Shipping Supervisor

Cepheid - US
Job Location: 
Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description: 

The Shipping Supervisor will manage/supervise a team of material handlers responsible for the shipping function. Shipping team receives finished goods from manufacturing, stores, picks, packs and ships. Sales order fulfillment is managed by the shipping supervisor. Sales orders are received from customer service, prioritized and processed per strict time guidelines.

This person will interface with the following internal/external customers:
- Planners-forecast shipping volumes
- Customer Service-collaborates to schedule order fulfillment
- Purchasing-schedules instrument shipping to customers
- Stockroom-forecasts and transfers inventory lots
- Delivery companies-maintains business partnership and holds suppliers accountable for on-time delivery performance.
- Packaging companies-schedules crating for instruments

- Assures quality packaging and shipping of sale orders
- Manages/directs a team of material handlers
- Maintains inventory control
- Plans transportation of shipments
- Maintains packaging supplies on-hand
- Forecasts workflow by working with material planners
- Assures data is correctly captured in ERP system
- Synthesizes Data into presentation format Excel spreadsheets
- Fulfills specialized instrument shipping orders
- Collaborates with customer service team to allocate finished goods
- Responsible for maintaining employee records
- Maintains and distributes shipping statistics
- Periodically required to lead team meetings
- Attends regular inter-department planning meetings

- High School graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.
- 5-years experience managing direct reports (material handlers)
- 5-years experience scheduling trucks for dock pick-up appointments
- 5-years experience with international shipping
- 2-years experience with domestic truck shipping
- 3-years experience with ERP system
- 3-years experience using small package shipping software
- Proficient using Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel spreadsheet presentation
- Clean DMV record
- Forklift experience
- Knowledgeable in dangerous goods shipping
- Proficient with creation and audit of Customs documents

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