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Warehouse Specialist II, Shipping

Founded in Japan in 1887, Kao is passionate about making a difference in people's lives with our high quality products and services to create a Kirei Life for all - a beautiful life that respects the needs of our consumers and customers as well as the planet. We never compromise on quality and craft our products with care for the consumer and the environment.

As a company driven by purpose and strong corporate values we pride ourselves to be listed among the World's Most Ethical Companies since 16 consecutive years. Our corporate philosophy, the Kao Way, guides us in everything we do - acting with integrity, courageously driving innovation and treating each other with trust and respect.

The role:

The Warehouse Specialist II, Shipping role is a highly organized, detail-oriented specialist overseeing all outbound activities, including inventory control as it relates to picking and shipping. This position will coordinate the picking, shipping, transportation arrangements while assisting with resolving inventory issues.  Ability to communicate effectively with others is a must while maintaining relationships with internal and external customers to streamline and optimize order flow throughout the operation.
Working cooperatively with leaders and peers is critical to success in this role. Effective two-way communication is essential to make recommendations for process improvements.
Must be a role model in demonstrating passion for the business while following safe practices and company policies at all times.

At Kao, we offer an amazing benefits that are available to you on your first day of employment (healthcare, 401(k) plus company match, etc.), 34 total days off (vacation + holidays + sick) and a reasonable pay range of $25/hr. - $30/hr.

What you will do:

  • Guide daily disposition and quality of all outbound shipments.
    • Communicate with carriers and Kao associates to prioritize outbound material flow and resolve issues.
    • Ensure all orders are shipped error-free.
    • Work within all DOT requirements as they relate to outbound freight.
  • Ensure accuracy of all Salon inventory.
    • Perform quality audits of any outbound functions necessary to maintain inventory integrity.
    • Replenishments tasks are audited as needed.
  • Committed to driving space efficiency through FIFO picking and timely replenishment of product.
  • Monitor performance of outbound department through maintenance and analysis of performance data.
    • Generate shipping reports daily.
    • Communicate operational & departmental information to leadership.
  • Produce/analyze outbound results, identifying trends and proposing solutions to issues.
  • Own the disposition of all customer compliance requirements.
  • Collaborate with leadership in the development of operational activity strategic plans, all compliance Initiatives Including assistance with ISO 9000 compliance. 

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in distribution environment.
  • Working knowledge of domestic and international shipping protocol and retail customer compliance.
  • Experience and knowledge of ERP systems; proficiency in SAP preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of distribution operations for the retail sector.
  • Minimum of five years of executing shipping processes in a distribution environment.
  • Experience completing and documenting outbound trailer inspections.
  • Working with carriers to coordinate outbound pickups, acumen to prioritize shipments and picking activity.
  • Skilled at maintaining and updating an outbound freight schedule.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of performing quality audits.
  • Skilled in the processing and disposition of all customer-specific shipping requirements.
  • History of effective problem analysis, critical thinking and problem resolution at the functional level.
  • Willingness to become a forklift certification trainer.

How we work: Having been selected among the World´s Most Ethical Companies for 18 consecutive years, we are a company with a purpose and strong corporate values. We never compromise on quality and craft our products with care for the consumer and the environment. At Kao, each employee can actively shape their job and their career. We work collaboratively to achieve our common goals, always aiming to deliver the best for our customers.

What we offer: A friendly and flexible work environment with competitive salaries, benefits package, ongoing development and the opportunity to enhance your skills and deliver tangible results. At Kao your voice will be heard. Your opinion really counts. We believe that change comes from taking opportunities into your own hands, so we value and reward entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.

Hiring Process: Kao embraces the diversity and the individual personalities of its people because we believe it is diversity that makes us strong. This is why we welcome applications from all areas of the global community. 

Want to learn more: If you feel you are as unique as our products and want to find out why 33,000 people across the globe opted for a career with us please visit our Americas website (https://www.kao.com/americas/en/).

EOE, including disability/vets

Job Title
Warehouse Specialist II, Shipping
Posted On
June 21, 2024
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