The Estee Lauder Companies Distribution Supervisor - 1st Shift in Blaine, Minnesota

Distribution Supervisor - 1st Shift

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Position Purpose:

Manage replenishment and putaway functions to ensure timely picking and processing of customer orders and stock transfer orders. Manage all picking functions for all order types to ensure accuracy of product picked. Manage the sort-to-stage and manifesting functions, to ensure that all orders are prepared for shipment and shipped accurately, efficiently and on-time. Manage shipping and receiving functions to ensure proper and timely loading and unloading of trailers and containers. Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.

Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.

Each Aveda employee will actively participate in the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program and is required to follow all safety practices and procedures.

Description of Duties:

  • Responsible for all training requirements including initial, follow-up and special training, including cross-training team members to ensure coverage in all areas

  • Conduct daily 3-5 minute presort meeting as well as other meetings, including safety and any special meetings as needed. Effectively communicate daily the DC status with shifts before and after.

  • Manage replenishment function ensuring that all Transfer Requests (TR’s) and Putaways are processed timely and accurately

  • Manage supply storage area. Update supply inventory spreadsheet weekly. Replenish work areas with supplies throughout the DC as needed.

  • Manage general warehouse and hazardous materials storage room to ensure proper segregation and separation rules for product are being followed.

  • Work with Inventory and Returns Supervisor and Analysts to ensure all Inventory support functions, including cycle counting and bin/location audits are completed timely and properly

  • Assist Inventory and Returns Supervisor in overseeing/managing write-off process ensuring that proper documentation and disposition codes are completed

  • Responsible for administering equipment control process, including for all lift trucks, RF guns, printers, pick-to-voice headsets, etc.

  • Responsible for employee relations issues including: recruiting, hiring, performance reviews, terminations, enforcing workplace harassment issues and managing timekeeping systems to ensure compliance with attendance policy and unapproved overtime

  • Manage workforce to achieve targeted productivity measures of picks/Hour and Labor costs per lines picked. Achieve this by fully utilizing the workforce, ie, moving the workforce to where the work is and planning for seasonal or special fluctuations in volume.

  • Responsible for communicating and enforcing all of the Aveda safety policies and safe work methods, including lift truck safety

  • Conduct daily audits on a percentage of all shipments processed in the 110 and 120 pick areas both in PCS and PUPS locations to ensure that the orders are picked complete and packed properl

  • Responsible for auditing pallets to ensure proper pallet building procedures are being used and that the pallets are fully packed and properly wrapped before being moved into the shipping lanes or on a trailer

  • Supervise all picking functions including loose pick (110), case pick (120), full pallet (310) and Hazmat (330). Measure pick rate throughput hourly to ensure pick rate goal is being met.

  • Perform daily auditing of 110 picks to ensure proper packing in cartons to minimize damage to product during shipping.

  • Manage all shipping and receiving functions, processes, procedures, including receiving appointment scheduling.

  • Conduct daily and periodic audits of outbound loading process to ensure proper weight balance, segregation and blocking/bracing on trailer/container, and make sure pallets are in good condition and shipment is complete.

  • Conduct daily and periodic audits of receiving/unloading process to ensure product is checked in properly and staged properly for putaway.

  • Conduct daily and periodic audits of staging lanes for proper placement of pallets for shipping and receiving.

  • Other duties, tasks and projects as assigned.



Bachelors degree or 2 years supervisory experience


2 years in a supervisory position in a similar work environment


  • Must have superior leadership, communication and multitasking skills.

  • Experience with MS products and SAP desired. May be trained and certified to operate all lift equipment.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, stand and walk for long periods, and work in a warehouse environment that is not climate controlled.

Job: Distribution / Warehouse

Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 183793