A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 


Job Title:

Shipping Supervisor

Report To:

Site Manager




The Shipping Supervisor is responsible for sustaining service levels in addition to the overall efficiency associated with the delivery of customer orders. Responsible for managing load building team activity, freight/transportation related to outbound shipments, and support of the value stream as a sub-process owner of the site’s shipping value stream.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for coordinating and supervising all traffic functions relating to freight movement into and out of the warehouse including the routing/expediting of shipments.
  • Utilization of lean tools, LSW, problem solving huddles or DHP in support of the value stream.
  • Responsible for load building, root cause analysis related to shipment failures
  • Ownership of Shipping office functions and talent development, including management of a remote team.
  • Responsible for sustaining value stream within the shipping sub-process
  • Responsible for maintaining shipping records, developing a professional business relationship with carriers and developing cost control methods.
  • Work closely with Corporate Transportation Management to develop and implement transportation policies and programs that meet cost and service objectives and customer requirements.
  • Analysis of RFP performance at the site level. Partner with transportation to introduce enhancements as needed.
  • Be aware of ISO procedures and Wire & Cable Quality System Procedures including Work Instructions.
  • Support Service Center Manager with administrative and managerial tasks.
  • Walk the floor, participate in huddles, and actively maintain an awareness of all CSC operations.
  • Regular evaluation of the process map within the sub-process of the shipping value stream
  • Identify and develop high potential candidates for next level promotions.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in distribution, logistics, business administration or related degree
  • 3+ years directly related experience in distribution management or related field preferred.
  • A working knowledge of warehouse and transportation management systems is required.
  • Ability to function and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced operating environment is critical.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to interface and communicate effectively within the organization, with business units throughout the company, and with partners across the supply chain.
  • Must be a strong team player with a firm, personal commitment toward the business and its customers.
  • Must be PC literate and have a good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of SAP, Distribution programs and load building experience preferred


Benefits We Offer: 


  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Pension Plans 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities 
  • & More 


Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Southwire is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of building wire and utility cable, as well as the tools used in their installation. As such, we are continually improving our products, studying how they’re used in the field, and assessing the needs of our customers to find new and better ways to solve the problems facing the industry. We strive to ensure that every product we develop helps increase safety, improve productivity, reduce manpower, save time and save money — both on and off the jobsite. After all, we don’t just want to produce the most wire products. We want to produce the best wire products.

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