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Shipping and Receiving Associate 

About the Organization The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation exists to preserve Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and enrich society through an understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran or uniformed service member status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Taliesin West  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 6/6/2018  

A key member of the Retail Operations team, the Shipping and Receiving Associate is responsible for keeping records of all products shipped and received at the Frank Lloyd Wright Store, located at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ. This position packs goods in appropriate shipping containers, prepares mailing labels and shipping documents, verifies incoming shipments into computers, and ensures that all orders have been filled correctly. For products that do not meet requirements in quality and/or quantity, the Shipping and Receiving Associate works with external vendors to accept returns and process item and/or payment credits. Working closely with the Manager of Retail Operations, the Shipping and Receiving Associate unpacks, inventories, prices and displays merchandise within timeliness and merchandising standards in collaboration with the Manager.

Position Requirements

Essential Functions:

  • Prints daily shipment invoices/receipts and cross-checks with computer software to ensure accuracy
  • Prepares and print shipping labels corresponding to shipping needs with accuracy and appropriate methodology
  • Assembles and fills boxes and other cartons with items that need to be shipped
  • Affixes proper postage to each package in preparation for shipping
  • Tracks inventory and reports any shortages to sales team so product database reflects updated quantities; also communicates returns or replacements, and shortages or damages, within individual vendors’ guidelines
  • Processes orders based on the buyer’s preferred shipping system (e.g. USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • Contacts carriers and schedules shipping for each package
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area and updates supplies as needed
  • Routes or delivers materials to appropriate departments as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and at least two years of work experience as a shipping/receiving clerk within a retail or e-commerce setting.
  • Experience with relevant computer, business equipment, POS systems and other electronic fields including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to mark and count stock, take inventory, and keep records that are up-to-date and error free.
  • Work history in which high attention to detail was required on a daily basis.
  • Capable of working a consistent schedule, and ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with physical stamina.
  • Comfortable working with a team as well as independently as job duties dictate.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a similar retail and/or warehouse setting.
  • Prior experience in a lead role preferred.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management
  • Occasional flexibility to work on weekends and at night.

Pay Rate: $13 to $15/hour DOE plus benefits

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather and desert environmental conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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