Shipping Team Lead

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  • Post Date: September 10, 2017
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People Store Staffing SolutionsPembroke, ON
Job Title: Shipping Team Lead

Location: Pembroke, ON


Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Shipping Team Lead will be responsible for overseeing a wide variety of warehouse activities including shipping and receiving materials and/or finished goods and maintaining inventory and associated records.

People management responsibilities include hiring and training, planning and assigning daily work, conducting evaluations, addressing performance issues and resolving problems.


Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in verifying and keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments, and preparing items for shipment

Reviews shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders and other records to determine shipping priorities, work assignments and shipping methods required to meet shipping/receiving schedules.

Utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, rates and pre negotiated agreements/contracts with preferred transportation suppliers

Oversees incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments

Determines space requirements/load plans for various commodities sizes and trailer/equipment types

Research to resolve ERP Issues as it pertains to processing of orders and inventory system issues

Respond to and resolve Canada/US Brokerage clearance issues, requests and maintain a working relationship with our preferred brokerage supplier(s)Ensure standard document reporting requirements such as inbound inventory audits and daily dock reports are produced and distributed in a timely manner

Provide direct support and primary contact services to both the internal sales, quality departments and select external customer queries or requests

Coordinate and manage working relationships with asset based transportation supplier, 3rd Party Logistics companies/brokerage and transload/warehouse service companies

Determines routing and legal load limits of trucks, according to established schedules and weight limitsInspects loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specifications, and seals loaded boxcars and truck doorsInspects material handling equipment for defects and notifies maintenance personnel or contacts outside service facility for repair

Maintains daily forklift checklists an maintenance reports

Directs movement of shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage and work areas

Compiles records of unfilled orders

Posts weight and updates/maintains transportation supplier rate database. Provides ad hoc rate inquiries to the sales team for prospective customers in various locations throughout North AmericaPrepares Bills of Lading, Customs Invoice, Packing slip and any other required clearance or compliance documents for outbound orders

Support Non Revenue related inbound or outbound shipments by assisting in the coordination of logistics, transportation, customs clearance and onsite/off site storage of material

Oversee receiving of various oversized material ensuring direct communication with both the Purchasing department and intended recipient of the product/equipment

Assists workers in shipping and receiving activities as required

Develops and maintains departmental work instructions for all tasks.

Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet warehouse demands as dictated by production schedules and work flowInterprets company policies to workers and enforcing safety regulations.

Recommends measures to improve warehouse operations, quality of service, and increases efficiency of department and work crew and equipment performance.

Receives training to keep current with shipping and warehouse improvements via seminars and external training, etc.

Performs other duties as assigned Other

Maintains respectful communication with co-workers and supervisory staffFamiliar with the Company’s policies/processes and understands the impact of this position on the competitiveness and performance of the companyComplies with and follows Health & Safety policies and programs



Minimum Post-secondary education in business or equivalent of education and experience

Experience: Minimum 2 to 4 years of direct work experience in a shipping/warehouse supervisory function preferably in a manufacturing environment

Forklift experience; valid certification is an assetHeavy Haul Trucking, Ocean, Intermodal & Rail shipping experience considered an asset


Supervision Minimum 3 years of experience supervising staff of 6 or more employees

Communication Good interpersonal and reasoning skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills for both internal and external customers

Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and external customers

Negotiation Experience in managing third-party logistics providersComputer Proficiency Strong knowledge of ERP systems (i.e. Maximo), as well as Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Leadership & Team WorkTeam leadership and teambuilding abilitiesExcellent conflict resolution skills, diplomacy, and tact

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • strong knowledge of ERP systems (i.e. Maximo), as well as Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint: 3 years
  • shipping/warehouse supervisory function preferably in a manufacturing environment: 4 years
  • supervising staff of 6 or more employees: 3 years

Required license or certification:

  • Forklift

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