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Supply Chain Manager

Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: Plant City, FL, US

Company: Dart Container

Are you an experienced leader professional looking to implement and create positive change within an organization? Dart Container is looking for you!


The Supply Chain Manager will utilize leadership, operations experience, and communication abilities to identify and drive change throughout our entire supply chain in the Plant City, FL facility. Using continuous improvement and lean manufacturing you will oversee our truck fleet, production and materials planning, purchasing, and warehouse and distribution operations. This individual will need the ability and courage to coach several levels of leadership, from senior to front line leaders, as well as shop floor operating and maintenance personnel. 


This role will have high visibility with key site and corporate leadership and will be working to deliver significant financial bets to the business. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow with the Dart team, with a foundation built on honesty, integrity, teamwork, and respect for the individual, we have created a workplace where people who share our values thrive. We also invest in providing an environment centered on safety, community, health, and wellness.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Foster a culture that embraces safety as the number one overriding priority. Promote and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Identify opportunities for improvement in safety performance
  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Motivate staff using innovative management techniques to ensure that all departments meet or exceed safety, cost, quality, service, and efficiency metrics.
  • Establish an environment that encourages employee engagement, participation, and teamwork within and between all departments
  • Recommend, develop and implement new and improved operations and processes, all with a committed focus on safety, quality, service, and cost
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the transportation operations within the facility to provide transportation services
  • Manage the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to the production schedule
  • Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, controlling inventory, warehousing, or receiving
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality
  • Lead continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Identify and recommend short- and long-term business strategies
  • Monitor KPIs’s anticipating and correcting trends that would compromise the achievement of targets
  • Understand, support, and follow management expectations in alignment with company values
  • Plan, direct, manage, and coordinate work activities of staff  
  • Responsible for employee development, discipline, performance appraisals, and administration of policies  
  • Review staff levels to ensure they are adequate, and resources are effectively allocated to meet short- and long-term objectives  
  • Accountable for overall employee engagement, talent assessment, and employee relations
  • Make recommendations regarding staffing decisions 


Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or related field with five (5) years of distribution/shipping operations management or leadership assignments demonstrating a progression of increased scope and responsibility OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent with seven (7) years of manufacturing operations management or leadership assignments demonstrating a progression of increased scope and responsibility


  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience required with strong leadership and management skills in a high-volume warehouse and/or distribution center
  • SAP and/or equivalent production and logistics software experience 
  • Production planning, materials planning, and purchasing experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Advanced knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance
  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence the decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams 
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas, approaches, and solutions
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Advanced knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations, and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet the deadline
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to be on-call 24/7
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license 

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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