Position Summary:
The Shipping Supervisor oversees warehousing, inventory, and distribution functions to ensure service levels meet or exceed customer expectations at optimal costs. Successful performance of this role requires the fulfillment of each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be provided for individuals with disabilities.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment by strictly adhering to client’s safety policies and procedures, emphasizing continuous improvement in safety and housekeeping.
  • Develop, maintain, and enforce Shipping and Receiving policies and procedures.
  • Resolve transportation, logistics, and customer-related issues.
  • Negotiate transportation rates and services.
  • Optimize warehouse layout design for efficient storage and safety.
  • Coordinate with Sales to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Manage all shipping personnel and dedicated truck drivers, if applicable.
  • Oversee maintenance of the leased forklift fleet.
  • Maintain departmental metrics, reports, and process documentation.
  • Assist in monthly physical inventory of finished products and raw materials.
  • Collaborate with Account Executives and managers to enhance Customer Satisfaction, Quality, and Efficiency.
  • Prepare various reports and records.
  • Schedule and assign shipments of finished goods in an economical manner while meeting plant and customer requirements.
  • Foster professional relationships with carrier personnel.
  • Ensure overall housekeeping and finished goods inventory security.
  • Develop, discipline, and ensure safety of shipping and traffic employees.
  • Supervise shipping/receiving department operations, personnel, and schedules.
  • Responsible for inventory rotation and tracking.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related field from a 4-year college; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing/warehouse environment, preferably in logistics.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with Peoplesoft software desired.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking, comprehension).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of materials and inventory control practices.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Manufacturing/warehouse environment with extreme temperatures, humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes, and chemicals.
  • Personal protective equipment required, including safety shoes, hearing protection, bump caps, and safety glasses.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand/walk for up to 8 hours.
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, gripping, reaching, squatting, and bending.
  • Continuous safe climbing and descending of stairs (applies to sites with stairs).


  • Job duties may vary slightly across divisions and locations.
  • This job description does not encompass all activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.


  • Must rotate shifts every 30 days: 30-days on 1st shift, 30-days on 3rd shift, then 30-days on 2nd shift.
  • Mandatory overtime including weekends.


  • Starting pay at $50,000 annually. Based on experience.
  • Benefits eligible, first day of month following 30 days of employment.

Total Compensation:
Client offers competitive compensation, vacation/holiday packages, and a comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D/LTD insurance, 401k, and Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts.