Shipping Team Lead

Our client is seeking a Shipping Team Lead with proven experience to oversee plant warehouse activities. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Shipping Team Lead is accountable for the daily accuracy, efficiency, and timely operations of the Shipping Department, including shipping and receiving materials and finished goods, maintaining inventory and supervising warehouse employees. The ideal candidate will be a natural leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment and knows how to train and coach employees for best results.

Major Responsibilities
Reports to: Procurement Manager

Supervises and coordinates activities of warehouse workers

Prepares and reviews shipping notices, bills of lading, customs invoices, orders, packing slips, and other records/documents to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet schedules

Determines space requirements/load plans for various commodities and trailers/equipment

Responds to and resolves Canada/US Brokerage clearance issues

Inspects loading operations and material handling equipment to ensure compliance with shipping specifications and safety requirements

Essential Skills and Competencies

Minimum post-secondary education in business or equivalent of education and experience

A minimum of 4 years of direct supervisory experience in a warehouse operation; preferably in a manufacturing environment

Forklift experience; valid certification

Heavy Haul Trucking, Ocean, Intermodal and Rail shipping experience considered an asset

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on operations and business processes

Proven team leader, strong coaching, training, and team building abilities

Demonstrated ability to take a collaborative approach in building and maintaining good working relationships at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders

Strong knowledge of ERP systems (i.e. Maximo), as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their résumé confidentially to:

Brenda Palmer

Palmer & Associates
Venture Business Centre
556 O'Connor Drive
Kingston, ON K7P 1N3