Shipping & Warehouse Supervisor

Job Expectations


Shipping & Warehouse Supervisor


Reports to

Director Of Operations

Date last revised:
September, 2006


Material Handlers

Key outcomes expected



Meet the established and promised delivery schedules for finished products and pick up of materials:

  • Schedule and arrange all shipments with trucking companies or with the company’s delivery equipment.
  • Manage all FedEx, UPS, and other shipments.
  • Ensure all regulations are met and procedures followed for shipping materials.
  • Negotiate contracts with outside carriers.
  • Generate all bills of lading and packing slips.

Present a positive and professional image of the  company to all clients, vendors, suppliers, and others coming into contact with the company.

Organize and manage warehouse including up to date inventory.

Critical skills, knowledge, and behaviors


Thorough knowledge of shipping and receiving in a production environment, including any pertinent federal and local regulations.
Able to read, interpret and use visual instructions in order to perform required work.
Able to think logically and analytically.  Can troubleshoot and solve problems.
Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes.
Takes initiative and needs little supervision.
Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up.
Performs responsibilities efficiently and timely.
Demonstrates orientation towards quality and customer service.
Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team.
Proficient in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet usage.

Experience, education, degrees, licenses

High School diploma.  Prefer some post-secondary experience.
2-3 years experience in shipping and receiving.

Physical demands

Physical movements include bending, stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Work environment

Work is performed in a production shop environment.  Heat and cold variances. 


Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 (updated 05/31/2014)