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Supervisor Shipping

Company: GAF
Location: Michigan City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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Job Description:

Shipping Supervisor is directly responsible for supervising the shipping/warehouse operation, and personnel. The incumbent will be responsible for achieving excellence in executing and controlling assigned shipping/warehousing operations. Ensure the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are being adhered to in the handling and storage of all materials; i.e. finished goods, raw materials and equipment. Provide the required training and certifications to the lift truck operators. The Shipping Supervisor is also responsible for the general housekeeping of the warehouse, assigning tasks as needed to maintain a safe, neat, and orderly environment.

The scope of this position includes direct supervision of the shipping personnel and management of safety, daily operations, equipment maintenance, scheduling, daily inventory space, quality standards, and miscellaneous supply items for operating efficiently. This position will have overall responsibility for the shipping/warehouse supervision function.



---Plan and direct daily and weekly activities of the shipping/warehouse function (including receiving) to meet or exceed safety goals, service metrics, shipping/warehouse and receiving department budget compliance, transportation lane compliance and service reliability targets.


---Oversee inbound and outbound shipping activities; monitor performance of operators against standard operating procedures, identify areas for improvement and implement resolution. ---Oversee the daily operation of FDL location(s) including incoming and outgoing shipments, order processing, physical inventory and invoice processing. ---Manage all aspects of rail shipping, including coordinating the partner activity with third party transloaders and related carriers ---Handle all customer service compliance in regard to shipment, damage, and error.


---Manage labor; schedule shipping and receiving personnel work hours to minimize operating costs while meeting the needs of the customers and carriers. ---Make labor assignments fairly and without prejudice to effectively handle volumes and meet the handling metrics within the rules of the collective bargaining agreement. ---Ensure accurate usage of the WMS system in shipping, receiving, and all product movement.


---Manage inventory; oversee the day to day warehouse operation and inventory control to ensure there is sufficient daily production space, product is accurately counted, proper stored, properly rotated (FIFO), cycle counts are complete and accurate. ---Evaluate and resolve root causes for inventory discrepancies.


---Provide proper training to shipping employees in the area of safety, standards operating procedures, and quality standards. ---Create a safe work environment by developing safe work practices and enforcing compliance with company/site safety policies, OSHA or other regulatory agencies. ---Ensure good housekeeping and provides excellent leadership in the safety area.


---Generate reports or other written correspondence needed to insure proper administration of the department. ---Ensure that the following records are properly maintained, accurately summarized, and forwarded to the appropriate parties in a timely manner.


---Ensure all pre and post-shift equipment inspections are conducted. ---Identify and schedule equipment maintenance needs when required. ---Monitor forklift usage and recommend adjustments to maximize utilization. ---Investigate unreported damage.


---Perform other duties as assigned


Level Based Competencies are to be designated based on job level and content.

---Facilitating Change

---Building Strategic Working Relationships

---Business Acumen

---Developing Others

---Stress Tolerance

---Decision Making

---Managing Conflict


Technical knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced)

---Familiar with standard Manufacturing concepts, practices & procedures

---Computer skills must exceed basic knowledge to include Microsoft Office and Inventory software

---Experience with truck and rail carriers - systems, costs, infrastructure General knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced)

---Advanced Planning and organizational skills including ability to manage multiple priorities

---Efficient time management skills

---Skilled in problem identification/resolution

---Union free work experience, if applicable

---Advanced communications skills: written, verbal and listening

---Proven leadership abilities and direct the work of others

---Coaching skills to include: demonstrating procedures, leading by examples and persuading others

Physical Requirements

---Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

---Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs.

---Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

---Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

---Must be able to drive a forklift which requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as the ability to use your arms and legs to work the controls, brakes and steering wheel.

---Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

---Occasionally operate business machines.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 3 yrs of experience in a supervisory role, with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a high volume truck load/distribution environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors preferred not required

APICS certification [CPIM, CSCP or CLTD] preferred


No. of direct reports: 15 - 20

No. of indirect reports: N/A

Budget Responsibility: N/A

Travel Requirements: Limited

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

Keywords: GAF, Gary , Supervisor Shipping, Professions , Michigan City, Indiana

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