Operations Supervisor (Warehouse)

Position Summary

The Operations Supervisor will be facilitating the operations in the Warehouse, Shipping, or Packaging functions at Johnny's Selected Seeds. This may include the supervision of functions including, but not limited to, packaging, stocking, gathering, shipping, and receiving. This individual will be provided with tasks and opportunities for improvement associated with changing business needs. This position is in our Fulfillment Center located in Winslow, ME.


  • Creates and maintains a clean, safe working environment for all employees.
  • Supports Johnny's Selected Seeds commitment to customer service in the performance of all job duties. Provides leadership and displays an enthusiastic commitment to behaviors and values consistent with Johnny's Mission and Values.
  • Able to work in a constantly changing environment.
  • Supervises day-to-day operations for the assigned area, partnering as necessary with other departments. Engages team members, prioritizes, assigns, and reviews work to maintain departmental efficiency and meet productivity, volume, and quality goals.
  • Creates and maintains a clean, safe working environment for all employees.
  • Ensures both consistency of, and compliance with, company and departmental policies, procedures, and performance standards. Implement operational plans to achieve designated objectives, established performance goals, and quality standards.
  • Identifies, reports, and communicates to the department manager trends and/or irregularities. Takes a proactive approach to analyzing deficiencies and developing plans to correct. Recommends and implements solutions by involving staff in problem-solving to obtain the best results.
  • Works cooperatively, utilizing a team supervisor approach to achieve performance goals.
  • Conduct meetings with staff to review department changes and statistics. Communicates any concerns/issues to the group. Ensures that employee questions or problems encountered are resolved in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinates all follow-through with appropriate departments as necessary.
  • Performs regular feedback sessions with Operations Associates to discuss performance, including both constructive and appreciative feedback. Develops goals and objectives with individuals and provides appropriate follow-up. Completes and administers meaningful performance appraisals in a timely manner. Partners with management and Human Resources to initiative performance improvement plans as applicable.
  • Participates in the development of short and long-term goals for the department, including budget, staffing, and systems requirements. Assists with special projects involving continuous improvement both inside and outside area(s) of direct responsibility.
  • Completes administrative tasks and reporting functions on a timely basis.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required

Qualifications & Skills

  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of shipping, production, or warehouse operations and possess strong problem solving and investigation skills.
  • Able to perform simple mathematical functions.
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and have exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must be a leader, be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others, have good delegation skills, and be committed to workforce development.
  • Computer literacy a must, including Word, Excel, and database proficiency

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand/walk for up to 8+ hours per day.
  • Ability to read, count, and write to accurately complete all documentation.
  • Ability to bend, pull, and lift up to 70 lbs with assistance.
  • Ability to freely access all areas and locations of the business.
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for 30% or more of the time.

JOHNNY’S SELECTED SEEDS was established in 1973 by our Founder, Rob Johnston, Jr. Today we are 100% Employee Owned. Johnny’s mission is Helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.

Johnny’s is renowned for our exceptional customer service offering seeds, tools, supplies and information to direct-market growers and avid home gardeners. We source, breed, trial, and sell outstanding selected varieties of vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and farm seed, as well as thoughtfully designed tools and equipment. We take pride in the wealth of information and depth of experience we offer our customer base, nationwide and globally.

We are a strong, stable company focused on growth while still maintaining our small company feel and staying true to our roots. Beautiful Central Maine, where our research farm, warehouse, and offices are located, is the perfect launching point for an active, four-season lifestyle. Geographically situated halfway between Maine’s mountains and its 4500-mile-long coastline, we’re a short drive away from resorts, parks, and harbors renowned for a rich diversity of recreational and cultural opportunities.

If you are passionate about good, healthy food and would choose to work for a company with fellow co-owners who are passionate about our mission and values, Johnny’s may be the place for you!

Johnny’s Selected Seeds is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.


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Our mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.

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