Shipping and Receiving Supervisor

Shipping and Receiving Supervisor I supervises workers who confirm and record the receipt of shipments, prepare items for shipping, and load and unload trucks. Also responsible for managing the inter-departmental transport of materials. Shipping and Receiving Supervisor I, a level I supervisor is considered a working supervisor with little authority for personnel actions. May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty. Additionally, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor I typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Working team member that may validate or coordinate the work of others on a support team. Suggests improvements to process, is a knowledge resource for other team members. Has no authority for staff actions. Thorough knowledge of the team processes. Generally has a minimum of 2 years experience as an individual contributor.

Shipping and Receiving Supervisor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Supervisor to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that drivers depart with appropriate shipping paperwork;
  • Using a warehouse management system prepare accurate bills of lading for outbound freight;
  • Schedule or monitor air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of products;
  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials;
  • Coordinate with carriers and freight forwarders to schedule pick-up of goods;
  • Processes necessary invoices to appropriate office for payment;
  • Assist and evaluate needs with shipping points, services, weights and freight permits, and other information needed;
  • Identify errors on packing lists and invoices and correct them;
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements;
  • Monitor shipping orders and shipping quantities match picking documents through careful audit of said documents;
  • Ensure team is assembling packaging materials and package merchandise per instructions, in preparation for shipment;
  • Issue shipping instructions and provide routing information to ensure that delivery times and locations are coordinated;
  • Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel;
  • Arranges for movement of freight to consignee/agent and updates the system with information;
  • Assist in resolving any discrepancies.

Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience in supervision/management;
  • Achieve positive results, balancing quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale;
  • Quality Management experience;
  • Required Degree: AA Degree in Logistics or Management or related field;
  • Take corrective action of employees including counseling, monitoring and disciplining if needed;
  • Ensure that drivers depart with appropriate shipping paperwork;
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds;
  • Assist and evaluate needs with shipping points, services, weights and freight permits, and other information needed;
  • Processes necessary invoices to appropriate office for payment;
  • Coordinate with carriers and freight forwarders to schedule pick-up of goods;
  • Identify errors on packing lists and invoices and correct them;
  • Monitor shipping orders and shipping quantities match picking documents through careful audit of said documents;
  • Assist in resolving any discrepancies;
  • Arranges for movement of freight to consignee/agent and updates the system with information;
  • Forklift License.