Shipping supervisors work in warehouse environments overseeing large amounts of inventory. They supervise other warehouse employees and drivers to ensure that products are prepared for shipment, sent out, and received by clients on time and in compliance with company policy. An important part of this job involves meeting a company's production goals and finding ways to increase productivity. Shipping supervisors are often the liaison between the workers/drivers and upper management, and they are responsible for reporting damages to goods and discrepancies in inventory to the proper department.
Shipping Supervisor Tasks
Communicate and foster positive relationships with major freight carriers.
Monitor the loading and unloading of all deliverables and oversee the appropriate packaging for products.
Direct and coordinate employees to ensure that orders are filled, complete, and ready to be shipped out.
Learn, follow, and exemplify safety policies.