Shipping Manager – Hialeah, FL

Shipping Manager – strategic and data driven!

Are you both a roll up your sleeves person as well as a strategic thinker?  If you answered yes, we would like to speak with you!   We are one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of commercial refrigeration equipment and seeking a Shipping Manager to join our team.  The Shipping Manager is responsible for strategically planning and managing logistics, warehouse, transportation, customer service and finished goods inventory both domestically and internationally.  Vision and planning and ensuring the team’s productivity and quality goals and metrics are met are mission critical for success.

Why join our company?

With ambitious growth plans for the next 5 years, we are a forward thinking group with the goal of being awarded a Best Place to Work.  Our culture is best described as a let’s make it happen company while focusing on our customer and results.   We like to laugh and have fun.  Our core values define who we are and who we hire: dedicated & accountable, curious, team player, resourceful and energizing.  All we are missing is you!

Snapshot of key accountabilities:

  • Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle (scheduling, picking, packing, shipping and receipt)
  • Develop a strategy for an overall freight plan that positively impacts sales including the evaluation of current carriers, systematic delivery of monthly shipments, aggressive negotiation to drive down freight rates, etc.
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
  • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments
  • Supervise, coach and train warehouse staff toward achieving daily distribution and operations goals
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Participate in problem solving and implementing process improvements including streamlining work process
  • Analyze warehouse capacity and optimize space
  • Manage inventories by tracking inventory records reflecting product movement, notifying departments when supplies of specific items are low, or when orders would deplete available supplies
  • Comply with laws, regulations and ISO requirements including company requirements including all safety, quality and operational documentation and practices

Traits required for success:

Our ideal candidate is an independent person who strives for high quality and accurate results.  You have a competitive drive to get things done and positively responds to pressure, challenges and a fast pace.  You thrive on technical and innovative problem solving.  A calculated risk taker, your decisions are well thought out and based on facts.  You take control of the results and outcomes, as well as the specifics and details of the process.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • 7+ years of distribution experience including shipping, receiving, inventory control, warehouse organization, order processing and cycle counting
  • Deep knowledge of freight and logistics
  • Record of successful retail distribution and logistics management in domestic and international markets (specifically Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with a problem solving and process improvement orientation
  • Strongly data driven
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, business or other relevant technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Bilingual is a huge plus