Title:  Warehouse Supervisor

Requisition ID:  4326

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

Department:  Manufacturing & Operations
Travel:  No Travel Required

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


The Warehouse Supervisor role is responsible for safety, employee engagement, productivity, quality, and customer service on an assigned shift. This role directs and coordinates day-to-day shift activities by providing leadership and supervision to subordinates.  They serve as the link between direct reports and middle / upper management.  They understand and align business operations and the distribution function as he/she executes the role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial, and operational objectives.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Works directly with and supervises a Transportation workforce of approximately 25+/- employees per shift.
  • Directs and supports activities and personal compliance in developing a safe work environment and a fostering a culture of safe performance.
  • Communicates with all operational department personnel to ensure proper and safe transfer of material and finished goods. 
  • Achieves productivity goals by establishing and communicating clear goals, providing requisite resources to direct reports, ensuring proper handling and storage, engaging the workforce, and setting appropriate priorities / monitoring progress.
  • Achieves safety goals by following defined safety procedures, encouraging involvement, following up on safety concerns, and modeling proper safe behaviors.
  • Achieve desired level of engagement by providing leadership on the shift.  This includes listening and responding to employee issues, taking decisive actions, recognizing excellent performance, and holding employees accountable for undesirable behaviors.
  • Effectively communicate both up and down the organization on key issues (e.g., performance reviews, 1-on-1’s, safety meetings, overtime plans, monthly business results, etc.)
  • Facilitates team meetings, intervenes as necessary to keep the team’s goals and results consistent with company direction, and works with the team members to develop their full potential. 
  • Initiates and conducts personnel actions such as discipline, performance evaluations, and payroll.
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork.


•    2 years of experience working in a warehousing, transportation, or logistics environment, preferred. (includes internships) 
•    Prior supervisory experience, preferred. 


•    Bachelor’s degree preferred; or, compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.


•    Demonstrated ability to lead a team, including train, coach, mentor, counsel, and discipline.
•    Strong strategic, analytical problem-solving ability (TCC/Trouble Cause Correction) 

•    Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to motivate people.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, 5S or other discipline)
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Computer skills with a focus on Microsoft office applications, QAD experience (preferred)
•    Ability to work independently as well as the ability to coordinate activities with different departments 
•    Strong safety orientation as per job requirements 


•    Schedule consists of 12-hour night shift – generally includes every other weekend off, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; including early mornings, nights, and/or off weekends.

•    Sitting, walking or standing for extended periods of time up to 12-hours.
•    Occasional Lifting up to 25 lbs. 

•    Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
•    Use of various office equipment, hand and electrical tools or equipment.
•    Use of Personal Protective Equipment in designated areas (Safety Shoes, Hearing Protection, Hair & Beard Netting).
•    Working in various temperatures & humidity levels depending on building & department (not all areas are temperature controlled throughout facilities).
•    Ability to work overtime (greater than 40 hours per week)
•    Ability to work any shift, including 12+ hours, evenings, and weekends 


Pay Range:   $54,450.00 - $72,540.00


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Decatur