Shipping/Receiving Lead in Phillipsburg, NJ at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 1/3/2021

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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 Phillipsburg, NJ Distribution Center. This is a brand new location and you could be an important part of building the operation from the ground up!

The Warehouse Lead is responsible for monitoring the safe and efficient processes to get pulled product from warehouse for delivery to local customers. This will include training and mentoring of warehouse associates.

 In this role you will:

  • Investigate discrepancies reported to Sales Team by customers

  • Arrange shipment on replacement items if discrepancies confirmed

  • Generate monthly discrepancy report and post

  • Generate and populate weekly warehouse reports, distribute to proper personnel

  • Conduct daily inventory request from facility

  • Plan orders accordingly based on customer service requests/customer needs

  • Verify picked orders for accuracy 

  • Build pallets with orders and position them on loading dock

  • 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

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

  • Assure all equipment maintained and serviced when needed

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

  • Actively participate in safety meetings

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

  • Extensive Experience with product pulling/tracking computer programs

  • Courteous and professional demeanor

  • Able to operate with a sense of urgency and accuracy

  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service

The perfect person will have:

  • High School Diploma

  • 3 Years Warehouse experience

  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Forklift Certification

  • Organization, planning and problem solving skills

  • Ability to operate efficiently in a fast paced environment.

  • Good time management skills

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Attention to detail

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.

  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

  • Engaging and collaborative team culture with growth opportunities

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.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu 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? 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.

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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.


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