Employers that have stockrooms and/or warehouses with goods to store, ship, and inventory are typical employers for shipping and receiving managers. These specialized managers oversee the operations related to the arrival, check-in, and storage of goods for sale or later use by a company. Additionally, they help ensure that when a company ships goods, that these shipments are accurate, on time, and performed efficiently. The shipping and receiving manager typically oversees a staff, as well as develops and/or helps enforce a company's policies for accurate intake of new shipments; this typically involves conducting inspections of arriving goods, noting their quantities, and ensuring they are stored properly.
Shipping and Receiving Manager Tasks
Ensure a safe, hygienic, orderly work environment.
Verify paperwork and ensure appointments and deadlines are met.
Schedule staff and prioritize tasks to manage warehouse and resources.
Handle problems, stoppages, interruptions and other delays.