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Warehouse Supervisor


DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at 


Location: USA - Itasca, N Arlington Heights Rd 

Division: Air & Sea 
Job Posting Title: Warehouse Supervisor 
Time Type: Full Time


Warehouse Supervisor - Second Shift

The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for leading the warehouse department in all operational disciplines and ensure operational excellence, high productivity, and customer satisfaction.  The Warehouse Gateway Supervisor coordinates warehouse activities and facility maintenance under the direction of the Warehouse Manager and Branch and Regional Management.  This position is responsible to train warehouse personnel to ensure a well-coordinated shipping and receiving plan.  

•    Responsible for the daily scheduling of warehouse personnel to ensure proper staffing in order to select and receive products at the facility in a productive and cost-efficient manner.
•    Directs the day-to-day activities of the warehouse.  Such activities include shipping, receiving, sanitation, maintenance, inventory control, etc.
•    Adheres to budget requirements and works toward obtaining objectives and branch goals.
•    Responsible for maintenance of warehouse equipment, providing both preventive maintenance programs and all necessary repairs.  Ensures that the warehouse personnel have safe, efficient equipment in order to perform the distribution functions.
•    Responsible for warehouse safety programs in order to provide a safe and clean workplace for employees and within the regulations of all OSHA local and state regulations.
•    Recommends equipment requirements and replacements in order to upgrade and maintain warehouse productivity and efficiency.
•    Responsible for recruitment, hiring, training, performance management, and discipline of direct reports.
•    Timely reporting and compliance with deadlines
•    Researches, identifies, and presents new ideas to improve warehouse operations.
•    Attends and participates in regularly scheduled and impromptu meetings.
•    Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and company safety policies.
•    Performs other duties as needed/assigned.



•    Operational know-how
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
•    Thorough knowledge and understanding of warehouse environment
•    Advanced competency in all aspects of business administration
•    People management and leadership experience (Recruitment, Selection, Training & Development, Coaching, and Performance Management)
•    Strategic Planning Skills
•    Strong Organizational Skills (prioritize, plan, assign, and control)
•    Strong decision-making capabilities
•    Ability to work well in a diverse environment and culture
•    Ability to develop networks and relationships 
•    Work well in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment under pressure 
•    High school diploma required.
•    Management experience required 
•    Industry experience required 
•    Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and in learning new applications
•    Ability to work weekends, including some Sundays and evenings
•    Pharma experience a plus
•    Gateway and/or Airline/Airline ground handling experience a plus
•    Knowledge of TSA and Customs & Border Protection regulations a plus 


Travel Requirements
•    This role requires minimal to no travel.

Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 70% of the time.  The working environment includes both office and warehouse environments.  

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 75,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.





Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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