Shipping Manager

Chicago, IL

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Direct supervision of dock and office personnel
  • Ensure safe working conditions
  • Determining freight classifications
  • Providing Rate Quotes for pre-paid shipments
  • Continuous improvement initiatives of all shipping systems
  • Work closely w/ other depts in order to process/ship orders on time
  • Coaching and review of dept personnel
  • Proactively monitoring all custom jobs and evaluating shipping arrangements
  • Identify/implement lean metrics to improve overall efficiencies
  • Invoice Auditing
  • Processing shipping documents including UPS/Fed Ex labels, bills of lading, packlists, etc.
  • Utilizing customer web tools to submit p/up requests
  • Incorporate weekly Tool Time Talks w/ department staff

Candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • 3-5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Good Problem-Solving Skills
  • Good math skills
  • Experience w/carrier websites
  • Working knowledge of Lean manufacturing practices
  • UPS Worldship and Fed Ex Manager software

Candidates with the following characteristics are a plus:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • College degree
  • Visual Mfg Software
  • Forklift and handjack experience

Interested candidates please send your resume to contact Michael Schipp at

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