Position Title:  Warehouse/Packaging Manager

 Position Overview:

The Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for a Warehouse/Packaging Manager leading the sugar packaging, warehousing, and bulk loading operations at our Fort Morgan, CO facility.  The position requires a very dynamic person with strong leadership skills and who will focus on continuously improving our packaging, warehousing, and bulk operations.


Essential Functions

  • Be a safety leader striving towards the goal of overseeing a zero-injury workplace; work closely with plant safety group to develop and implement safety plans, and lead by example
  • Establish a positive culture focusing on teamwork and accountability in key areas like sanitation, safety, and quality
  • Work closely with HR and Supply Chain to determine labor needs, establish training plans for employees, and provide an opportunity for career growth
  • Manage packaging line performance and efficiencies, employee training, and effective scheduling to meet and exceed customer demand
  • Oversee bulk loadout area and ensure that quality product is being shipped in a safe manner to customers
  • Effectively manage warehouse space to ensure product is not being damaged, lines can continue running, and FIFO is being utilized to ship out product
  • Manage sugar in and out of the bins, based on bin levels, quality of product, and customer demand
  • Use KPIs to evaluate overall performance, in order to provide insight on areas needing improvement
  • Work with the Maintenance Manager to develop and implement plans focusing on preventative maintenance, evaluation of storeroom inventory, and identifying potential capital needs for improvements
  • Work with the Purchasing group to evaluate inventory levels and needs for packaging materials
  • Work with the Supply Chain group to understand packaging and shipping targets based on customer demand and clearing needs
  • Live our Core Values of: Being a Safety Leader, Integrity, Openness & Trust, Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, and Social Responsibility,
  • Use root cause analysis to permanently solve problems.
  • Provides leadership and support on Good Manufacturing Practices and Third-Party Audit requirements.
  • Reduces and eliminates customer complaints.


Skill & Experience Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, industrial technology or business preferred.
  • A minimum 8-10 years as a proven leader in packaging operations.
  • Demonstrated experience with improvements in safety, productivity, and quality.
  • Great communication skills working with all levels, including hourly workforce and senior management.
  • Experience using continuous improvement processes like Lean Sigma and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Excellent computer competence (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Strong customer focus mind-set.
  • Solid leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities are essential.
  • Friendly, results oriented, high level of energy and collaborative.


Working Relationship:

  • Reports to the Factory Manager


 Travel Requirements:

  • 5%


Position Type: Full Time




Wage Range:

$90,000 – $105,000


Fort Morgan, CO

Benefits:  Medical, Vision, Dental, LTD, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP),  401K  with match opportunity and the Company also contributes an additional 6% discretionary amount into each employee’s 401(k) at the end of the calendar year. Vacation, Salaried Continuance Plan, Holidays, and Paid Sick Leave if required by applicable State Law.




It is the policy of The Western Sugar Cooperative not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.

Western Sugar Cooperative is a Drug Free workplace