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Group Leader, Material Handling


Niles, IL, US, 60714

Req ID:  23569

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The Materials Group Leader is accountable for the suitable handling and processing of the entire supplies inventory in the warehouse during his shift. In addition to supervising and assigning tasks to workers and maintaining seamless functions in the warehouse.

***Position shift is Friday-Sunday, 5 am - 6:30 pm. You work 39 hours and are paid for 40 hours.***


  • Loading and unloading of freight and products
  • Overseeing the handling of consignments and the supervising of the loading and unloading of the same.
  • Maintaining an account of the entire supplies, raw and packaging materials inventory in the warehouse.
  • Ensuring the proper labeling and tagging of goods and materials.
  • Following all necessary documentation and legal procedures for inbound and outbound.
  • Assigning work and functions to all warehouse workers and staff during his/her shift.
  • Supervising the functions and working of the warehouse workers when the supervisor is absent.
  • Adhering to the compliance of all legal, food safety, food quality and safety procedures of the company.
  • Supervising proper shift allocations and ensuring efficiency of shift warehouse staff when supervisor is absent.
  • Organizing and conducting necessary training activities for his/her shift staff and workers.
  • Report to Supervisor any improper functioning of warehouse tools and equipment.
  • Supervising the proper and smooth functioning of all activities.
  • Assist in the shipping department when the Shipping Team Leader is absent.
  • Supervise the deliveries on supplies to the lines according to SOP’s
  • Overseeing the proper loading, unloading and handling of goods and materials.
  • Validating the received materials and goods with the invoices to ascertain the precision of the goods delivered.
  • Ensuring the completion of all paper work relating to the received and loading of goods.
  • Ensuring the proper handling and stocking of goods, in compliance with warehousing and storage norms.
  • Monitoring the warehouse records and inventory and filing reports of discrepancies in quantities and damages to the supervisor.
  • Coordinate the transportation needs in Supervisor’s absence.
  • Communicate with the Cold Storage facilities to coordinate inbound finished product loads when the supervisor is absent.
  • Coordinating with suppliers regarding the shipments and delivery of orders.


  • 3 years of experience in a food-processing, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing organization, preferably using computerized manufacturing equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of qualifications in a pharmaceutical or  food manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), HACCP, food allergens and pest control
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • Read, write and speak English
  • Basic knowledge of SAP or similar software
  • Good teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet necessary targets.
  • Knowledge and capacity to efficiently delegate work.
  • Analytical and operational skills and the ability to adapt in a fast pace work setting.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office (WORD & EXCEL).
  • Previous experience using Syspro and/or riteSCAN is a plus.
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree preferred.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago