Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Cold Storage/Rail, Warehouse Supervisor I - Columbia, SC

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/20/2024 3:50 PM)
Posting Location : Postal Code
Min. Exp. (Yrs)
Job Function


The Warehouse Supervisor (Cold storage/Rail) will lead a shift of warehouse staff for the new Chick-fil-A Supply Distribution Center (DC) in Columbia, SC. This individual, in collaboration with other leaders, will be responsible for executing safe and effective operations that meet the needs of the organization and its employees. Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, this person will lead a team dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service for Chick-fil-A restaurant Operators while ensuring safety and achievement of several critical key performance indicators (KPIs). The Warehouse Supervisor will help drive the operations of the distribution center and will enable supply chain innovation unique to the food service industry. Most importantly, this person will lead in a way that supports Chick-fil-A’s vision and strategy while embodying the corporate purpose.


About Chick-fil-A Supply

Chick-fil-A Supply®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Inc., is an innovative distribution service provider focused on understanding

and meeting the unique needs of Chick-fil-A restaurants. Chick-fil-A Supply® ensures restaurants have the food and products they need

through a seamless delivery experience that extends Chick-fil-A's culture of care. For more information, visit


  •  Motivate, staff, schedule, and support a dynamic team responsible for receiving, picking, loading, and completing other warehouse tasks by creating workflow and eliminating waste in the operation
  • Oversees daytime transportation operation performance to include audits and observations of routes, when required
  • Carefully monitor expenditure data and support budget management
  • Recruit, train, and develop a strong team
  • Collaborate with the warehouse manager regarding staff performance; identify and drive areas of improvement; and recognize team members’ outstanding performance

  • Act as a liaison to Restaurant Services, balancing the needs of the Operator with the capabilities of the operation
  • Implement, manage, and improve distribution center operations
  • Deliver high service levels to Operators and achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Work closely with the DC Leadership Team, CFA Supply Services, and various business partners to ensure optimal alignment and collaboration

  • Support the Chick-fil-A vision and strategy by building a culture that aligns with the Chick-fil-A Supply values of care, safety and excellence

  • Complete other activities as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school degree or similar
  •  3+ years of experience in warehouse leadership
  • Demonstrated experience with and functional knowledge of food service distribution, including warehousing, operations (including SixSigma and Lean), engineering standards, warehouse equipment, and performance metrics
  • Working knowledge of innovations in supply chain and warehouse operations
  • Knowledge of and ability to ensure compliance with general safety standards, quality specifications, and governmental requirements
  • Ability to complete physically demanding work, including consistently lifting up to 60 pounds
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts
  • Demonstrated ability to value both relationships and results and to put others above themselves
  • Strong aptitude to think critically, solve problems, and drive improvements in a professional and respectful manner
  • Exceptional organization, attention to detail, and communication skills
  • Strong ability to negotiate and resolve conflict by navigating confrontational situations to ensure all parties are treated with honor, dignity, and respect

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in warehouse operations, supporting in a food distribution or food manufacturing environment
  •  Experience in a start-up environment
  •  Demonstrated success in operations and people leadership
  • Experience with a warehouse management system
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access; experience with ERP, WMS, and TMS solutions

Minimum Years of Experience


Travel Requirements


Required Level of Education

High School

Preferred Level of Education



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