Distribution Center Receiving Manager

MainGate Inc. - Indianapolis, IN (30+ days ago)

Job Title: Receiving Manager

Department: Shipping/Receiving Department

Reports To: Director of Operations


Receiving Manager is responsible for all tasks involved with smooth daily operations of the Receiving Department, includes processing, verification and record keeping on incoming shipments as well as hiring & training of Receiving Team Members and their productivity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following.

  • Supervise the activities of distribution staff engaged in receiving products.
  • Interview, select, and train warehouse and team lead personnel
  • Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities
  • Ensures timely and accurate input of all incoming product information through the Inventory Management System
  • Controls the flow of transfer product to the event staff and works with Production Manager and Shipping Manager to ensure orders are processed and completed within assigned deadlines.
  • Communicate daily with MainGate teams to direct workflow and ensure priority PO’s are processed accordingly.
  • Communicates with event department and Inventory Manager to schedule inbound and outbound transfers to and from MainGate warehouses.
  • General housekeeping, maintenance and organization of the dock and inventory areas.
  • Updates production and inventory reports to track and access levels workload and staffing demand.
  • Controls inbound flow of freight, must work closely with Shipping Manager
  • Solid communication skills to lead cross functional teams in achieving desired results
  • Coordinate budget goals based on business assessments and knowledge of field
  • Other duties may be assigned

Education and/or Experience

Three to five years industry experience required.

Degree from an accredited institution in business, management or related field

Personnel management experience needed

WMS/TWL experience a plus

Valid driver’s license

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • This position requires that the person be highly organized, self-motivated individual who can work independently.
  • Must have strong leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.
  • Will have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and comfortable with Internet and inventory control applications.
  • Ability to climb ladders.
  • Identifies key operational goals and opportunities to improve coaching of team members and increases in efficiencies.
  • Must inspire team members to success
  • Strong team player
  • Commitments to company’s mission and vision
  • Practice TCE (Total Customer Experience)
  • Practice TCE (Total Customer Experience)

Training Requirements

Proficient and highest level of knowledge on MainGate’s systems, policies & procedures.

General Safety

Forklift/Hi Lift/Pallet Jack Training

TCE Training

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages employees in the Receiving Department and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Physical Demands

Some physical exertion required.

Must occasionally lift and/or move 0 to 75 pounds.

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and occasionally bend and move about the facility.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Personal protective equipment not required.

Work Environment

Works in a distribution center environment. Distribution Center environment is not climate controlled. Will be exposed to dust, odors, and noise.

Job Type: Full-time


  • industry: 3 years


  • Associate


  • Indianapolis, IN