Distribution Supervisor

  • Toledo, OH
  • Full-time

Company Description

Discover Books is a for-profit organization with a socially-minded mission: to divert books from landfills, help fund library sustainability, and provide meaningful solutions to the global problem of illiteracy. Discover Books collects used books through thrift stores, library partnerships, residential pick-ups, and book collection boxes in ten cities across North America. The company resells, donates or responsibly recycles used books to achieve its mission. To date, Discover Books has donated more than 5 million books to those-in-need and has diverted over 155-million pounds of books from landfills.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

•Display professional integrity, ethics and flourish in a business environment.

•Work with team and plant manager to hit quotas and maintain efficient
productivity, keep shipping scoreboards.

•Conducts weekly training with all shipping staff, including training with new team

•Maintains Daily Scorecard of Shipping orders received, orders in backlog, and
hourly employee performance. Makes recommendations on efficiency improvements,
communicates clear and concise current state of shipping environment.

•Maintains safety and efficiency in the warehouse by educating personnel and
implementing safety improvements.

•Coach, motivate, and inspire the crew in order to meet distribution deadlines
and goals.

•Employee relations by way of assisting with hiring, corrective measures and
providing reviews.

•Reviewing, entering, and editing of daily time and attendance and bi-weekly

•Assist management with coordinating PTO/Sick days to ensure adequate staffing
to meet shipping requirements.

•Keep company compliant with safety standards, report incidents, and provide
required documentation.

•Develop policies and strategies with Facility Manager to improve production

•Attend daily plant leadership meetings.

•Must be able to measure current performance, assess shortfalls to shipping
goals, and implement process improvements.


Job Requirements:

•Computer savvy / Efficient in Excel Spreadsheet Entry

•Experience in Lean manufacturing principles and applications

•Efficient Communication
•Excellent attendance and punctuality is required (ability to work overtime / weekends as required)

•Confidentiality and discretion is a MUST

•3+ years supervisor experience, preferably in a fast-paced union warehouse environment (35+ employees)

•Ability to learn new concepts, communicate easily, and teach in a hands-on capacity

•Self-starter -- Must be able to work without supervision

•Safety oriented

• Six Sigma and Forklift certification preferred

• Union and ISO experience preferred

Additional Information

If interested please email a cover letter and resume. Please include job title and which shifts you are available.


1st Shift Operation Hours: Mon-Fri 7am -- 3:30pm 

2nd Shift Operation Hours: Mon-Fri 3:45pm -- 12:15am


Annual Salary will DOE. Full benefits are offered (Health, Dental, Life). Holiday Pay and Paid Time Off after probationary period.


Discover Books is a drug free work place. All candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug screens & background checks.