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Warehouse / Inventory Lead

Morgan Hill, CA

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Sakata is committed to providing a workplace free of any and all kinds of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote a culturally diverse workforce. Thanks to our global and multicultural business environment, individuals can meet and work with people from all over the world

Position Summary

Supervises and coordinates the physical movement of inventory in the Morgan Hill warehouse. Responsible for sales order fulfillment, work order picking and locating products form receiving and work in process. Responsible for the oversight and training of inventory personnel to insure that company policies and procedures are followed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Supervises and trains the warehouse inventory staff.
  • Communicates with sales personnel and insures sales orders are scheduled, pulled and shipped according to customer requirements.
  • Coordinates work order requirements with the Material Planners, and warehouse personnel.
  • Responsible for the computer data entry transactions to support sales orders, work orders, cycle counts and inventory movements.
  • Responsible for the monthly cyclic picking process and oversight of the sampling preparation.
  • Locates products from receiving and work in progress areas.
  • Performs daily inventory cycle counting, analyzes results, researches inventory transactions and collects data on inventory process problems.
  • Works with other company personnel to maintain efficient work flow and accurate inventory.
  • Identifies critical processes and reports to management.
  • Responsible for monitoring destroy orders and completion on a monthly basis
  • Generates monthly activity reports.
  • Does special projects and performs other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Employee will participate in mandatory training regarding the GSPP handling protocols and procedures and apply all during the handling of any GSPP seeds. Employee agrees to active participation in the GSPP Program by performing the following activities related to the GSPP seed:
  • Inventory Maintenance
  • Transport of GSPP seed


  • Prior forklift operation experience.
  • Minimum two years warehouse or related work experience preferred.
  • Seed industry or agricultural background desirable.

Knowledge / Skills Required

  • Must have good organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have word-processing and spreadsheet skills and ability to prepare a variety of reports.
  • Must have ability and discipline to interface professionally and effectively with management and fellow employees under sometimes stressful situations.
  • Must demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with others in a harmonious and productive fashion.
  • Must have ability to do accurate detailed work under time constraints and deadlines and must have ability to adjust to seasonal surges in workload.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must have ability to safely operate forklifts and other warehouse machinery.

Desired Skills

  • Must be able to work around chemicals and other irritating substances.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment when required.
  • Must have ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular/daily basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary.
  • Must be able to work at times under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to work in dusty hot or cold conditions.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
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