Distribution Center Team Lead - Shipping

Distribution Center Team Lead - Shipping

Elkay | ND, US
Salary Range:$35,000 – $42,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Apply locations Lumberton, NC time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago job requisition id REQ-015990 Distribution Center Team Lead - Shipping

The Company

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation is a thriving, values-driven company focused on doing the right things. We’re a fast growing, publicly traded company (NYSE: ZWS), with an enduring reputation for integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

Named by Newsweek as One of America’s Most Responsible Companies and an Energage USA Top Workplace, at Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation, we never forget that our people are at the center of what makes us successful. They are the driving force behind our superior quality, product ingenuity, and exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people and their professional development is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth for over 100 years, as one of today’s leading international suppliers of plumbing and water delivery solutions.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation employs over 2800 employees worldwide, working from 24 locations across the U.S., China, Canada, Dubai, and Mexico, with sales offices available around the globe. We hope you’ll visit our website and learn more about Zurn Elkay at zurnelkay.com.

If you’re ready to join a company where what you do makes a difference and you have pride in the work you are doing, talk to us about joining the Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation family!

The Shipping Lead is primarily responsible for coordinating outbound freight and parcel activities from the DC. Activities to include: Assigning carrier and routing utilizing Traffic Management/Shipper Software. Ensuring shipments meet regulatory and transportation policies. Coordinating inbound/outbound traffic (LTL, TL, Parcel, Containers) to maximize efficiency. Leading area work schedule/overtime, maintaining 5S standards, building team morale, communicating safety concerns to management, and fostering an environment of continuous improvement.

Safety of team members : The safety of each team member is paramount and must factor into every decision or process change made. This position must champion safety every day.

  • Encourage and promote a safe work environment and work practices

  • Report all safety incidents and complete injury reports immediately

  • Update Gemba boards and ensure all safety risks are addressed

  • Participate in i nvestigations and ensure timely completion of stop audits

Quality in everything we do : A ctively reduce defective shipments to our customers by identifying potential problem areas. Ensure team members are effectively trained and follow the process/work instructions approved by engineers .

  • SOP audits

  • Monitor standardized work and provide coaching as needed to ensure adherence to standardized work

  • Participate in r oot cause analysis

  • Ensure all team members have been properly trained

  • Responsible for report out and accuracy of Gemba boards 

Customer Care : E nsure the customer is provided shipments on-time every time. R espond urgently to customer requests and satisfy short dated orders whenever possible. Missed deliveries must not be tolerated by the team.

  • Report misses to customer service as they occur

  • Determine ro ot c ause as to “why” we missed deliveries

  • Communicate proactively with up/down stream customers addressing issues, concerns or needs

Efficiency : Drive team productivity and continuous improvement. W ill also have responsibility for additional project work that will include activities to support i nventory c ontrol and c ontinuous i mprovement.

  • Assign and resource work to meet daily commitments 

  • Assist VSM in planning for work statement changes and overtime requirements

  • Propose changes to standardized work to improve the process

  • Integrate ZE BS and continuous improvement initiatives to streamline processes, reduce cost and complexity


  • Responsible for production cell onboarding/training of new associates/temps

  • Communicate individual and team goals/objectives

  • Serve as first point of contact for conflict resolution ; troubleshoot issues and resolve roadblocks

  • Crosstrain associates to each task within home production cell

  • Partner with VSM during Performance Ownership review process

  • Encourage collaboration, trust and cooperation within your team

  • Promote Rexnord Core Values and maintain a positive work environment

  • Partner with VSM to select and develop future team leads

Leadership Competencies

  • Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Optimizes Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Self-Development – Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

Experience and Skill Required

  • 5+ years’ experience leading teams, directing work, and addressing concerns

  • Intermediate computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to effectively execute production schedules with little to no supervision

  • May be required to lift to 50lbs or less on occasion. Always seek assistance with weight over 50lbs 

  • Excellent attendance , work ethic , detail oriented.

  • Great attitude and able to direct the work of others

Total Rewards and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Savings Account
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Matching Gift Program

E qual Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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About Us

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation

What happens when two remarkable sustainability leaders come together as one?
A sustainability powerhouse is born, making a splash in the markets they serve and saving the planet one innovative installation at a time.

In early 2022, Zurn Water Solutions Corporation, a market leader in smart, sustainable water solutions, and Elkay Manufacturing, a commercial drinking water solutions leader, agreed to combine their two exceptional firms to become a single water solutions powerhouse.

Together, the combined company offers a comprehensive package of innovative, sustainable, specified, engineered water solutions and sustainable plumbing products that provide water safety, water quality, and water conservation through critical service environments, while delivering total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications around the globe. Our innovative solutions enable customers to advance their ESG initiatives and reduce operating costs while providing students, patients, patrons, and people within public and private spaces a safe, clean environment and access to fresh, pure, potable water – the essence of life itself.

What makes Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation special is our people and our culture.

While playing a leading role in sustainability and water access are remarkable, what makes Zurn Elkay’s story so compelling is the alignment of the two well-respected companies with powerful legacies and a combined 224-year company history and shared values and cultures where people matter most.

Sustainably inspired, the company has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, water, and environmental stewardship, and giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. Our powerful legacy of caring and commitment is made possible by the exceptional people that embody Zurn Elkay’s values.

We’re looking for innovative, energetic people who want to help solve tomorrow’s challenges today. Our Total Associate Engagement core value means we work hard to ensure our associates have opportunities to grow and an inclusive culture in which to thrive. From formal training to on-the-job development and exposure to new businesses, when you join Zurn Elkay, you’ll join a collaborative organization that will give you opportunities to thrive and grow.