IDC Team Lead - Distribution in Houston, Texas


Essendant is a pure wholesale distributor of a broad range of business products including office, janitorial, break room and industrial supplies. We “win from the middle of the supply chain” by enabling the success of our suppliers, our reseller customers, our associates, and the communities we serve. By stocking a broad range of products across key market channels, and by offering sophisticated logistical capabilities and innovative value-added services, we enable our resellers to respond efficiently to the demand for business products from millions of consumers. By giving our suppliers logistical excellence and broad market reach, we enable their success.

Join Essendant, a Fortune 500 company, and you’ll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that uniquely meets theneeds of you and your family.

Essendant is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

*Primary Purpose *

Specialized skill Distribution role. Individual may work in any of a variety of Distribution and/or Operations Support functional areas.

Major Responsibilities

  • Performs all regularly assigned duties and responsibilities of a Distribution Associate.

  • Monitors activity to promote a safe work environment.

  • Monitors tasks and workflow to ensure that department priorities and goals are met.

  • Provides task-related guidance and direction to associates.

  • Assists Manager/Supervisor with daily assessing, planning, and scheduling of workflow.

  • Advises Manager/Supervisor of observable associate performance & behavior.

  • Informs Manager/Supervisor of operational issues and/or problems.

  • Conducts training for new associates as needed.

  • Understands and demonstrates Essendant's Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Ability to perform the accountabilities and tasks of the function within established productivity requirements and in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures, rules or established processes along with established quality guidelines and expectations.

  • Ability to operate equipment in a safe and controlled manner, i.e., box erector, tape machine, Taylor Dunn, pallet jack and walkie-rider.

  • Ability to appropriate technology in an effective manner in performance of the function, i.e., pick-to-voice, computer, scanner, etc.

  • Ability to perform all tasks in a safe manner, following all safety rules and guidelines.

  • Ability to maintain a clean, organized work area; ability to assist with housekeeping tasks in the facility/work area.

  • Assist and/or help out in other Distribution Associate 1 and 2 functions as required.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written).

  • Solid math and analytical/problems solving skills

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum two years of Warehouse/Distribution-related experience required.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in a fast-paced environment.

Requisition Number: 16-1969

Title: Team Lead - Distribution

City: Houston

State: Tx

Zip Code: 77040