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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Warehouse Supervisor

Givaudan is seeking a Warehouse Supervisor to join their team in Carol Stream, IL.


Lead a team of Warehouse Operators/Material Handlers responsible for operating material handling equipment and performing tasks to include loading, unloading, scanning, moving, staging, storing, locating, relocating, and stacking materials/products.


Core Responsibilities:
Planning and execution
•    Plan the workload for his/her team with focus on load levelling to prevent overtime while ensuring customer service and process quality.
•    Collect and consolidate production schedules and inventory data to plan weekly and daily material flows and inform needs in terms of material/product stocks to satisfy demand and supply without creating business disruptions.
Function management
•    Review production schedules, customer orders, shipping orders, as well as requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, and/or distributed, prioritize work orders and dispatch these to the team.
•    Oversee the reception of incoming materials, related administrative tasks (batch number recordings, goods receipt issuance, materials labelling) as well as dispatching and storage.
•    Oversee the preparation of materials/products for shipment to ensure that amount and type of product(s) are matching customer orders.
•    Monitor the loading, unloading, moving, stacking and staging of products and materials in dedicated areas and predetermined sequence such as size, type, style, colour, or product code.
•    Lead physical inventories and cycle counts, ensuring proper stock rotation, disposal of unused/obsolete materials/products, and maintain accurate inventory records in the warehouse management system.
•    Run inventory reports to conduct reconciliations with physical inventory at the 3PL warehouse and CS facility. 
•    Control that warehouse operations are conducted in compliance with company (EHS) guidelines and public safety regulations, e.g. when involving fork lifts, clamp trucks or other power equipment, or manipulation of hazardous materials/products.
•    Monitor the maintenance of warehouse installation(s) and equipment by keeping them clean, safe and operational, reporting service requests as needed.
•    Have a continuous improvement mind-set with ability to look at process and improvement
•    Identify capability gaps and conduct trainings to close them.
•    Review and check employee hours, time cards in E-time
•    Schedule employee hours, time off and vacations accordingly    
•    Execute other tasks as required and assigned by manager.

People management
•    Conduct annual human resources processes for the assigned Warehouse team(s) and validate results.
•    Work with the local Logistics management team and HR Business Partner(s) in developing a local capability pipeline for the function.
•    Drive the development and promotion of identified talents within and outside Logistics.

Academic Background
•    Vocational diploma in logistics
•    Warehouse Group Leader 

Professional Experience
•    5 to 8 years of experience in logistics in a manufacturing environment.
•    2 to 4 years of SAP Experience
•    5 plus years of inventory related experience


Technical Skills
•    Solid knowledge of warehouse process flow.
•    Good understanding of shipping and receiving regulations and protocol.
•    Good Knowledge of shipping including, BOL’s, DOT regulations, hazmat/dangerous goods shipments  
•    Good knowledge of material/product safety/security norms and regulations.
•    Solid knowledge of SAP  
•    Good knowledge of inventory processes and tools.
•    Good knowledge and ability to run reports and analyse data
•    Knowledge of supply chain dependencies and processes.
•    Good knowledge of production process flow and scheduling.
•    Operation of computers - desktop, and hand held for receiving, and real time inventory updates and customer order shipments.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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