Warehouse Manager

Open Gates Group | Kalona, IA, United States

Posted Date 11/12/2021

Job Duties:

  • Teach, coach and provide leadership to warehouse team members.
  • Ensure accuracy, timeline, and service goals are met.
  • Develop staffing schedules needed to complete work in an efficient manner.
  • Conduct quarterly individual development and coaching discussions with team members.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the warehouse processes and all associated equipment.  
  • Continuously monitor and improve warehouse operations to meet changing business needs.
  • Proactively work across Open Gates warehouse facilities to maximize use of space.
  • Troubleshoot warehousing issues analytically and systematically, and teach team members to be self-directed in these activities.
  • Assist in creating an environment that encourages employee involvement and fosters innovative ideas on process improvement.
  • Serve as department representative in larger logistics meetings and projects.
  • Create, update, and train all staff members on warehouse SOPs.
  • Maintain team quality and safety standards per specifications defined by state, federal, and independent  regulatory agencies.
  • Work collaboratively with our family of companies to meet business objectives.


  • 1-5 years experience relevant experience in Supply Chain Management or Warehousing preferred. 
  • CDL license required within 6 months of hire.
  • Proven leadership and coaching experience.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong prioritization, organization, and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to handle challenging situations with tact and professionalism.
  • Ability to be flexible, execute plans, and achieve desired results.
  • Willingness and ability to lift up to 50lbs repetitively and stand for 8 hours per day.
  • Willingness and ability to perform work in cold temperatures (ie: a cooler) for several hours per day.
  • Team-oriented with a focus on working in a collaborative environment. 
  • Willingness to adhere to the Open Gates Guiding Principles and continually embrace personal and professional development.

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