Shipping / Outbound Lead - Distribution Center

Job Locations US-WA-DES MOINES
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/28/2021 10:34 AM)
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Distribution Centers - Warehouse


Bartell Drugs, your neighborhood drug store since 1890, is looking for a high energy, dependable, hard working Lead for our Distribution Center Shipping/Outbound department!  Our Distribution Center is located in Des Moines. Regular attendance and punctuality is expected. The schedule for this position is Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  There is room for advancement at the Distribution Center as well as the Company at large!


Job Summary:

The Shipping/Outbound Lead is an integral position within the DC operation. They must lead their team by example and assure the product is shipped to the store accurately. The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in observance of our brand and strategy and adhere to our core values and service attributes.


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist strategic leaders in seeking new, improved, and innovative ways to increase effectiveness through proper execution of departmental operations and processes.
  • Lead department by implementing and ensuring effective processes through distribution center process efficiencies.
  • Ensure alignment with Company Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Resolve employee issues in a tactful, courteous, and professional manner forwarding issues to supervisor when needed.
  • Assist in Cross training and development of employees as directed.
  • Set a professional example by enforcing company policies.
  • Prepare team for daily shipping duties.
  • Assist in providing communications regarding the fulfillment status of store orders at the Distribution Center.
  • Assist in all areas of the Distribution Center, as needed.
  • Operate all distribution center equipment as needed. (Example: Hand trucks, Pallet jacks, Forklifts, etc.)
  • Use good judgment to carry out detailed written or oral instructions in English. Be able to deal with variables that occur on occasion that might deviate from the normal working situation.
  • Be a team player with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements With or Without Accommodation:

  • Stand on concrete floor for long periods of time.
  • Make visual comparisons and see slight differences in shapes and sizes of figures, widths and lengths of lines.
  • Move hands, fingers and eyes rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed.
  • Extend hands, arms in all directions; seizing, holding, grasping, picking merchandise mainly with the use of fingers.
  • Move fingers and manipulate small, medium and larger items rapidly and accurately.
  • Must be able to squat, kneel and bend below the waist-level to lift up to 50lbs from floor to chest.
  • Frequently obtain merchandise from below waist-level and raise it to above the head.
  • Use electronic hand-held devices for order fulfillment.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have the ability to quickly and accurately perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend conversational English to be able to read stock orders, safety rules and instructions in the use of machinery.
  • Previous warehouse/distribution center experience preferred.


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