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Shipping Supervisor

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Lakeland, FL, USA

Company: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc

Job Description

Monday - Friday

7:00am - Completion


Responsible for creating efficient and profitable operations through the direction and coordination of subordinate department associates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists the Department Manager with the development of department policies, practices and attainment of operating goals.
  • Creates reports, records and directives and confers with other supervisors to obtain data required for aiding in planning activities, such as new commitments, status of work in progress, and problems encountered.
  • Assigns or delegates responsibility for specified work or functional activities and disseminates policy to department associates.
  • Gives work directions, resolves problems, prepares schedules, and sets deadlines to ensure timely completion of work.
  • Coordinates activities of department with related activities of other departments to ensure efficiency and economy.
  • Assists in monitoring and analyzing costs and preparing a budget.
  • Prepares reports and records on department activities for management.
  • Assists in the process of associate hiring, promotion, discharge or transfer.
  • Plans and facilitates department safety initiatives, including (1) creating a work environment conducive to safe operations, (2) rewarding associates for safe work practice, and (3) communicating the importance of workplace safety via monthly safety meetings and individual reviews of associate performance.
  • Participates with employees’ annual reviews and gives positive and constructive feedback.
  • Supervises all aspects of the Shipping Department work flow including:
  • Assembling, de-boxing, inspecting, prepping, staging and loading merchandise scheduled for shipment to customers and branch stores or profit centers
  • Processing stocks transfers and other shipping documents in a timely manner
  • Communicating with customer service on “shorts”, re-selects or other issues
  • Directing the loading of trucks, reconciling load documents and helping to resolve any discrepancies
  • Leading department safety meetings.

Job Requirements



  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to supervise people.
  • Knowledge and experience in furniture and a warehouse setting necessary.
  • 2 to 4 years supervisory experience in a distribution environment.
  • Decision-making ability needed along with good leadership skills.
  • Must complete and understand all company-sponsored safety programs.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties upon the request of his superior.


Havertys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Havertys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland

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