Warehouse Supervisor - Night Shift in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/5/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a Night Shift Warehouse Supervisor who will join our largest liquids manufacturing plant in Fort Madison, Iowa!

If you enjoy leading in a fast-paced and high-energy manufacturing environment, then you will fit in well as the Warehouse Supervisor for Scotts Miracle-Gro.  On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for driving safety, quality, production, associate development, and continuous improvement activities in the Fort Madison, Iowa production facility.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Directly lead a team of 2 warehouse leads and 50 hourly forklift drivers across a three-shift operation. 

  • Plan, direct and oversee forklift operating teams responsible for the loading, unloading, hauling, and supplying functions of the warehouse operation supporting our liquid production lines and other departments in the plant.

  • Provide daily schedules and direction; communicate targets and expectations for warehouse tasks. Encouraging flexibility and re-prioritizing own and team tasks when needed to support different functions of the plant.

  • Establish associate work schedules, perform absence tracking, process and approve time off via Workday systems.

  • Positively influence a culture of teamwork leading through others and engaging with associates on process improvements and eliminating roadblocks in day-to-day activities.

  • Develop associates, interviews and recommends hiring of applicants, evaluates associate work performance, counsels associates and/or implements disciplinary action. Administer forklift training program and annual re-training sessions.

  • Work closely with the Warehouse Manager to analyze and improve upon key warehouse metrics that will impact performance and efficiencies and deliver world-class service to internal and external customers in a continuous improvement culture.

  • Create, execute and administer programs and procedures for preventative maintenance, lease programs, and unplanned maintenance of warehouse equipment such as Forklifts, Yard Jockeys, Dock Equipment, and Inventory Management Equipment. 

  •  Participate and perform investigations and provide detailed documentation as it pertains to safety incidents, including root causes and corrective actions.

  • Execute and enforce regulatory, company and/or plant, procedures, and/or policies.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration or related study.

  • At least 3 years experience in warehouse supervision or supervision in a production environment.

  • Understanding of distribution, transportation, inventory control, and freight routing.

  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.

  • Strong leadership skills and a highly effective communicator with great time management.

  • The ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and/or hours within a seasonal business.  Including weekends during our busy season.

  • Strong administrative and planning skills.

  • SAP and TMS/BlueJay Transportation system experience is preferred. 

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones): 

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.


Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law


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