has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Supervisor to join our growing team!


The Warehouse Supervisor will manage assigned staff to meet production, product quality, distribution, and safety requirements.  They will ensure excellent distribution performance as measured by WFRL and drive continuous improvement activities in the warehouse.  The supervisor will ensure all defined areas within the warehouse have adequate backup, coordinate all inbound/outbound warehouse activities, ensure compliance with the defined cycle counting program and maintain compliance with Hazardous Waste / Chemical handling procedures and OSHA Forklift training.


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Deploy and manage direct supporting staff.
  • Supervise all warehouse activities including finished goods distribution activities, receiving, raw material storage, and receiving returned product.
  • Provide training for new hires and propose training as necessary for existing employees to ensure appropriate skill level is maintained and in compliance with applicable OSHA and DOT Hazardous Waste regulations.
  • Ensure employee development and morale is a key focus.
  • Develop, improve and implement warehouse processes.
  • Optimize the storage space and material flow using warehousing practicing – proper warehouse space utilization and inventory management
  • Address and resolve business system issues with IT as needed.
  • Ensure adequate inventory levels of all packaging/shipping supplies.
  • Have a working knowledge for shipping, receiving, and the materials roles within the department.
  • Lead cycle count activities within the team, maintain cycle count accuracy reports.  Communicate cycle count activities as requested by Finance team supporting periodic inventory audits.
  • Ensure and control quality and performance of assigned area.
  • Maintain accurate records to achieve and maintain a high level of inventory accuracy.
  • Monitor costs and budget for warehouse needs.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Essential Qualifications

  • High school diploma (Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required).
  • 5+ years of experience in warehouse management.
  • Experience in leading people.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities with a high degree of accuracy, be self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently.
  • Understanding of all areas within the department to provide additional support and/or backup as required.
  • Experience working with inventory management systems, including RF scanning systems.
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with inventory management and shipping systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization and business skills
  • Ability to maintain an organized warehouse to assure efficient operations.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds independently and 75 pounds with assistance.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Work experience in FDA-regulated industry preferred
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • ability to opearte forklift, power jack and other material handling preferred
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to organize efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to exercise logical and sound judgment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to be on call for emergencies
  • Proficient skills using MS Office Suite (MS Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Proficient decision making and problem solving skills


Environmental, Health, and Safety Responsibilities

  • This position will support Coloplast Manufacturing EHS Goals and Objectives:
  • Comply, enforce and support company standards and policies for environment, health, and safety.
  • Ensure employees are properly trained.
  • Provide detailed instructions for job performance and explain hazards and safety precautions in assigning employees to a task.
  • Plan the work to be certain that employees, materials, and equipment are available to perform task safely.
  • Report unsafe conditions or job hazards to your manager.
  • Follow-up on all safety related deficiencies to ensure corrective action has been completed.
  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate.
  • Report accidents, injuries, illnesses, near misses and property damage per company policy.
  • If this position is assigned any responsibilities associated with our hazardous waste handling, then refer to the document Hazardous Waste Job Description VV-151104 for detailed duties.




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.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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