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Put-Away Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: DC Manager
Employment Status: Full Time


The Put-Away Supervisor is ultimately responsible for the overstock area and making sure that any requirements or goals placed upon the department are accomplished in a timely manner. This includes closing out orders and ensuring inbound stock is received and stowed in the appropriate locations. This position requires strong leadership, organizational and communication skills, as well as knowledge of warehouse procedures and safety guidelines.

Other Responsibilities and Duties
  • Supervise a team of put away associates, providing guidance and support as needed to ensure that all tasks are completed accurately and efficiently
  • Train new associates on warehouse procedures, equipment and, safety guidelines
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure timely and accurate order fulfillment
  • Notify DC management about personnel, equipment, and process concerns, such as the need for additional staff, different equipment, or changes to work processes
  • Reporting area progress daily to the DC manager
  • Receive, verify, and process all inbound book shipments, including coordinating with the receiving department to resolve any discrepancies
  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a team
  • Knowledge of warehouse procedures and safety guidelines
  • Working knowledge of IRMS or any type of WMS software
  • Proficient in using RF scanners, and skilled in WMS programs
  • Have the ability to work autonomously
  • Proficiency in using computer programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook is desirable
  • Certification for order picker, reach truck and forklift preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, and reach for extended periods of time
  • Comfortable working in a warehouse environment with exposure to varying temperatures and noise levels.
Internal Candidate

3+ years of full-time employment with IPG with at least 1 years in a coordinator.

External candidate

3+years of warehouse experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory or coordinator role. Working knowledge of RF scanners, and experience 3+years of warehouse experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory or coordinator role in WMS programs.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Company

IPG is the original independent distributor of books, eBooks, and audiobooks from publishers around the world, and a top 10 supplier of book content to, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, libraries, and specialty markets, in addition to thousands of retailers globally.

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading North American distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and as a division of IPG, now distributes products from clients such as Penguin Random House UK, Australia, New Zealand, and China; Allen & Unwin; The History Press UK; Amberley Publishing; HarperCollins UK; Pan Macmillan; and John Blake.

With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, children, and general nonfiction and fiction titles.