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Shipping Manager 


Position Summary:

The Shipping Manager is responsible for managing all finished goods inventory, logistics activities involving customer shipments, product movement between buildings and shipping personnel. This is a hands-on, supervisory role, which incorporates analysis, vendor management, leadership and continuous improvement. The Shipping Manager is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining effective processes to ensure strong internal controls, employee safety, asset protection, budgetary discipline and professional operations of the department. The Shipping Manager must solve difficult problems and maintain highly accurate finished goods inventory. This role is responsible for ensuring accurate, timely and cost-effective delivery of products to customers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Inventory Management

  • Coordinates and manages regularly physical cycle counts of finished goods inventory with accurate results.
  • Develops and implements inventory control procedures and policies.
  • Creates and reviews procedures for distribution and inventory management to maximize internal and external customer satisfaction and minimize cost
  • Respond to the various departments within the organization who may need information regarding product deliveries, finished goods, inventory, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures such as inventory accuracy and control, returns, damages, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on company objectives, products, strategies and support activities.
  • Maintain a clean and organized finished goods warehouse.


  • Outbound full truckload & Less-Than-Load (LTL) shipment quoting, scheduling through vendor specified carriers for nationwide shipping.
  • Ensure safe operations of the Shipping department including operation of company owned vehicles and equipment.
  • Ensure cost effective and efficient use of freight/transportation including company owned and external freight solutions.
  • Manage and direct the shipping department personnel.
  • Identify and prioritize logistics needs and communicate recommendations to upper management to achieve efficient product distribution.
  • Provides data and recommendations on product tracking, route analysis, rerouting, costing and usage alternatives.
  • Facilitate movement of inventory between company buildings and plants.
  • Ensure accurate compliance of negotiated terms with freight providers.
  • Manage freight carriers to address and resolve discrepancies on freight bills and negotiate excessive charges on freight bills with our carriers.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure effective communication and support of company directives, customer requirements and process needs.
  • Ensure work projects are completed satisfactorily and safe working conditions are maintained at all times.
  • Research and provide freight quotations for projects that will have substantial impact on company's future growth possibilities.
Position Requirements

Candidate Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree is required. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
  • At least 2 years logistics experience is required.
  • Must have 3+ years of experience in inventory management.
  • Must have 3+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to work cross functionally to obtain relevant information from multiple stakeholders to prepare appropriate outbound shipping schedules.
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and able to work with little oversight.
  • Competent with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number WAR-22-00005  
About the Organization Volpi is really into good food. That's why it is the only Midwestern specialty foods company that makes all its own dry-cured meats, handcrafts its family's authentic recipes, and uses nature not shortcuts to deliver the best tasting products.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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