Women in the Warehouse: Stefenni Blount
Each quarter, GSF features a woman leader within the GSF family of companies, sharing her journey, insights and what it takes to succeed in this industry.
Stefenni Blount currently serves as field service representative for the Las Vegas and Phoenix locations of Quality Custom Distribution (QCD). Based at the QCD Las Vegas distribution center, she started with the company as an operations clerk five years ago. Stefenni credits her hands-on experience in warehouse operations, receiving, and customer service for her successful career transition onto QCD’s Field Service Management team. Formed in late 2021, this team includes regional representatives focused on heightening customer support at the store level by liaising between customer service, distribution centers, the company’s operations hub, purchasing, finance, IT, and QCD leadership.
Both of Stefenni’s QCD roles have provided opportunities for active engagement with the team on the warehouse floor, from auditing customer orders for 100 percent accuracy to picking will-call orders for Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) stores in QCD’s growing Las Vegas market. A true team player, she also helps warehouse selectors ensure order fulfilment and supports receivers with checking in delivery loads and drivers.
“What I enjoy most about my job, aside from the people, is the hustle and bustle of the operation and making sure everything goes according to plan,” said Stefenni. “QCD has supported my career by allowing me to grow at my own pace and learn the tools necessary to succeed in my current and future roles.”
Before relocating to Nevada to join QCD, Stefenni worked in a California distribution center for a well-known, major brand that manufactures and distributes household items like food storage containers, waste bins, laundry baskets, and more. Leaving her family and friends behind in her home state, Stefenni moved alone and met “amazing people” and “life-long friends” within the QCD Las Vegas team. In her colleagues and work environment, she values “the way we can be ourselves, have fun all day, and still get the job done at 100 percent.”
When asked about why more women should consider taking jobs in the foodservice logistics industry, Stefenni explained, “Because it’s empowering!” She also shared this advice for other women who have interest in starting a career in warehouse and distribution: “Don’t be scared. Try your best.”