2nd shift Warehouse Supervisor - Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake, USA
Supply Chain/Logistics Operations
Last application date


Your shoes were likely made in China. Have you ever wondered how they got to your local retailer? Or what’s in that shipping container going down your local highway?

At Maersk Distribution and Warehouse Services, we know. In fact, we facilitate the distribution and movement of freight every single day.
Each of our client’s supply chain is evaluated to optimize efficiency from factory production, all the way to end user delivery. The goal is not only to minimize lead times but also to minimize inventory levels and costs, thus making the client's business more flexible.

Our warehouse network spans from East to West Coasts of the United States and in Canada. Our services include transloading and automated sortation, cross-docking, replenishment, drayage management, and inland transportation.

We are looking for Warehouse Supervisors to join our North America Warehouse and Distribution team.

These positions are based in Chesapeake, VA.

The Warehouse Supervisors position is designed to coordinate the logistics process of freight movement both on a regional and local level. The Warehouse Supervisors will have the accountability for shipping, receiving and storage functions of his/her assigned shift and assure timely and accurate processing of all cargo as well as planning staffing requirements based on weekly production schedules.

We offer

As a company, we promote a culture of honesty and integrity, and value the trust it allows us to build with customers and employees alike. Our focus on our people is what sets us apart and keeps our customers coming back to work with us!
If you are seeking to be a part of a family, this is the place for you!
Performance Team, now part of the Maersk global organization under a combined Warehousing & Distribution division, offers third party logistics services to over 500 customers. Encompassing almost 15 million square feet of warehousing capacity throughout the country and a large transportation segment capturing a variety of services, PT has key supply chain hubs in the Los Angeles and New Jersey/New York areas, and other facilities along the Western & Eastern coasts along with multiple locations in the Midwest. Performance Team has delivered significant sales and profitability growth over the last 8 years and will drive the Inland Logistics and Services business for the combined US business units for Maersk.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Key responsibilities

• Oversee and direct the shift operations to achieve the highest level of safety, productivity, and customer service with a focus constantly on cost and efficient use of labor
• Constant focus on the cost of operational labor and ensure that man hours are held to a minimum
• Ensure safety policies and practices are being adhered to and are fundamental to the Company culture
• Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, analyze production errors and recommend/implement corrective action for assigned shifts
• Provide creative and innovative ideas to improve operational productivity while maintaining a safe work environment
• Participate and/or represent Maersk Warehouse and Distribution within various operations, safety, and labor related meetings
• Ensure that reports, billing and labor payroll are timely and accurate
• Responsible for safe and efficient use of facility equipment
• Effectively communicate with other departments to ensure the efficiency of the shift as a whole
• Communicate with Warehouse Supervisors and/or Operations Manager regarding daily operational issues and events; reporting directly to the Operations Manager
• Meet customer and Company key performance metrics, goals and objectives
• Foster team environment within the facility and demonstrate strong leadership skills
• Manage, evaluate and mentor warehouse colleagues
• Supports the commitment to the Company’s Core Values
• Proficiency in in proprietary systems such as WEBEC/FT, Walmart GLS and Manhattan
• Coordinate with Managers and Human Resources to ensure adherence to Company policies and procedures
• Complete shift documentation as per Leader Standardized Work
• Manage and mentor team leads on Visual Management Boards
• Be able to recognize waste and identify solution and execute solution
• Lead Team in Maersk Daily Improvement (MDI) Huddle
• Participate in the Area MDI Huddle, tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the area and wider business.
• Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments with Customer Service staff to ensure all client requirements are being met
• Design forms, documents to streamline processes and/or automate processes
• Monitor supplies for department
• Ability to lift/handle cartons weighing 50 pounds
• Performs job related duties as specified by management


We are looking for

Education and Experience:
• High school diploma/GED; College degree preferred
• 3+ years' experience supervising/managing a team of 20+ employees
• Must be able to work 4 pm - 12:30 am
Must be able to understand budgets and P&L
• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Must be able to work either a 1st shift and 2nd shift and will include weekends.
• Must have flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends
• At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need
• Must be able to lift up to 50lbs

Soft Skills:
• Strong candidates are assertive, adaptable and resilient
• Must be a self-starter; resourceful; solution-oriented
• Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Team player attitude

Preferred Qualifications: (Nice to have)
• 1+ year warehouse experience
• 1+ year 3PL (Third party logistics) experience
• Warehouse management systems or WMS
You must be authorized to work for any employer in the US.

Local candidates only; no relocation assistance is provided.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion and religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, military and veteran status, citizenship status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

Pay Transparency Non-discrimination Notice: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/PayTransparencyNotice_JRFQA508c.pdf

The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent might differ from those outlined here and additional duties may be assigned at the manager’s discretion. The position description details as outlined below are also subject to change and may be reassigned at any time.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In the warehouse setting, employee may be walking, standing and/or loading goods for long periods of time. The ability to bend/stoop, reach above shoulder level, walk; stand; carry of light to heavy goods weighing up to 50 pounds is required. Should be able to hear & speak clearly using phone / headset to communicate with customers; be able to navigate, view & enter information on the computer. At times may be required significantly extended shift hours based on business need.

Additional info

Ref. MA-309543
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A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information: https://www.maersk.com All the way.