First Supply

  • Warehouse Supervisor

    Location US-MN-South St. Paul
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/21/2018 1:03 PM)
    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 700 employees in 28 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $60 million in inventory and over $275 million in annual sales. 


    First Supply also owns and operates 18 Kitchen & Bath Stores in 5 midwestern states under the Gerhard's Kitchen & Bath and Kohler Signature Store brands. Gerhard's is the largest, most versatile kitchen & bath store in the upper Midwest. We offer a huge variety of kitchen and bath choices from contemporary to traditional styles, along with service you won't find anywhere else. The Kohler Signature Stores are a kitchen and bath showroom that provides a distinguished Kohler experience where designers and homeowners can get hands on with hundreds of products, exclusively from the Kohler brands!


    Responsible for directing the warehouse staff to provide the highest levels of accuracy and efficiency. Monitor performance and improve personnel, systems and procedures.


    • Supervise all order fillers
    • Fill orders in a timely and accurate manner
    • Ship and acknowledge all orders in a timely and accurate manner
    • Ensure that orders are checked for content and labeling and note any discrepancies
    • Oversee ship verification process to assure that product is accurately placed in the loading position
    • Ensure that all picks are completed, labeled and loaded accurately
    • Monitor staff productivity to include scheduling of employees for all shifts
    • Ensure 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 to Warehouse Manager
    • Assist the Warehouse Manager in the annual review process for assigned staff timely
    • Monitor attendance of staff and address issues of concern appropriately and per company policy
    • Assist the Warehouse Manager in the hiring, disciplinary and releasing of assigned staff
    • Communicate issues to other shift supervisors when pertinent to efficiencies of operations
    • Monitor safe and accurate loading or unloading of trucks
    • Assist in the training of staff on any appropriate equipment used
    • Ensure that the work area is clean and safe
    • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant and/or Warehouse Manager


    • Ability to problem solve
    • Good interpersonal, leadership and motivational skills
    • Computer skills and knowledge and the ability to learn First Supply LLC’s business system
    • Ability to handle a number of tasks at one time
    • 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 map
    • Forklift experience (preferred)
    • 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
    • Attendance on a regular and consistent basis

    First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  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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