Farmer Brothers Company

Warehouse Specialist

Job ID
Operations - Warehouse


Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Warehouse Specialist.  This person will lead the facility/warehouse activities to ensure the efficient and economical utilization for storing and distributing finished goods inventories to our Route sales team. Plans and schedules operational functions to ensure inventory is secure and accurate for distribution to our routes and customers. Work with local sales team to support the coffee/tea/allied/equipment business. (Lees Summit)


  • Oversee day to day facility activities, general upkeep and maintenance, conduct and document regular facilities inspections.
  • Maintain planned preventative maintenance programs for office and facility equipment and systems. Investigate facility and equipment failures.
  • Oversee Branch operations, including security, maintenance, lighting, fire safety, etc.
  • Participate in planning of facility budgets and schedules. Responsible for AOP budget.
  • Oversee services such as cleaning, waste disposal, utilities, maintenance, parking, etc.
  • Oversee budgets and keep records of payments with contractors and suppliers. Develop and implement cost reduction initiatives, oversee environmental health and safety
  • Provide prompt response to requests and issues from other facility occupants.
  • Ensure the accuracy of the flow of inventory; through process and procedure verification, system review audits and transaction documentation, improves security and tracking of inventory.
  • Design and implement methods to further automate processes to realize efficiencies and reduce error.
  • Responsible for finding replacement items caused by distribution center shortages as well as reporting them through our IR Transactions procedure.
  • Corrects overages and shortage errors from the distribution center or outside vendor, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for replenishments shipped from DC’s/vendors that before receiving items into inventory are accurate/clean and free from any damage. Reports of any issues in a timely manner must be sent to the proper department e.g. Traffic/DC/Purchasing/etc.
  • Analyzes and investigates system transactions as well as inventory data entry to ensure (JDE) accuracy.
  • Perform full Warehouse inventory counts as well as weekly cycle counts in the warehouse.
  • Manage the slow/overstock and non-moving inventory through generated reports to limit any potential loss and report to the DC’s of inventory changes. Contact appropriate supply chain team members for disposition of items.
  • May perform other miscellaneous duties in support of the branch/warehouse as specified by upper management.
  • Safely and efficiently pick sales orders for both local route and branch/DC loads with the assistance of standup/sit down/walkies/pallet jacks
  • Receive in and putaway replenishment truck orders from DC/vendors as well as pick and load returns
  • Stack products properly to allow for both pallet content verification and prevent damage to the load
  • Ensures safety rules and regulations are being followed …will assists in short-term resolution of emergency situations(e.g. Injures)
  • Ensures SQF policies are maintained/in compliance and followed for the entire facility. Maintain organization/cleanliness of inventory throughout the entire property.
  • Documents and Provides Monthly Safety Training in line with operations goals (KPI).


  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Demonstrated experience in a manufacturing environment highly preferred.
  • Required knowledge of accepted quality control procedures and guidelines, effective oral and written communication skills and expertise in the areas of human relations skills and team development within a union environment.
  • Experience in environmental and industrial processed, electrical and mechanical problem solving.
  • Ability to lift a maximum of 60 lbs.



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