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Warehouse Supervisor (9:30am-6:30pm)


JANESVILLE, WI, US, 53546-8729

Date:  Oct 8, 2021

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Imperial Supplies, a Grainger company, is a national distributor of quality maintenance products. Serving the fleet maintenance industry since 1958, Imperial has formed lasting relationships with customers by tailoring our services to meet their changing needs


In this full time Warehouse Supervisor role, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of assigned department, to include maintaining required operational metrics of the area.  Acts as a working supervisor of 15-25 distribution associates and assists the DC Manager and DC Supervisor in the hiring, training, coaching, and employee discipline processes with a focus on development and retention.  The Warehouse Supervisor interfaces cross-functionally and collaborates with Purchasing, Customer Service, Human Resources and Quality Control team members. 


Specifically you will:

  • Supervise assigned areas on designated shift including: directing, coaching and motivating associates and making cost control decisions to ensure daily orders are processed safely and within the service criteria established.
  • Communicate effectively and timely with associates and create an open communication style that fosters a collaborative work environment.
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and developing department associates to provide necessary short-term coverage, planning for their department(s) as well as long term proposals for future staffing.  Provide staffing analytics to support recommendations with guidance from Corporate Human Resource partners and DC Manager.
  • Report and process company records including labor, payroll and inventory records.
  • Complete daily reporting for assigned departments, make necessary corrections prior to daily transmission, and communicate to Customer Service and/or Sales when orders are not shipped.
  • Oversee company asset control, including inventory accuracy.  Maintain all packaging and shipping supply inventories within assigned department, working with Purchasing to control safety stocks and reorder points.
  • Direct put-away functions involved in the transfer of stock (Redistribution and Restocking) to the various regional distribution centers.  Meet all established Restock service requirements.  Notify the Corporate Inventory Control Administrator or Purchasing when re-stock order is completed and if any inventory variances are found.
  • Recommend capital investments involving warehouse space requirements, industrial lift equipment and material handling needs for respective operational areas. Ensure all distribution equipment is operating safely and maintain expertise in operation of all material handling equipment available within the DC.
  • Enforce OSHA standards and Grainger/Imperial safety policies; address/correct unsafe conditions immediately. Maintain upkeep and appearance of the Distribution Center and ensure safety standards are upheld and documented.
  • Updates the Distribution Center Manager and consults as needed, on all phases of work and on any unusual or specific operational or personnel issues.


Your background should include: 

  • High School diploma/GED equivalent and 1-3 years of manufacturing, warehousing, or distribution leadership experience
  • High degree of accuracy.  Ability to complete assigned responsibilities independently.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to learn and operate computer systems software, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.  Problem solving ability.  Demonstrated ability to supervise and work with others effectively.
  • Requires majority of time standing and walking. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and operate heavy industrial equipment


Imperial is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.