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Warehouse Supervisor (2019-12565) Joliet, IL

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. Joliet Full-Time
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Warehouse Supervisor  (2019-12565) Joliet, IL

About PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. With 34 distribution centers throughout the US and more than 1,200 employees, PrimeSource is an international distributor of building materials serving residential, commercial, and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the nationally known Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; residential and commercial roofing products; diamond blades and accessories, gypsum accessories, weather protection and covers, adhesives and caulks, contractor bags and poly sheeting, building accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; and fencing and wire. For more information, please visit www.primesourcebp.com , www.griprite.com, www.pro-twist.com.

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of building supply products, has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Warehouse Supervisor in our Joliet, IL location to focus on Operation relations in our warehouse located in Buffalo Grove, IL. Our current facility is currently located in Buffalo Grove, IL area and we are moving to a new location in Joliet, IL in February 2020. This is a 50+ miles commute one-way so ideal candidates would not mind the commute from the Buffalo Grove location to Joliet location next year. 

Full-time position PLUS complete benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, 401K with company match), Holiday pay and PTO 

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM until work is done, 1 hour lunch

Looking for candidates with MS Office skills (Excel, Word, Outlook), distribution with some logistics experience and Building Supply knowledge and SAP experience is a Plus!

We are looking for a true hands-on Leader that leads by example with a no job is too small or too big attitude. Organization and communication are key to performing this job successfully. This role will supervise the warehouse staff of about 9 employees. Must have the ability to train, coach and develop warehouse staff. Must be able to maintain the current level of efficiency in warehouse and make improvements as necessary. Knowledge of SAP is helpful, but will train. Warehouse management experience, preferred.


This position directs and coordinates activities of warehouse workers engaged in receiving and distributing building material products by performing the following duties. Additional duties may be assigned as needed:

Directly supervises employees in the Warehouse.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Interviewing, hiring, and training employees.

Planning, assigning, and directing work.

Appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Advises employees on care and preservation of items received, stored, and shipped; methods and use of equipment in handling, storing, maintaining, and shipping stock; and related problems.

Plans layout of warehouse, and other storage areas, considering turnover, size, weight, and related factors of items stored.

Reviews records for accuracy of information and compliance with established procedures, and to determine adequacy of stock levels.

Responsible for assisting in periodic cycle counting of inventory and schedules work for special and periodic inventories.  

Traces history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies.

Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.

Issues written and oral instructions.

Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to all company policies and procedures.

Studies and standardizes procedures to improve safety and efficiency of subordinates.

Maintains harmony among workers and to assist in resolving grievances.

Helps prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates.

Works with dedicated carriers for efficient and safe routing of delivery trucks.

Responsible for coordinating will call orders in safe and service friendly manner.

Responsible for the maintaining and caring for company owned or leased equipment.

Accountable to DC warehouse overtime review and management.

This position is responsible for maintaining and enforcing all company procedures, policies and practices.  

We are seeking candidates with the following. 

At least 4 years of  experience in a supervisor role in the Warehouse.

7 Years experience in warehousing

Experienced with a Warehouse Management System is a must.  

SAP experience Required

Microsoft, Power Point, Excel preferred

Must be goal oriented 

Forklift Certified a plus

Must be able to multi-task

Customer Service experience helpful

50 lb minimum lifting requirement. 

Building materials background preferred but not required. If you wish to join a company with competitive salary and benefits (including matching 401k and tuition reimbursement) and your work experience matches the above profile, we want to meet you.

Successful candidates will have at least a two year degree or at least five years of Supervisory experience. Strong leadership and managerial skills, able to motivate and lead a team of warehouse and delivery personnel and be computer literate. Logistic background is a plus. Knowledge of the building materials industry is a major plus. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word Processing software. SAP helpful.

Valid Driver's License required.

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors.  All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion.  PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc..  PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

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PrimeSource is one of the largest purveyors of fasteners in the world and one of the largest distributors of building materials in North America.

With 34 distribution centers and 1,200 employees across North America and the Caribbean, our distribution network is larger and more comprehensive than any other in the industry.

Our core products include: Nails, screws, collated fasteners, tools, compressors, accessories, roofing, gypsum, insulation, concrete accessories, building accessories and wire fence products. Along with these key categories, each of our distribution centers stocks a vast array of building products geared specifically for the market that they each service.

When you choose PrimeSource, you will be treated as a partner, with your specific needs addressed. We can trace our roots back to 1938, and we are here today because of the relationships we have built throughout the industry. Our track record proves that we are in it for the long haul. We serve the residential and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain.

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