• Shipping Lead

    Job Locations US-TX-Hempstead
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/22/2018 4:35 PM)
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  • Overview

    Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


    The Shipping Manager is responsible for the on time delivery of product, secured by standard shipping methods, accurately matched to the sales order, in a means that is economically competitive in the marketplace.  The Shipping Manager is also responsible for the processes that coincide with inventory management and control within a warehouse environment.  Organized placement of product with proper labeling which includes part number, product description, and quantity is essential.  The Shipping Manager must also coordinate trucking companies to ensure timely pickup of product and manage delivery issues from customers as they are related to the trucking companies.  The Shipping Manager will also maintain the safety of all employees in his department.  The Shipping Manager reports directly to the Site Manager.

    Job Responsibilities:

    The responsibilities of the Shipping Manager include, but are not limited to:

    • Maintain accurate inventory of consumable items with replenishment schedules.
    • Manage critical shipping and packaging supplies
    • Coordinate Production schedule and product storage in the warehouse
    • Manage shipping process to ensure efficiency and capacity issues are addressed
    • Seek improvements in shipping process
    • Maintain budgeted head count
    • Monitor and maintain employee records
    • Coordinate all trucking companies to meet our delivery schedule and demands
    • Monitor shipping output for quality and accuracy
    • Reconcile inventory discrepancies with the Manufacturing Analyst
    • Manage the movement of inbound material
    • Manage the RMA process from the point of receiving a return
    • Monitor plant safety by completing safety inspections and plant walk-through
    • Maintain equipment used in shipping including the operation and inspections of forklifts
    • Monitor movement of inventory locations
    • Review storage and capacity planning/issues
    • Support Manufacturing Analyst with cycle counts
    • Seek improvements in shipping efficiencies including minimizing shipping errors
    • Support Logistics Manager with inventory levels
    • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES

    Job Skills:

    The Shipping Manager should possess the following skills/knowledge:

    • Knowledge of inventory and supply chain management principles and techniques
    • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
    • AS/400 procedures and reports
    • Ability to solve problems
    • Delegation of assigned tasks
    • Excellent decision making skills
    • Understand industry shipping standards including UPS, LTL, and dedicated trucking
    • Leadership skills
    • Able to start and finish detailed projects
    • Basic computer skills
    • Mathematical skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills

    Educational Requirements:

    • High School Diploma/GED

    Preferred Experience:

    • Related inventory, shipping, and receiving  experience in high paced manufacturing environment
    • 5 + years Supervisory experience with detailed knowledge of shipping/receiving practices

    Physical Requirements:


    Ability to lift a maximum of 100 lbs and ability to stand for long periods of time.
    Ability to perform labor in extreme temperatures and temperature changes for long periods of time.
    Position requires full range of body motion including lifting, twisting, bending, reaching, pulling, and pushing plus ability to mount and dismount industrial equipment.
    Ability to use hands and legs to physically handle awkward and slick pieces of PVC pipe

    EEO Statement

    Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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