Smithfield Foods

  • Distribution Services Supervisor

    Job Locations
    Supply Chain
    FLSA Status
    2nd Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

    The Distribution Services Supervisor supervises the day-to-day activities of the Shipping Clerks and office staff on the assigned shift at the Distribution Center while still performing duties as the Shipping Clerks which include properly billing all trucks, verifying inbounds and accurately reporting inventory. This involves constant communication with truck lines, customers, other Smithfield facilities, third parties, and various other departments within Smithfield. This position will perform all typical supervisory responsibilities as well as look for ways to improve processes at the Distribution Center.

    Core Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Monitors and ensures all office activities such as processing paperwork for deliveries and shipments are done in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Ensures all paperwork is completed correctly and filed electronically.
    • Monitors and reviews working practices to maximize performance and productivity and ensures that all procedures and work practices adhere to company standards.
    • Compiles and maintains all necessary records, reports and logs.
    • Manages office inventory and orders supplies as necessary.
    • Partners with the Distribution Services Manager and other supervisors to work toward continuous improvement of service to the Distribution Center, implementation of new initiatives and processes, and participates in committees as required.
    • Management of workforce, identifies training needs through regular performance appraisals.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years related Shipping experience and/or training; required.

    • Bachelor's degree and previous supervisory expierence; preferred.
    • Knowledge of SAP Manufacturing software; SAP Order processing systems; Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong decision making, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to motivate, train and coach employees to encourage optimum performance and engagement.
    • Good planning and priority setting skills.
    • May be required to work long hours and weekends.


    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Distribution Center.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.


    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    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.

    • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions including heat, humidity, cold, and precipitation.

    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud if working in the warehouse area.

    EEO/AA Information

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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