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Passion is the pulse of Purina. You don’t have to be a pet owner, but you must be able to find your square – find passion in the work you do, the people you encounter and the opportunities you experience. Within our walls, you’ll discover ways to do what’s never been done before, and you’ll do it with integrity and expertise. Your relentless pursuit to break boundaries, pioneer new brands and revolutionize the bond between pets and people will help you fit right in. Working together, #WeStandTaller.

Warehouse Team Leader (off-shift, 12am – 8am)

Job Number 18007196 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania


Are you seeking an opportunity that will give you decision making ability and the development needed to move your career forward? Well, Nestlé Purina is the company for you! Our people are our most important asset and – true to our culture – we believe investing in our talent is the most worthwhile investment in our shared future together.

As the Warehouse Team Leader, you are responsible for executing all day-to-day operating activities of the Mechanicsburg Warehouses that involves safe, efficient, accurate, and secure storage of inventory.   You will also lead effort for completing outbound and inbound shipments and production receipt at or below budget and in a safe, efficient, and sanitary manner.  You will demonstrate leadership through safety by adhering to company policies (safety, personnel, labor relations, financial controls, quality assurance, etc.) and for recommending and implementing improvements within distribution operations. Our Warehouse Team Leaders help direct operations by the Mechanicsburg mission, “Safely produce quality products at the right rate and right time, using NCE.” Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE).

Nestlé Purina has a large presence in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with our factory being one of the largest manufacturers in the area and produces a large portion of Nestlé Purina’s dry pet food portfolio, including Puppy Chow®, Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Pro Plan®, Alpo®, Kitten Chow®, Cat Chow®, Friskies®, Nestlé Purina ONE® and Kit ‘N Kaboodle®. Beyond our work in pet food production, we support various local animal shelters and organizations (Susquehanna Service Dogs Organization and Woofstock among others) to more deeply impact our ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere.

  • Safety
    • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees
    • Maintain a sanitary work environment through team involvement in all areas of sanitation
  • Leadership 
    • Participate in warehouse cost meetings and other plant related meetings
    • Supervise work related to daily schedule so that customer goals are reached
    • Monitor direct reports, complete performance reviews and warehouse productivity assessments on an ongoing basis
    • Oversees training and development of new hires and warehouse bid job holders
  • Operations
    • Review plant operations daily to ensure efficiency, address issues, and look for improvement opportunities
    • Update KRONOS system daily
    • Coordinate and participate in finished product inventories
    • Develop and maintain software systems expertise to represent, communicate, and resolve issues and provide opportunities to improve systems and efficiencies in warehouse operations


Education & Experience:  
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 3+ years of strong management experience in warehousing or distribution environment
  • Must be willing to work off-shift (12am – 8am)

  • Experience with inventory computer systems, SAP, Warehouse Management Systems
  • Manufacturing experience

To our veterans and separated service members—you’re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you’ll consider sharing in our mission—you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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