Exide Technologies

  • Shipping Supervisor

    Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The position is responsible for ensuring 100% on-time warehouse and distribution center deliveries through accurate and timely shipment of outbound finished product while complying with all company policies, state and federal transportation and environmental regulations.


    • Ensure that all warehouse and distribution center outbound shipments are on schedule so deliveries meet customer expectations and comply with DOT and EPA requirements; to include handling of hazardous waste.
    • Maintain continuous communications with plant Operations management, corporate transportation, and freight company personnel so that orders are shipped as scheduled.
    • Provide timely and accurate solutions to Operations management to overcome challenges that would prevent the Company from shipping an order as planned.
    • Ensure that all shipping documentation and reporting are accurate, completed on-time and stored to ensure timely retrieval by company officials.
    • Keep abreast of relevant governmental regulations (DOT, EPA, OSHA, etc.) to avoid any delays in deliveries due to any non-compliance.
    • Coach and develop all Shipping Department personnel to achieve highest level of performance to ensure continuous improvement in individual and team performances.
    • Conduct weekly Environmental, Health and Safety audits of the Shipping Department to ensure safe and healthy working conditions to prevent work injuries and/or illnesses.
    • Manage time, tasks, and assignments of subordinates to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency.
    • Manage aged inventory to ensure FIFO, that boosting requirements are met and avoid scrapping of overage material.
    • Evaluate associate performances and implement appropriate rewards and/or corrective actions where needed.
    • Adapt effectively to changing priorities and demands of schedules.
    • Experience with working in a Union environment a plus.


    Must have at least 5 years prior supervisory experience in a industrial environment of which 3 years should be in Shipping/Receiving, Materials, and/or DC Operations. Must be proficient in Excel and Microsoft Word. JD Edwards experience is a plus.


    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, procedure manuals, and purchase orders. Effectively communicate in writing and verbally with all team members, plant leaders, customers and corporate leaders.


    Ability to perform basic mathematical functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division perform basic statistical functions such as percentages, averages, and standard deviations.


    Ability to identify operational problems, evaluate various alternatives, and implement appropriate solutions. Must have good organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schematic form.


    Hazmat certification.


    While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to stand, walk, extend arms for reaching and use hands to perform tasks. Individual is frequently required to sit, stand, walk through congested warehouse areas with moving material handling equipments; climb stairs, stoop, bend, kneel or crouch and regularly pick up and carry a minimum of 40lbs. Must be able to wear a appropriate respiratory protection as needed. Must be able to pass an annual respirator fit test. Must be able to work extended shift hours and weekends as needed.


    Combination of office and warehouse environments with frequent trips to the outdoor shipping docks and truck traffic. Requires frequent climbing of one flight of stairs and occasional exposure to pathway hazards. Physical hazards include moving vehicles, wet walking surfaces, and stair climbing.
    Ambient temperature in warehouse area ranges from an extreme of over 100 degrees outdoors and around 90 in warehouse in summer to below freezing outdoors in the winter and 60 degrees inside in winter. Office is temperature controlled.
    Continuous exposure to various amounts of sulfuric acid fumes and exposure to airborne lead and cadmium particles at levels that may require the use of respiratory protection equipment and biological monitoring as prescribed by the OSHA Lead and Cadmium Standards. Must be able to successfully pass respirator fit test and pass physical exam by company doctor including blood, urine and respiratory function testing and analysis.
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EEO Statement

    Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    About Exide

    Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 129 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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