The Tea Spot - Louisville, CO 80027


$48,000 - $60,000 a year


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The Tea Spot is hiring a WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Location: Louisville, Colorado

Hours: This is a full-time, salaried position

Reports to: The Tea Spot Operations Director

Application Deadline: Rolling, will remain open until position is filled

Summary: The Tea Spot’s core purpose is to spread happiness by empowering healthy living through tea. We are motivated by medical research suggesting that premium whole leaf teas boast many health benefits. Our commitment to those values is embodied in our philanthropic 10% for Wellness pledge. We're a company driven with a passion for healthy living, quality, innovation and community as our core values.

We are seeking a results-driven leader with experience in warehouse and inventory management, and success in continuous operation improvement. The ideal candidate for this position will have outstanding communication skills within diverse, ever-changing, fast-paced environments, and will be a motivating manager skilled in training, coaching and mentoring staff. This role reports to The Tea Spot’s Operations Director, who is responsible for all Production, Fulfillment and R&D for the company. The Warehouse Manager supports the Operations Director by managing all warehouse personnel, schedules & systems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategically manage day-to-day warehouse operations in compliance with company’s policies, goals and objectives, in support of the Operations Director.
  • Initiate, coordinate and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures, maintaining standards of health and safety, hygiene and security, adhering to all warehousing, handling and shipping legislation requirements, including HAACP.
  • Develop warehouse schedules, inventory product flow and product handling systems; You will build short-range and long-range production schedules in support of the annual sales plan, while maximizing production efficiency.
  • Oversee and participate in daily warehouse operations; establish operational procedures for activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current. Assist with resolution of product packing or order fulfillment problems.
  • Accomplish warehouse operations human resource objectives by training, scheduling, coaching, and motivating employees; Communicate job expectations to staff; Evaluate job contributions; Manage compensation actions; Enforce policies and procedures for a staff of 12+ people.
  • Monitor the quality of services provided in collaboration with the Operations Director.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records of location, count, and dates. Inspect physical condition of the warehouse.
  • Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with activities of other functions such as Customer Service and Purchasing.
  • Manage produced goods stock and reconcile with inventory system.
  • Produce performance and efficiency reports and statistics regularly.
  • Ensure efficient use of space, optimizing work flow.
  • Maintain the warehouse keeping the area clean and organized. Utilize 5S.
  • Assist in evaluating and recommending new equipment.
  • Assume additional related responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Leadership skills and ability to manage, train and motivate staff
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expertise in warehouse management procedures and best practices
  • Inventory planning experience (APICS CPIM certification is a plus)
  • Proven ability to implement process improvement initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of warehousing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Experience with inventory management software and databases
  • BS degree in logistics, supply chain management or business administration or 5 years hands on work experience as a warehouse manager

Key Competencies:

  • Accountability: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of an idea, plan, activity, service, or product from prospects and customers.
  • Oral Communication: Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations (including nonverbal communication); adjusting language or terminology to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; maintaining watchfulness over a period of time.
  • Customer Service Orientation: Making efforts to listen to and understand the customer (both internal and external); anticipating customer needs; giving high priority to customer satisfaction.
  • Delegation: Allocating decision-making authority and take responsibilities to appropriate subordinated; utilizing subordinates time, skills, and potential effectively.
  • Drive for Results: Demonstrates concern for achieving or surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence, shows a passion for improving the delivery or services with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Energy: Consistently maintaining a high activity or productivity level; sustaining long work hours.
  • Flexibility: Changes behavioral style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjusts style as appropriate to the needs of the situation.
  • Diversity: Demonstrates respect for all differences (e.g., race, gender, ethnic background, disabilities, sexual orientation, age, career levels, style and opinions.)
  • Initiative: Asserting ones influence over events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Integrity: Maintaining and promoting social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.

Skills that will make you an excellent fit for this position:

  • Excellent people skills, management and supervision.
  • Efficient at managing processes; dependable, professional and compassionate.
  • Experience with heavy automated machinery and a functional warehouse environment.
  • Dealing with complexity. Deadline-oriented. Go-getter.


  • $48,000 - $60,000/year, commensurate with experience
  • PTO, Health and Dental insurance benefits
  • 401K matching & profit sharing


The Tea Spot is an “equal opportunity employer”. The Tea Spot will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.