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Lead Receiving Associate

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Location: Nashville, TN, United States

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives and inspects incoming merchandise to ensure that delivery matches packing slip.
  • Examines incoming stock items for wear or defects, reporting any damage to supervisor or vendor.
  • Sorts, organizes, and labels merchandise with appropriate stock/inventory control codes.
  • Performs scheduled cycle counts of product for inventory and enters data manually in computer to ensure information is updated.
  • Loads truck with packed orders in an organized and specified sequence.
  • Reads pick tickets, prioritizing most critical orders, and verifies item picked matches the pick tickets.
  • Packs and unpacks items to be stocked on shelves following a set of specific instructions or procedures.
  • Sends picked orders to the packing department after verifying item is free of defects or damage.
  • Moves completed orders to appropriate shipment locations.
  • Operates forklift to lift or place merchandise in their appropriate locations on shelves.
  • Ensures that warehouse is kept orderly, organized, and clean during production and at the end of the shift.
  • Occasionally moves company vehicles and motorized equipment.
  • Communicates issues to supervisor for resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High school degree or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in a warehouse or distribution center.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a warehouse/distribution center lead, supervisory, or managerial role.
  • Skills
    • Programs used:
      • FACTS
      • Outlook
      • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Abilities
      • Ability to work independently, prioritize work and perform multiple tasks.
      • Analytical ability including basic math skills.
      • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and climb stairs, stretch, and bend.
      • Ability to navigate websites and able to see, review, and interpret computer images and written documents.
      • Must have excellent time management, negotiation, critical thinking, decision making, and organizational skills as well as attention to detail.
      • Excellent communication skills including speaking, reading, and writing in the English language with the ability to converse verbally with others on the phone and/or in person.
      • Must have outstanding customer service skills with the ability to interpret customer needs as well as demonstrate a customer service mindset when dealing with internal and external customers.

Working Conditions

This position is a full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM position*. Excellent attendance, punctuality, and working a flexible schedule, including weekends, is required.

*Hours may vary.

Physical Requirements/Equipment Used

Physical requirements include:

Lifting up to 100 pounds while demonstrating safety techniques

Moving about the warehouse and loading dock area majority of the day

Exiting and entering vehicles several times per day

Must be able to climb stairs, crouch, bend, stoop, kneel, and work in small spaces

and various climates.

Equipment used include:

Desktop computer and mouse/tablet.

Telephone, cellphone, fax machine, GPS.

Forklift and motorized pallet jack.

Scanning equipment, such as RF scanners

Motor vehicles, such as vans and trucks.


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