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Team Lead



Sales & Business Development
Aurora, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: [[Aurora,IL]]

Division: [[Solutions ]]
Job Posting Title: [[Team Lead]]
Time Type: [[Full-Time]]

Department: Admin Corporate Ops Safety Training

FLSA Status: Exempt Non-Exempt

Job Status: F/T P/T Temporary

Amount of Travel Required (%): 0%

Reports To: Supervisor

Direct Reports: None

System Job Title: Logistics Coordinator (LGC-03)

Team Lead



The Logistics Coordinator has general responsibility for coordinating and supervising all operational activities, which they are assigned to daily. Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor, the Operations Lead is responsible for supervision of the associates dedicated to the warehousing, receiving, and shipping of product in their area in a manner consistent with company service and cost objectives.

As part of the DSV team, Associates are expected to meet company objectives in the areas of performance, safety, and quality. Associates are expected to comply with all corporate and site-specific policies.


Training Responsibilities:

  • Will mentor and train new and existing associates in specific distribution activities to help achieve established customer demands
  • Will train new and existing associates on current Standard Operating Procedures, which includes but is not limited to shipping, receiving, picking, and/or quality control
  • Will assist in forklift operation and certification for new and existing associates

Shipping/Receiving Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate unloading of inbound shipments, orderly stacking of product, and the picking and staging of outbound shipments in accordance with the highest possible levels of productivity. Verify required inbound/outbound paperwork with drivers, ensuring that all products are properly counted.
  • Efficiently and accurately load orders according to the appropriate doors and trailers.
  • All shipping/receiving/picking functions will be processed as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Research discrepancies that may occur in the shipping and receiving process.

Customer Service:

  • Responsible for always conducting yourself in a professional manner in appearance and communications.
  • May communicate with customers telephonically, electronically, or in person.
  • Prepare required activity reports accurately and efficiently for site management.

Quality Control Responsibilities:

  • The quality control functions include but are not limited to using the appropriate documentation to ensure all product and/or orders are received or shipped correctly, and accurately picked
  • Will verify products and/or orders meet quality standards, including reporting any damages or discrepancies. Will stack, package, shrink wrap, and label product(s)
  • All quality control functions will be processed as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Reports inconsistencies and/or problems to the Operations Supervisor or Operations Manager.
  • Participates in quality meetings.

Safety, Housekeeping, and Compliance:

  • Knowledgeable and complies with relevant ISO standards that impact this position, department and company.
  • Responsible for executing all safety protocols.
  • Will accomplish all job tasks in a manner that promotes safety
  • Responsible for cleanliness of warehouse
  • Maintain a clean, neat, orderly work area, and assist in security of the warehouse
  • Will comply with all Standard Operating Procedures, corporate and site-specific policies, safety rules, and OSHA/ MSDS Standards
  • Participates in safety meetings.

Labor Management:

  • Direct the operations of the warehouse work team to achieve prescribed objectives.
  • Assist associates and temporary labor in the completion of productivity sheets and accurate capture of production and payroll hours.
  • Assist Supervisor in maintaining the level of employees consistent with a productive workforce.
  • Participate in establishing work schedules.
  • Ensure that the schedules are correctly implemented and that jobs are assigned effectively and completed properly.
  • Assist the Operations Supervisor in ensuring that all associates handle products according to all prescribed quality procedures and guidelines.

Responsibility and Authority:

  • Participates in department meetings.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality system; to identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system; to initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • All non-conformities are to be immediately brought to the attention of the Quality Department

Equipment Operation:

  • In performing assigned duties, the equipment used can include but is not limited to:
    • sit-down, stand-up, reach truck, sweeper scrubber, scissor lift, cherry picker, Aisle Master or pallet jack.
  • Associates are responsible for the upkeep of equipment and reporting of equipment problems.
  • On a daily basis, associates will inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.
  • Associates will operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.
  • Associates must maintain an active forklift certification.


  • Perform or assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance as assigned.


  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Work overtime as dictated by business whether mandatory or voluntary
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • None


Education and/or Experience

    • Must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED).
    • 1 year experience working in a logistics/distribution/relevant environment.
    • Able to operate MHE.
  • Must be able to work in unregulated temperatures within the warehouse during the warmer and colder months can range from mild to moderate

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • Satisfactory completion of a forklift training program


Computer Skills

  • Basic computer skills
  • RF Scanners
  • WMS functions

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)

Mathematical Skills

  • Basic to intermediate level to verify quantities of product, count inventory, or perform other duties associated with handling, storing, and distributing client products.


  • Strong attention to detail accuracy and accomplish job task in a timely manner.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to effectively adapt to change and thrive in a stimulating, fast-paced work environment.


  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a warehouse/logistics/distribution environment
  • 2-4 years proven forklift experience
  • Current or prior MHE certification



  • Handling/Fingering, Sitting


  • Bending


  • Walking and Standing

Ability to Lift/Carry and Push/Pull

  • 21-50 pounds
    • Reach above shoulder, reach outward, squat, or kneel.

Other Physical Requirements:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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