Supervisor, Shipping Department

November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$56,410 - $84,614
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job Description


The Shipping Supervisor will oversee the shipping department activities and ensure the proper shipping and timely shipment of products to customers globally. This position is responsible for the development, training and the daily assignments of direct reports.

Position Responsibilities

  • Oversees the execution of shipping processes including packaging, labeling and shipment of product
  • Identifies, tracks and maintains all necessary materials and documentation to support internal and external audits
  • Analyzes shipping requirements. Creates and implements processes and procedures that support company objectives and outside regulations
  • Implements best practices including safety requirements, maintaining desk procedures and mentoring junior level staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively and cross functionally in the coordination of shipping & receiving efforts. Works with Shipping/Traffic Manager on all aspects of the operation
  • Is effective in resolving conflicts with internal & external clients with professionalism and demonstrates ability to focus on root cause analysis
  • Works with guidance from management team to execute department goals and objectives. Exercises independent judgment in the execution of stated goals and objectives
  • Works on issues of limited scope. Follows established practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Monitors daily operations of department. Requires full knowledge of own area of functional responsibility
  • Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, checking work at frequent intervals, and maintaining schedules
  • Interviews and makes hiring recommendations as well as conducts personnel performance reviews and corrective actions
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
  • 10+ years of related experience is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 5+ years in a global shipping environment, 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Experience supporting FAA and DOT audits
  • HAZMAT ground and air shipping certification
  • Is competent in use of shipment processing and vendor related programs as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of International shipping and customs
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Some college or continuing education is preferred
  • Possesses effective organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills and ability to prioritize the department workload to meet scheduling demands and timelines
  • Is effective in adapting to changing requirements, as needed, and steering change to maintain best practices
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-drive environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others and the company
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment (Constant)
  • Ability to regularly stand for long periods of time (Frequent)
  • Walk, handle, or feel with the ability to reach with hands and arms (Constant)
  • Required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (Occasional)
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs. and carry/move objects of varying shapes and sizes (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $56,410 - $84,614

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

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