Shipping Manager in Frankfort, IL at ITW Automotive OEM

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    21701 Harlem Avenue
    Frankfort, IL
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description




Shipping Manager will direct all the shipping functions and distributions of goods and services, whether performing the duties personally or delegating responsibilities to other shipping personnel. The role also includes working closely with customers and the manufacturing department to assure shipments are accurate and on time.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Manage the shipping, receiving and warehouse operations daily and effectively to motivate strong, consistent work practices

 Communicate with customers and representatives of associated industries to evaluate and promote improved processes and/or product

 Demonstrates hands-on leadership and coaching abilities – able to demonstrate examples of empowering, developing & motivating people

 Create and transmit ASN's (Advanced Shipping Notices) in accordance with customer requirements

 Establish operational procedures for activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and dispositioning of materials and keeping the warehouse inventory current

 Support documentation and implementation of TS-16949 procedures, along with maintaining the Approved Carrier Source List and purchase order requisitions in accordance with TS-16949

 Schedule deliveries and pickups via small parcel, cartage, and LTL including international and expedite shipments

 Control business unit costs and actively identify cost saving opportunities

 Develop plans for long term development of staff and conduct evaluations as required

 Continually inspect and maintain the physical condition of warehouse and equipment, making sure needed repairs are completed

 Spearhead and participate in planning personnel safety and plant protection events or activities

 Complete any other duties as assigned


 Bachelor's degree required with 5+ years ‘experience as Shipping Supervisor in fast-paced logistics/shipping/manufacturing environment required

 Excellent organization and interpersonal skills

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Intermediate computer skills in MS Office, Excel, and Outlook

 Experienced in operating a forklift and pallet jack required

 Experienced using scanning equipment and shrink wrappers required

 Must have experience with MRP systems preferably Trans4M.

 Must be able to fluctuate hours based on customer mandated window times

 Automotive experience is highly desired

 Effective problem resolution skills combined with “big picture” awareness

Physical Demands:

 Must be able to lift 50 lbs. frequently

 Must have continuous hands on experience in the Shipping environment

 Work normally requires a level of physical effort in bending, lifting, and manual dexterity

 Computer/telephone use is moderate

 Occasional travel to attend meetings as needed 

 Ability to stand for long periods of time is essential

 Frequent walking 

Interpersonal Skills:

Alternative or combined skills in understanding, counseling, and/or influencing people are important in achieving job objectives, causing action, understanding others, or changing behavior; and, skills of persuasiveness or assertiveness, as well as sensitivity to the point of view of others.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please call 708-720-7827 to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

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Automotive OEM
ITW’s Automotive OEM segment designs and manufactures innovative fasteners, interior and exterior components, and powertrain and braking systems for OEMs and their top-tier suppliers. ITW’s automotive businesses have a high level of customer intimacy, enabling customer-back innovation to address complex needs such as vehicle efficiency, safety, and quality. Deep market knowledge and strong manufacturing process capabilities allow ITW’s automotive businesses to be nimble, niche problem solvers for their sophisticated customers.