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Distribution Center Supervisor- Night Shift (IL)

Edward Don & Company
life insurance, sick time, 401(k)
United States, Illinois, Woodridge
9801 Adam Don Parkway (Show on map)
January 20, 2024

Distribution Center Supervisor- Night Shift (IL)




Job Description

The Distribution Center Supervisor is responsible for for giving overall direction and coordinating the activities of approximately 20-40 workers on second shift. This position is charged with ensuring that proper shipping to all customers and inventory of warehouse supplies and equipment are accurate and on time. The DC Center Supervisor is the main point of contact for special projects including prepacks, rollouts and orders requiring special handling, review, and documentation. This position is also responsible for monitoring the progress of projects and providing detailed tracking of project status from inception through completion and proactively addresses potential issues that may inhibit the smooth and timely flow around customer deliveries.

The hours for this position are Sunday through Thursday from 7:00pm until 3:30am.


  • Main point of contact for special projects including prepacks, rollouts and orders requiring special handling, review and documentation.
  • Perform quality and accuracy audits on completed pre-pack and rollouts orders prior to shipment.
  • Determine hours required to complete assignments within prescribed goals
  • Prepare work schedules and assign specific duties in order to properly fill and load customer orders onto trucks designated for local and long-haul delivery areas.
  • Manage activities through use of warehouse control labor systems and continual direct follow up.
  • Ensure proper use of company property/machines.
  • Coordinate workflow and procedures to maximize service levels.
  • Record and review productivity and performance levels to improve efficiency of the operation.
  • Examine work for accuracy and conformance to policies and procedures; enforces labor standards.
  • Enforce all safety standards and sanitation control.
  • Assess and review pre-pack or rollout orders verifying inventory, shipment requirements, and timelines.

Supervisory Duties:
  • Select, train, counsel and develop direct reports.
  • Recommend salary adjustments, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, dismissals and terminations.
  • Coach and counsel direct reports on performance issues and takes corrective action if needed.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with employees to keep them informed of current problems, changes and new developments in the department and Company.
  • Manage time and attendance of direct reports according to policies and procedures.
  • Plan, schedule, and assign workload as well as monitor work productivity and recommend/ implement changes as needed.
  • Complete performance appraisals within assigned timeframes.
  • Cross train direct reports to maximize productivity and provide coverage of all functions. Administer all policies and procedures accordingly as set forth by DON.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

External Qualifications

Required: High School diploma or GED equivalent and 5+ years similar distribution center experience OR Bachelors Degree and 1+ year of similar distribution center experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office products (specifically Excel, Access and Word). Proven leadership abilities to effectively develop, direct, and motivate staff. Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to problem solve, multitask, and prioritize work. Excellent communication, and time management skills. Can work independently or collaboratively to accomplish objectives and is able to interact effectively with all levels of management. Ability to work weekends if the business requires and the ability to get certified and operate forklift machines as needed.

Bachelors degree in Operations, Supply Chain or Business, working knowledge of SAP and previous management experience.






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Company Overview

Owned and operated by the Don family since 1921, Edward Don & Company is the world's leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. Our knowledgeable sales representatives, unmatched product selection, nationwide distribution centers, and integration of new technology make us the chosen supplier to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, health care, hospitality, country clubs, schools and universities, government institutions, and foodservice management.

Edward Don & Company offers a comprehensive benefit plan which includes medical, dental and vision benefits; 401(k); paid vacation, personal/sick days and holidays; job training and development; life insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending accounts; merchandise discounts and much more. EOE disability/veteran.

Distribution Center Supervisor- Night Shift (IL) | Edward Don & Company