Area Warehouse Manager

Coopersville, MI
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife smart snacks®, a drinkable snack to help curb hunger between meals; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit

job purpose: Reporting directly to the Director, Warehouse and Inventory Control, the Area Warehouse Manager will have responsibility of all storage, receiving, and loading of, raw materials, finished product, bulk product loading of totes and tankers, dry ingredient receiving, and case pick. Accuracy on inventory and planning as a key aspect of this role. The Warehouse Manager will also be responsible to maintain all warehouse facilities and equipment, and third party logistics.


  • Maintain receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures
  • Comply with federal, state, and local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Directly responsible for the main plant Warehouse, and coordination with the 3 3PL off site warehouses
  • Responsible for the logistics and transfer of shuttles between the warehouses
  • Ensure coordination and integration of flow of product between all warehouses in the area to meet Direct Ship to Customer and Direct Transfer to US warehouses for product availability
  • Safeguard warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols
  • Control inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system sand bar coding
  • Maintain physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
  • Achieve financial objectives by managing the Warehouse budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Complete warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results
  • Responsible for outside warehouse management and associated shuttling services
  • Responsible for inventory control
  • Maintain warehouse staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Maintain warehouse staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Responsible to ship, store and receive raw materials, bulk tote and tanker product, finished goods and storage
  • Responsible to maintain all forklifts, bulk load out and receiving and loading door equipment in a clean and safe operating condition. Responsible to have any nonconforming equipment corrected
  • Be an active part of the emergency response team as prescribed by the company Safety Program
  • Responsible to supervise, enforce safety policies, coordinate work, discipline, schedule, train, forklift certify, replace, hire, mentor, coach and motivate warehouse employees
  • Maintain the Warehouse in an audit ready condition
  • Responsible to make sure the right product and the correct quantity is being loaded onto the right trucks
  • Responsible for reviewing, on a daily basis, productivity, full goods and raw material inventory and loading reports
  • Responsible to rotate product properly (FIFO) using the warehouse management system, Warehouse loss/damage
  • Follow all safety and work rules
  • Employing, training, supervising, disciplining, and discharging of employees in their respective department; subject to the approval of the company
  • With the approval of management, enforce all company policies including working rules
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline preferred or six years of experience in a production CPG warehouse setting and/or a combination of experience and education
  • Must work in a safe and efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment
  • Must have a working knowledge of warehouse inventory, shipping and receiving methodologies and practices
  • Must have had exposure to a electronic stock controlled warehouse and Warehouse Management system
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a solution is found
  • Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear
  • Must possess or be able to acquire a forklift operator license
  • Ability to work all shifts including off shifts

working conditions and physical requirements:

  • 8 hours sitting/standing/walking
  • Ability to lift up to 55-80 lbs.
  • Frequently reaching from floor level to shoulder level done during 8-hour workday.
  • Exposure to ammonia, acids, caustics, chlorines, paints, particles, oils and lubricants, steam, pneumatics, fumes.

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

position location: Coopersville, MI

reports to: Director, Warehousing and Inventory Control

travel requirements: 5-10% annually.

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.


Why fairlife

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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]