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Warehouse Team Leader

Department: LOG Warehouse
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Warehouse Supervisor
Position Supervises: N/A
Pay Level: Non Union Hourly
FLSA Status: Non-exempt



Position Summary:

Responsible for the efficient flow of merchandise into and out of the distribution center (DC) by receiving, putting away product, filling store orders and loading outbound product onto trailers while monitoring and ensuring safety, product accuracy and quality. Assist in monitoring work flow, identifying opportunities for improvement and resolving production issues through communication and teamwork. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work as a team leader to assist in all DC functionality
  • Execute team lead duties within established engineered labor standards
  • Identify and troubleshoot production issues and communicate to supervision for resolution
  • Assist supervisors in assigning resources
  • Provide training and lead daily huddles and other team meetings
  • Coach/direct team members in the performance of their duties; provide frequent feedback
  • Operate industrial equipment in a safe/efficient manner
  • Verify/keep records on incoming shipments and route records to processing areas
  • Select orders according to preferred methods
  • Follow voice commands and/or read orders to ascertain whether the correct case number and quantity of merchandise has been selected
  • Obtain merchandise from bins/shelves/pick slots
  • Build pallets and sort merchandise
  • Wrap completed store orders and submit orders to shipping
  • Load shipments onto trucks in a safe/efficient manner
  • Complete outbound product paperwork
  • Use power lift equipment to move incoming merchandise from the receiving area to the proper location in the warehouse
  • Separate and move pallets
  • Replenish order selection locations
  • Learn to operate special, job-specific equipment, machinery and/or tools
  • Maintain flexibility to work weekends, nights, overtime and holidays on a regular basis
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Must be at least age 18
  • 2 years of DC experience as a production associate
  • Strong computer skills using operating production system to track production flow
  • Ability to train, coach and develop associates
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and team members
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to work through problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Accuracy and a high attention to detail
  • Ability to meet production standards
  • Ability to work within set timeframes and fixed deadlines

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • High school education or general education degree (GED)
  • Prior coaching, team lead and/or training experience


Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.



Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Shift(s): Day; Evening

Regions: South


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Manager, Management

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