Receiving Supervisor in Dublin, VA at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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Job Description

Requisition ID: 006797


This is a second shift role supervising associates working Monday thru Thursday 4pm to 2:30am


Position Summary:

Work directly with the Distribution Operations Manager to oversee the day to day operations and performance of the second shift Receiving Department in Dublin, Virginia.  Lead, develop, and work alongside a team of over 25 distribution center associates in all general distribution related activities such as receiving, put away, picking, customer service, inventory control and facilities management.  Provide direction, planning and motivation to reach the highest levels of service while keeping expenses aligned with corporate objectives.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily load planning and scheduling for inbound shipments.  Manage daily labor planning to balance warehouse workload between activities such as receiving, put away, and picking.
  • Provide direction, motivation, and support to a diverse management team.  Foster a hands-on management style through leading by example.
  • Provide excellent customer service, problem solving, and communication between company departments, divisions, and external customers.
  • Maintain the integrity of the inventory through adhering to inventory control guidelines, managing OS&D, and reducing inventory variances.  Monitor storage capacity levels and ensure products are safely stored at all times.  Ensure that distressed inventory and freight claims are followed through to resolution.
  • Maintain focus on employee relations, training, cost reduction, safety, continuous improvement, service level objectives, and staff skill levels.
  • Support other Distribution Centers, manufacturing facilities, and warehouses to ensure success of the overall supply chain.
  • Assist with day to day HR activities and initiatives to insure all areas are in compliance and meet state and federal guidelines as directed by corporate.  Comply with all C-TPAT certification requirements.
  • Develop standards, routines, and cross training programs to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations.



Work relations:

Internal:             VP Logistics, Regional Operations Manager, HR, Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, Imports, Merchandising, IT, Accounting, Compliance, EFEC & EHS Coordinator, Client Services, Business Development, and Contract Sales

External:           Vendors, Freight Forwarders, Third Party Shipping Partners, Ethan Allen Licensees, Government organizations, and Contract Project Managers 











Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing, distribution environment, including at least 2 years at a Distribution Center management level.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), leadership, organization, customer service, time management, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Analytical skills required, including frequent problem solving.
  • Must have extensive knowledge as to how to operate forklifts, platform lift, and clamp trucks.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Outlook and Excel. Extensive experience using ERP systems and barcode processing for order and inventory management; AS/400 (JD Edwards) operating system is highly desired.


Work Environment- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will usually work in an office environment. The noise level is minimal and there may be some exposure to dust.


Manual Skills – The manual skills described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities who are unable to perform the essential functions of the job due to their disabilities.

  • Significant portions of daily assignments (50% or more of time) involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity. (e.g., keyboard operations)


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

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We are an E-Verify Employer. 


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