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Paramount Export Company
Warehouse Manager
Los Angeles, California
06/19/08


Paramount Export Company, an employee owned (ESOP) company, based in Oakland and Los Angeles, is a world-wide trader of fresh produce and food products representing suppliers and customers for markets around the globe. We are currently seeking an individual to fill a newly created warehouse manager position for our Los Angeles consolidation facility. The warehouse receives and re-consolidates fresh produce and food products for export by air and sea. The position will have overall responsibility for all warehouse operations and up to 40 permanent and temporary warehouse laborers and foremen. This exempt position will report to the facility head.

The demands of our growing, multi-faceted business require us to obtain more space. We are also subject to regular US Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspections and plan to make the facility a certified Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA) site. The incumbent will be expected to spearhead these processes. We will seriously consider local candidates only. We will not pay relocation expenses.

The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

1. Plant and equipment
  • Overall responsibility for all matters related to building security, equipment maintenance and warehouse supplies
  • Analyze warehouse operation to maximize efficiency; suggest, write and implement new procedures as needed
2. Personnel, Safety and Workers Compensation
  • Overall responsibility for all matters related to warehouse personnel
  • Suggest, write and implement new safety policies as needed
3. TSA and USDA
  • Primary contact for all TSA and USDA inspectors and auditors
  • Keep current and ensure compliance with all applicable TSA and USDA rules, regulations and procedures; record keeping requirements; training and equipment maintenance
Required knowledge, skills and abilities, experience, and characteristics

1. Knowledge
  • 100% written and spoken English/Spanish bi-lingual fluency
  • Computer literate, especially in MS Office applications
  • Proven knowledge of warehouse operations; food and/or produce experience is helpful
2. Skills and Abilities
  • Interact effectively with US government inspectors and auditors to prevent violations and citations
  • Understand and meet the requirements of US government rules and regulations
  • Manage time and juggle multiple competing priorities; problem solving skills
  • Build a strong, cohesive team and provide leadership with unquestionable integrity
  • Delegate responsibility and learn from co-workers and subordinates
  • Work effectively with all levels of personnel from a wide variety of backgrounds to ensure the job gets done correctly
  • Implement change effectively
3. Experience
  • Minimum 7 years experience in warehouse operations
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience of at least 25 warehouse laborers and foremen
4. Characteristics
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Completely committed to follow through on service meeting commitments and deadlines
  • elf-directed, motivated and goal oriented
  • Ethical, professional behavior and demeanor
  • Quick learner, thrives in a fast-paced environment; able to share knowledge and teach others
  • Desire to make a difference
COMPENSATION:

Based on experience and education. Company-provided benefits include: 100% employer-paid medical, dental and life insurance; paid vacation and sick time; Section 125 plan; defined contribution retirement plan (ESOP); 401(k).

To apply, email your resume to hr@paramountexport.net or fax it to (510) 267-2301 – ATTN: HR. Include “Warehouse Manger Position” in the subject line or cover sheet. We will contact qualified candidates to schedule interviews. Paramount Export Company may conduct a background and/or credit check. We are an EOE.


Apply:
via Email - hr@paramountexport.net


Contact:
hr@paramountexport.net
www.paramountexport.net
(510) 267-2301 fax
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