Shipping Supervisor

Clearance Level
Sterling, Virginia

REQ#: RQ60322

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a talented operations professional to support missions of the U.S. Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), and Countermeasures Directorate (DS/C), under the Global Security Engineering and Supply Chain (GSE&SC) contract. A leader in global supply chain management services, GDIT will provide these world-class supply chain services and solutions in a fast paced environment, comparable to commercial 3PL industry standards.

Supervises and directs distribution center Warehouse Technicians (Techs) for outbound operations.

Job Summary

The Shipping Supervisor is responsible for first-line management and overall performance of the shipping operational processes. This position is responsible for preparing and planning strategies to meet the department’s daily, weekly, and monthly goals. This position is also responsible for meeting Customer Service Level Agreement (SLA) levels for the processes under his/her supervision. Responsibilities also include coaching and managing associates to high performance standards and recognizing individual and team success. The Warehouse Supervisor works in concert with the senior management team in the pursuit of operational excellence and the facility’s all-around success.

Primary Responsibilities

Shipping operational responsibilities include supervising the daily work and safety of Warehouse Techs engaged in shipment loading. Responsibilities also include conducting shipping and loading audits daily.

Conducts audits daily ensuring all required documentation is accurately completed and that material is handled and stored correctly with a minimum potential for loss.

Achieve performance goals and objectives in the areas of productivity, accuracy and expense control, as depicted by the budget.

Make appropriate improvements to department processes and procedures.

Participate with the distribution center managers in the hiring of skilled Warehouse Techs.

Develop individual associate’s skills, standards and morale through training and coaching.

Direct, support and delegate tasks as appropriate to an individual Warehouse Tech’s skill level.

Give consistent and thorough feedback to Warehouse Techs, conduct timely Performance Appraisals, and deliver disciplinary action if necessary.

Understand and effectively communicate company policies to ensure compliance and consistent administration.

Read, understand and analyze daily, weekly, and monthly operational reports; use these reports to evaluate department’s performance.

Compute figures to accurately plan/adjust headcount to meet department’s objectives.

Foster communication and teamwork among staff to ensure accomplishment of operational goals.

Develop and execute daily and weekly action plans to meet department and distribution center performance expectations.

Understand and use Warehousing/Distribution technology (i.e. WMS where appropriate, hardware and software components) and maintain control of department functions and procedures.

Represent the Warehouse/GDIT in a professional manner, promoting GDIT policies and programs and approaching challenges in a positive manner.

Understand all safety procedures; ensure safe work practices are followed and maintain a safe work environment.

Participates in special projects as required.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related administrative discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work/military experience.


Minimum of two (2) years of work related experience in a warehouse environment is required.

Experience with supervising in an automated material handling environment is preferred.

Experience and working knowledge of warehouse systems, processes and productivity standards (WMS, LMS, SPC - statistical process control - and related ability to recognize, articulate and address variances in processes).

Computation/mathematical ability and reading comprehension of technical/financial materials and reports.

Knowledge of personal computer (PC) applications.

Eagerness and ability to learn - absorb new information quickly.

Initiative to work with minimal instruction and direction.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Positive associate relations skills; ability to direct, coach, support, and delegate and maintain morale.

Demonstrated responsibility, maturity and leadership ability.

Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem solving ability.

Possess a sense of urgency required to work in a deadline driven environment.

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret government clearance.









We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.