WestRock Shipping Supervisor in Aurora, Illinois

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

The opportunity:

This position has responsibility for all day-to-day shipping/receiving operations including accurate inventory management, safety, load quality, planning of loads, dispatch and dock times, and meeting customer shipping commitments associated with the facility or facilities. Ensures all OSHA required training for lift drivers is met and perform quarterly employee evaluation audits. The position contributes to achieve the plants sales objectives to coordination of workflow and effective freight management.


Operations LeadershipBuild effective partnerships with plant leadership and staff functions to drive expected results.

Assist in monitoring and managing slow moving finishing goods inventory as well as inventory levels. Ensure utilizations of best practice inventory management occurs including FIFO and maintain a high level of accuracy with minimal inventory adjustments.

Perform weekly warehouse inspections and ensure warehouse meets GMA requirements as appropriate.

Proficiently perform shipping/receiving duties to meet customer demands through the use of appropriate business systems.

Problem-solve and address procedural questions as they arise.

Arrange for transportation of finished product, as well as any other out-bound or in-bound materials.

Financial LeadershipControl shipping costs within budgetary limits.

Protect company financials through maximizing trailer capacity utilization and appropriately training staff on all shipping and receiving needs.

People LeadershipCoach and develop hourly employees to maximize their effectiveness. Identify and develop high potential employees for levels of greater responsibility and scope.

What you need to succeed:Associates degree in Business or related field desired but not required.

Previous Work Experience The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of shipping/receiving experience within a manufacturing company or corrugated industry.

What we offer:

* Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence * Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities * An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential * A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Shipping Supervisor