Warehouse Supervisor

3 months ago(9/28/2017 6:13 PM)
Functional Group
Saturday through Wednesday 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 165+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Under the direction of the Department Managerr, the Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising all warehouse activities of an assigned work team on a shift basis by directing assigned Associates in the receiving, warehousing, and shipping of customer product in a manner consistent with service and cost objectives.


Essential Functions:


  • Ensures shift shipping, receiving, storage and distribution activities are performed in an efficient manner
  • Ensures a safe and clean work environment  (OSHA compliance)
  • Takes precautions to protect warehouse contents against loss
  • Identifies areas for improvement (Communicates adequacy of inventory levels, reports product delays or losses)
  • Reviews shift documents and reports (inbound and outbound orders)
  • Direct storage and distribution activities for the shift
  • Supervise, train and develop warehouse product handlers (selectors, checkers, forklift operators)
  • Other duties as requested





Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to perform the same work duties as those supervised or performs more difficult or skilled tasks or assist in their performance
  • Ability to supervise employees
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate, reason, negotiate, instruct, or persuade others
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and judgment in communicating with staff
  • Must have strong relationship building skills, be able to provide and model leadership behaviors including the ability to defuse conflict
  • Relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions
  • Ability to perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others
  • Willingness to develop a mentoring relationship in order to contribute experience, skills, and wisdom to subordinate employees for their development
  • Receptive to management development suggestions and willing to seek additional knowledge to facilitate job growth
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must have very strong customer service orientation with high sense of urgency in meeting objectives and deadlines
  • May require experience working in a union environment


Tools and Technology Required:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Calculators
  • Desktop computers
  • Photocopiers


Educational Requirements:

  • Maintain forklift certification
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree Preferred
  • 3+ years supervisory or warehouse experience


Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW


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