Warehouse Manager (Hilo)

Nov 13 2021
Job Description

At HFA, our company culture is built on a foundation of respect, diversity, commitment and partnership. We are a locally owned food distributor, in business nearly 20 years that specializes in highly perishable foods sourced locally and from the West Coast United States.  HFA services clubs, grocers, retailers and convenience stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands. We offer free healthcare for our Team Members (and partial subsidy for family members).

We are looking for a Warehouse Manager that can ensure the safety of their staff. Someone who can motivate, develop, and encourage accountability for their team. This position will oversee receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations. The Warehouse Manager will oversee, train, evaluate, and reward staff. In addition, the Warehouse Manager will follow and instill operational policies and procedures to staff.


  • Oversees the daily workflow of the warehouse; schedules and organizes staff to ensure proper staffing of all shifts
  • Planning, assigning and directing work
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy
  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees


  • Ensures efficient warehouse operations through collaboration and coordination with other departments
  • Completes all required management reports
  • Executes maintenance activities when needed
  • Researches, identifies, and presents new ideas to improve warehouse operations
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled and impromptu meetings
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and company safety policies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Thorough understanding of warehouse policies and procedures
  • Good communication skills required
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Team player
  • Forklift certified is a plus
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to traverse and access all areas of the warehouse


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree preferred
  • Two years of distribution or warehouse experience, preferably in the foodservice industry
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) experience highly preferred
  • Must have ability to calmly and effectively handle employee disputes, operational concerns, and order/delivery discrepancies
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred 


  • Competitive Pay
  • Free Healthcare
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid every Friday
  • Paid Time Off
  • On the Job Training
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Weekly Food Giveaway
  • Employee Discounts (e.g. Gym membership, Cellular service, Legal Assistance plan) 

In case you were wondering, here’s a little bit about HFA:   We provide the staples (e.g., baked goods, fresh milk & eggs) and a variety of quality products to our customers throughout Hawaii - the leading clubs, grocers and retailers.  Come join our company and keep Hawaii fed.

HFA has a dedicated Health Team and is committed to a safe and healthy work environment. We continuously monitor the evolving and dynamic threat posed by COVID and its variants and make policy and operational adjustments accordingly in an effort to protect your health and wellbeing.