Lead, Warehouse in Portland, OR at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Warehouse Lead who will grow at our Vancouver, WA Distribution Center.

 In this role you will:

  • Monitor the safe and efficient processes to get pulled product from warehouse for delivery to local customers. This will include training and mentoring of warehouse 1, 2 & 3 employees.

The perfect person will have:

  • Keep crew on task and working effectively and monitor safe practices in the warehouse.

  • Assure employees have correct tools and supplies available to them.

  • Monitor to ensure the most efficient route deliveries.

  • Schedule product pickup with truck companies.

  • Assign training to new employees and cross training for smooth operations.

  • Manage inventory counts.

  • Assure all equipment maintained and serviced when needed.

  • Always look for ways to be more efficient and save money for the company.

  • Coordinate inventory counts and monitor re-stocking and proper rotation of product.

  • Actively participate in safety meetings.

  • Must be able to lift 55lb. products periodically throughout the day with no physical limitations.

  • Extensive experience operating warehouse equipment (forklift, order picker, pallet riders, etc.).

  • Extensive Experience with product pulling/tracking computer programs.

  • Able to operate efficiently in a fast paced environment.

  • Clear written and verbal communications and basic math.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Good time management skills.

  • Courteous and professional demeanor.

  • Able to operate with a sense of urgency and accuracy.

  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service.

Qualifications, Experience and Training:

Cross trained in all aspects of our warehouse operations. Verifiable, effective leadership skills. Successful experience working with vendors and customers. Must have developed positive relationships with other department personnel.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network 

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening 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 Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.