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Shipping & Receiving Coordinator



Richmond, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Job Details

Full Time
Distribution - Shipping

Shipping & Receiving Coordinator

About TemperPack

TemperPack is a rapidly growing company based in Richmond, Virginia and Las Vegas, NV. We design and manufacture innovative, sustainable packaging components for cold-chain shipping of food and pharmaceutical products. The markets we serve have an urgent need for disruptive, sustainable alternatives to replace the wide array of non-sustainable packaging materials conventionally used in the cold-chain, such as Styrofoam coolers. Our aspiration is to provide packaging solutions that customers and end-consumers feel great about using.

Job Title: Shipping/Receiving Coordinator

Supervisor’s Title: Scott Karpen

Department: WaveKraft

Location: RVA

Location: 4403 Carolina Ave, Richmond, VA 23222

Job Description

The role of the Purchasing & Inventory Coordinator is to manage and optimize the procurement process from ordering to receiving, while maintaining accurate inventory levels at all times. The candidate will monitor and reconciliate inventory levels to support organizational objectives and daily manufacturing activities using an ERP. The candidate will also be managing relationships with suppliers to ensure best pricing, and timely and accurate delivery of goods and services. At times, the Purchasing & Inventory Coordinator may be asked to drive and collect parts at vendors, and/or help with manufacturing activities and/or travel.

Essential Job Functions:

· Maintain excellent relationships with vendors and suppliers

· Review purchase requests from internal stakeholders

· Conduct market research to identify & audit new suppliers and vendors

· Generate purchase orders

· Lead vendor negotiation

· Track inventory and hold vendors/suppliers accountable

· Troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues that may arise in procurement process (late delivery, shortages, logistical complexities)

· Resolve vendor disputes and discrepancies

· Maintain records for orders, repairs, invoicing, returns/exchanges

· Lead and perform accurate inventory counts with internal stakeholders (Finance)

· Maintain a clean and organized work environment

· Receive and label parts into inventory following standard organizational practice

· Learn and use an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software

· Ability to control inventory levels, and reconciliate inventory based on manufacturing activities

· Ability to drive a forklift

· Ability to drive a box-truck

· Ability to help write and update manufacturing technical documents (Operating Manuals, SOPs, etc.)


Experience and Skills:

· Effective communication skills and proactive spirit

· Basic accounting knowledge

· Technical experience and writing skills preferred

· Experience with ERP software (Business Central ERP a plus)

· Experience with purchasing and inventory management software

· Impeccable attention to detail

· Ability to prioritize and self-direct decision-making

· Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

· Team-player


· Bachelor or Technical Degree (Business, Finance, Supply Chain)

Physical Requirements

· Be on your feet for 10-12 hours

· Able to lift 40 pounds unassisted.

· Able to reach, bend, kneel and climb while performing repetitive tasks

· Ability to work in hot and cold environments

· Able to correctly wear PPE for entire shifts

· Able to react and respond quickly to noises, smells, visual hazards, and alerts

TemperPack provides Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a covered veteran/reservist, and any other class of protected individuals, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit