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Warehouse Manager / Facility Manager

 

Overview:

In store facilities and warehouses, Facility/Warehouse Managers are in charge of supervising staff, security, processes and procedures.

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Manage a store or warehouse and its security
  • Organize receipts, storage and sale of goods
  • Control all warehouse facilities and the planning and layout of stores
  • Maintain stock records and documentation on incoming and outgoing stocks
  • Ensure inventory is stored in accordance with safety records and company policy
  • Maintain economic level of stock on hand
  • Ensure OSAHA procedures are adhered to within warehouse
  • Manage staff and casual workers
  • Responsible for the planning and operational procedures of the warehouse

 

What education and training is required?

An associates or bachelor’s degree in agricultural business or related field depending on area of industry.

 

To pursue a career in Warehouse/Facility Management:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science and biology, and mathematics.

 

Typical Employers:

Employed by food production companies, equipment sales companies, chemical companies, co-ops, seed production companies, retail businesses, and animal health companies.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Warehouse/Facility Mangers is projected to be good.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Midwest Equipment Dealers Association
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Women in Agribusiness
  • Agriculture Council of America
  • State Agribusiness Associations