Warehouse Lead- Receiving- 1st Shift

Location US-IL-Elgin
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The Warehouse Lead performs general distribution and dock operations. Acts as a back-up to the distribution supervisor and, if needed,  the wave planner and shipping clerk.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees outbound operations and/or order pulling and put-away ensuring safety, productivity, etc.
  • Assists when necessary with put-away of finished goods, picking sales orders or distribution transfers and loading of outbound orders.
  • Assists with dock door assignment and ensures proper flow throughout the day.
  • Communicates as needed with internal and external customers, including customer solutions team, transportation and other JBSS locations.
  • Ensures proper documentation as dictated by procedures along with document control, including training of new loaders and/or pickers.
  • Investigates and researches claims on shortages or other order discrepancies. Follows up with the loading team on any logistical issues and assists with determining corrective action.
  • Ensures that forms and procedures are up-to-date and filled out correctly.
  • Ensures proper LOT rotation and allergen control, including FIFO (first in-first out) and organic product handling and shipping processes.
  • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF, and regulatory requirements.
  • Aware and accountable for maintaining and documenting preventative controls necessary to ensure food safety and quality.
  • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management.
  • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills and information within assigned team and across functional areas.
  • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.



  • Two plus years warehouse experience required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Material handling equipment certification
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and WMS (Warehouse Management System).
  • Ability to read, write and speak English required. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Problem solving, team building, project execution and ability to multi-task.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.


This position is subject to mandatory overtime based on business needs.