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Team Leader in Harvard, IL at True Value

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Harvard, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 to 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Looking for a great opportunity in the warehousing industry?  A company with competitive wages, great medical benefits and an industry-leading 401K plan?

True Value Company is hiring safe, personally driven and dependable associates who are interested in working with an enthusiastic, fast-paced, customer-focused team.

Salary range starts at $13.75 with a step progression to $19.20 and an opportunity to earn additional hourly incentive pay based on your productivity and quality.

The Team Leader is a working leader who is responsible for providing team leadership within a specific distribution center department or function to ensure the efficient accomplishment of assigned operating objectives. Use provided tools to relocate merchandise to proper sections and bin assignments.  Analyze and produce reports necessary to assist in this task. Work with Supervisors and associates to resolve bin slotting vendor issues.  Maximize the use of the warehouse’s cube space by improved storage, and picking efficiencies and reduction in warehouse handling costs by optimizing the pick location. Supports supervisor in monitoring associate performance and managing work quality. Assists supervisor in communicating company policy and procedures among team members and ensuring team members adhere to stated policies and procedures. 

When not performing Team Leader duties, you will be responsible for performing Merchandise Handler duties in your assigned department.   You will be responsible for operating power equipment; using small hand tools, pallet handlers and hand trucks.  True Value selects merchandise with the latest voice-pick technology to ensure accuracy and quality.

Position Description

The effective Merchandise Handler performs the following tasks safely with the customer in mind:

  • Meets or exceeds set standards for productivity and quality in the productive function to which he/she is assigned. (Order-filling, Shipping, Receiving, Stocking, Inventory)
  • Supervises team members and completes specific duties in the Supervisor’s absence.
  • Assists supervisor with conducting associate training and defining job requirements.
  • Assists Supervisor in coordinating workflow with other members of the RDC leadership team.
  • Clarifies operating policies, procedures and safety requirements to team members.
  • Fosters an atmosphere of high employee morale through an active, fair and consistent application of policies and procedures.
  • Slots items to different areas throughout the warehouse.
  • Analyzes Business Objects Reports.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with the Company’s production and quality standards.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

A successful team member possesses the following qualifications:

  • High School/GED diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Three or more years of warehouse experience
  • One or more years of experience demonstrating successful leadership in a comparable environment
  • Must be able to work well unsupervised as well as supervise others, follow verbal and written instructions, work independently and pay close attention to details
  • Ability to communicate effectively with associates, vendors and/or retailers.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with operating policies and practices.
  • Has flexibility to perform job duties for a different section of the RDC or shift if operational requirements necessitate.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work all overtime holidays and weekends when operational requirements necessitate
  • Able to operate power equipment
  • Must be able to stand and walk 8 or more hours per day (Average 5-10 miles per day)
  • Bending, reaching, twisting, pulling, kneeling and lifting are continuous essential functions of the job
  • Will lift from 1-75 pounds from floor to five feet level continuously and team lift heavier items
  • Normal physical agility is a must

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.