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Shipping Manager

The Shipping manager will manage the shipping/freezer/warehouse department team at Swaggerty’s Sausage. The selected candidate will drive to provide great customer service while overcoming new challenges daily in this fast-paced shipping environment.

The shipping manager is responsible for supervising the shipping/receiving functions of all outgoing/incoming products from the freezer warehouse. Controls activities of company warehouse personnel. Proper supervision of assigned Supervisors and employees is an extremely important function for the company, positive interaction with the employees is critical as this ensures getting work out on time, efficiently, and accurately.

Ensures shipping, receiving, storage, and distribution are performed in an efficient manner. Takes precautions to protect warehouse contents against loss. Retains and reviews warehouse documents and warehouse contents against loss. Retains and reviews warehouse documents and reports.

Conducts freezer warehouse operations in accordance with established procedures and policies and keeps management informed of Warehouse activities. Completes miscellaneous support functions and supports area personnel as required.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Provide general administrative and clerical support including mailing, scanning, faxing, and copying to management.

2. Provides direction and proper motivation to supervisors, leads, and employees to ensure the daily workload is completed in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

3. Maintains electronic and hard copy filing system.

4. Manages all warehouse functions.

5. Completes appropriate paperwork and reports as required.

6. Perform data entry and scan documents.

7. Answer calls from customers regarding pick-ups.

8. Provides new hire and follow-up training for all employees.

9. Maintains a safe, clean work environment.

10. Be knowledgeable of all emergency procedures and regulations regarding fire and other potential emergencies.

11. Perform duties in accordance with BRC and Safety policies and procedures, as appropriate for the location.

12. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager, or upper management.


1. Leadership.

2. Communication Proficiency.

3. Learning Orientation.

4. Diversity and Inclusion.

5. Presentation Skills.

6. Time Management.

7. Business Acumen.

8. Problem Solving/Analysis.

9. Customer/Client Focus.

10. Teamwork.

11. Collaboration.


This position has supervisory responsibilities.


This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Some of the work will be performed in manufacturing facilities where the noise level may be loud. The employee is frequently exposed to cold conditions ranging below -20 degrees freezer suits required. This job requires the use of PPE that includes slip-resistant boots, gloves, bibs, jacket that are rated for freezer. In some area’s the noise level in the freezer can be loud (not exceeded 85 db.)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands, handle and/or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.


This is a full-time salaried position with an average of 50 hours a week. Some Saturdays are required.


No travel is expected for this position.


  • Experience as a Shipping Manager. Preferred three years or greater at that level.
  • Minimum of a high school education, experienced forklift operator and warehouse supervision experience.
  • Ability to read and write English, follow verbal instructions and use simple math.
  • A valid driver’s license and a good driving record.


  • Extensive forklift and warehouse experience.
  • Prior Shipping foreman/leadership position.




Authorized to work in the United States.


The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions related to compensation and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment on the basis of merit.  Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  Furthermore, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety and/or health risk. 

Any employee, who believes he or she is not being afforded fair and objective treatment under this policy, or believes they have witnessed discrimination, should promptly report the matter to their supervisor or Human Resources.  The Company will promptly investigate all complaints and take appropriate remedial action, depending on the results of the investigation and the particular circumstances in the case.  You will not be penalized or retaliated against for making a complaint or a report of a matter that you believe is in violation of this policy.

The Company will continue to be guided and motivated by this policy and, with the cooperation of all employees, will continue actively pursuing the goal of equal opportunity throughout the Company.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice at the discretion of the Company.