Shipping Supervisor

Location: Vancouver, WA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Shift: Monday-Friday:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm (hours will vary as needed)

Position Purpose:  Responsible for supervising the personnel and activities associated with the Vancouver Shipping Department. 

Major Duties:  

  1. Responsible for the supervision and development of shipping personnel at the Vancouver facility including hiring, training, counseling, disciplining, and conducting team meetings. Also responsible for motivating and leading employees in meeting the goals of Farwest in terms of safety, customer service, timely driver dispatch, and maximizing synergies between divisions.
  2. Identify areas of concern in terms of manpower and make recommendations as to the proper staffing in order to maximize efficiencies and meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
  3. Responsible for the ongoing evaluation of all Shipping Department work flow processes and ensures the implementation of best practices.
  4. Ensures proper cost control and cost reduction measures and manages the ongoing implementation of continuous improvement process.
  5. Managing all daily activities associated with the shipment of products to and from the Vancouver facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory or management experience required.
  • Must have an eye for detail and must be able to multi-task.
  • Lean manufacturing and previous Oracle experience are a plus.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English, as well as follow  and be able to deliver written and verbal instruction.
  • Proven ability to provide exceptional customer service
  • Must be proficient with personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, and other related software.

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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