Job Description

Westlake Pipe & Fittings is looking for a Shipping Supervisor to support our Shipping team at our Shelby Township, MI Fittings plant.


The role of the Shipping Supervisor is to direct the company’s shipping/distribution operations to ensure that the company’s supply network is sustained and operating in an efficient and effective manner.  



May include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Leads and promotes staff to perform duties in a safe and environmentally responsible manner applying rules, regulations and policies with fair and consistent practice 

  • Leads internal efforts in developing implementation of best practices throughout the shipping operation  

  • Manage day to day shipping operations, measures performance for on-time, in-full delivery performance, shipping costs for all forms of transit, warehouse inventory management, warehousing productivity and quality, and workforce planning requirements 

  • Investigates cause analysis issues for problem reconciliation and leads corrective action for complaints related to transportation, logistics handling and warehousing of finished products.  

  • Manages physical condition of warehouse and equipment. Prepares work order for repairs and requisites for replacement of equipment. 

  • Directs staff to support strategic customer care service objectives, enhance staff, team skills and competencies, and establish team performance objectives 

  • Ensures that all carriers comply with legal, quality and safety standards. 

  • Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with activities of other functions such as production, sales, quality control and purchasing 

  • Define the needed skills, tools and equipment to meet shipping department objectives. 

  • Establishes standard operational procedures for activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipment’s, handling and disposition of materials and keeping warehouse inventory current. 



  • High School diploma or GED required with some post-secondary education. Strongly prefer shipping experience 

  • 5+ years’ supervisory experience preferred.   

  • Experience with building products warehousing and shipments 

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 

  • Ability to translate your skills to other employees through training and mentoring. 

  • Hands-on experience with departmental metrics, experience monitoring the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of shipping operations. 

  • Familiarity with MS Excel and MS Office suite. 

  • SAP and JDE experience preferred. 



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hearThe employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouchThe employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 poundsSpecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 



The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an officeSome of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevatorsTravel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required. 


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