Warehouse Lead

at Spectrum Brands

Edgerton, KS

Posted on Feb. 15, 2018


Full Time

Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™, EZSET®, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Education requirementsHigh school diploma or equivalent required.
Required Skills
■ Proficient experience with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) with intermediate level skills in Excel.
■ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
■ Extensive knowledge of Red Prairie and MFGPro/QAD applications preferred.
■ General knowledge of distribution center layout.
■ 1 - 2 years of experience in a warehouse, distribution or logistics business operation.
■ Knowledge of key warehouse functions (i.e. Receiving, Inventory Management, Order Processing, Replenishment, and Shipping).
■ Broad knowledge of methods and procedures in the various distribution center functions.
■ Ability to read, write, understand and effectively communicate pertinent information and standard operating procedures.
■ Must be able to function in a quick moving, highly interactive team environment.
■ Must have the ability to multi task as well as be detail oriented. Work well with numbers (mathematics).
■ Must possess natural curiosity and ability to recognize missing elements.
■ Must be able to perform without specific daily direction.
■ Demonstrate organizational skills.
■ Must have the ability and willingness to work collaboratively with other people and departments.
■ Effective interpersonal and communication skills at all levels of the business.
■ Must be a self-starter, creative thinker, and results oriented individual.
■ No written warnings/documentation within the last 6 months (internal candidates).
■ No Safety infractions/incidents within the last 6 months (internal candidates).

ResponsibilitiesGeneral Lead Specifics (80%)
■ Plan daily team goals, communicate to team and ensure goals are completed
■ Assist supervisor in overseeing floor operations of employees
■ Hand out work, ensure work completion and trouble shoot problems.
■ Manage Distribution Center priorities in a cost efficient manner to satisfy customer requirements placed on transportation and distribution.
■ Plan and schedule the efficient and safe use of manpower and equipment.
■ Train, and coaches Distribution Center employees to attain a cohesive work team, the highest quality standards of service, and achieve optimum productivity and efficiency levels in all areas.
■ Ensure that all Safety/housekeeping rules, regulations, OSHA standards and all Spectrum Brands policies and procedures are understood, followed and adhered to by self and all reports.
■ Ensure all employees keep and maintain a clean safe work area and assure all employees follow all safety and company policies within our company’s culture values.
■ Maintain a highly motivated workforce by using timely communications, exercising consistent and fair accountability of expectations, focused recognition and personal involvement.
■ Support development of direct reports and cross train associates to achieve maximum flexibility of the workforce.
■ Manage label control with support of supervisor
■ May manage the shipment or receipt of all HHI products. Treat as high priority.
■ Communicate and work closely with other departments to resolve order release issues, expedite rush orders, etc.
■ Enter data and gather information to generate reports to track picking capabilities of each department to properly prioritize work for each department.
■ Prepare work before pickers arrive (Ensure that boxes are on the line, and that labels are ready for equipment operators).
■ Disburse work for all pickers as needed.
■ Prepare reports based on age and hot orders.
■ Troubleshoot any orders that may have issues.
■ Maintain organization and time on all orders.
■ Frequently check all work areas for any issues that may occur or come across.
■ Ensure the safety of the employees by fixing or reporting any trouble areas.
■ Ensure that the shipping dock is continuously loading orders.
■ Shipment Order issues: Clusters pick labels that need merging, pick cancellation to reprint labels, pick labels that are not picked, pick labels that won’t manifest.
■ Manage the process of the Age Report:
o Review shipping dock stats two on shipments that are 100% completed that must be closed out manually if stuck in process.
o Clean up all remaining open picks that are not 100% completed.
o Complete all shipments that are pending.
■ Review shipping dock stats two on shipments that are 100% completed.
■ Clean up all remaining open picks that are not 100%.
■ Manage air freight orders are waved 3 times a day.
■ Customer Service
■ Cross train employees in other areas to facilitate support in other departments when needed.
■ Promote a TEAM type environment tha

Skills■ Safety Harness: The ability to wear the safety harness to perform job functions.
■ Protective Equipment: The ability to wear all necessary personal protective equipment to perform job functions.
■ Physical Strengths: The ability to lift, push, pull, or carry objects using hands , arms, back, abdominal muscles, shoulders, legs, or a combination of these muscle groups.
■ Proper Lifting Techniques: The ability to properly lift heavy objects or equipment. This includes the knowledge of correct bending and lifting techniques as needed to properly position and use one’s hands, feet, legs, arms, and back to lift objects or equipment, and to push, pull, and carry heavy objects.
■ Agility: The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, or legs to perform job tasks. This includes the ability to move throughout all areas of the warehouse, other Spectrum Brands HHI property or additional work areas.
■ Hand-Eye Coordination: The ability to coordinate one’s eyes with one’s fingers, wrists, or arms to move, carry, or manipulate objects or to perform other job-related tasks.
■ Visual Acuity: The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs, video displays) clearly to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
■ Manual Dexterity: The ability to make quick, accurate, skillful, coordinated movements of one hand , one hand in coordination with its arm, or two hands to grasp, place, move, or assemble objects.
■ Stamina: The ability to exert oneself physically over long periods of time. This may include performing repetitive or strenuous tasks as well as standing and sitting for long periods.
■ Climbing: The ability to climb, work, and carry items up and down ladders.
■ Work Conditions: The ability to perform job activities, with appropriate intermittent relief where applicable, under difficult work conditions such as in extreme cold, heat, inclement weather, at heights, while exposed to constant/intermittent sounds.
■ Tight Working Conditions: The willingness and ability to work in cramped/tight working conditions where mobility is restricted.
■ Lifts 26-40 pounds without assistance many times a day and also lifts 41-75 pounds without assistance daily. Additionally this role lifts 76-100 pounds with assistance daily.

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