First Supply

  • Shipping Supervisor

    Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 11:24 AM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    # Positions
    Warehouse (Shipping & Receiving)
  • Overview

    First Supply® is a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing industrial customers and building contractors with an extensive line of products and services. First Supply features manufacturer product lines in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.


    • Supervise all shipping and order filling staff
    • Route sales orders to accommodate efficiency and customer requests
    • Assure that orders are loaded and secured for efficient, timely delivery processes
    • Assure that orders are checked for content and labeling (and note any discrepancies)
    • Oversee ship verification process to assure that product on the dock is confirmed
    • Assure that all picks are completed, labeled and loaded accurately
    • Assure that systems and procedures are implemented and communicated to staff in a timely manner and are followed consistently
    • Provide performance plans and feedback for assigned staff
    • Assist Warehouse Manager with or provide annual reviews for assigned staff in a timely manner
    • Monitor attendance or staff and prepare appropriate written documentation when required
    • Assist or provide appropriate development and training for staff as required
    • Assist in the staff hiring, disciplinary and release processes
    • Pro-actively participate in scheduling of staff to accommodate business needs
    • Communicate issues to other staff supervisors when pertinent to efficiencies in operations
    • Monitor safe work habits of all staff and assure that staff are trained appropriately on all equipment to assure that all OSHA standards are met
    • Complete accident reports the same day of accident and forward to appropriate staff
    • Assure that the work area is clean and safe
    • Other projects/responsibilities as assigned by Warehouse and/or Assistant Warehouse Manager


    • Ability to problem-solve
    • Computer knowledge and skills and the ability to learn First Supply LLC's business system
    • Good interpersonal, leadership and motivational skills
    • Ability to handle a number of tasks at one time
    • Good organizational skills
    • Ability to lead groups of people
    • Attention to detail
    • Good verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Knowledge or experience with plumbing and heating supplies preferred
    • Knowledge of freight companies and prior experience scheduling preferred
    • Ability to read a map
    • Forklift experience preferred
    • Experience on radio frequency units preferred
    • Attendance on a regular and consistent basis
    • Functional capacities evaluation which demonstrates ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position
    • Satisfactory score on the Wonderlic Personnel Test and/or Caliper Assessment
    • Ability to read, speak, understand and write English
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure


    First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. In order to be selected for the position, candidates must submit to a drug test with negative results on employment offer, the ability to be bonded as defined by First Supply LLC's fidelity bond insurance carrier, and have a valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards.


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