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1st Shift Warehouse Area Manager - Shipping

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21900 S. Wilmington Avenue, Carson, California, United States, 90810
Job TypeFull time

C.H. Robinson is seeking a 1st Shift Area Manager to oversee the shipping department at our Carson, CA distribution center. As an Area Manager, you will supervise all day-to-day functions of the shipping department’s warehouse operations, maintaining optimum productivity levels and cost of services provided to our branch customers.

Your ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the organization will be essential as you provide guidance and leadership to our dedicated Supervisors and collaborate with various branch teams to ensure accountability. If you're a leader who can steer operations with passion and purpose, we invite you to apply today and contribute to C.H. Robinson’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence!


  • Promote and educate Distribution Center staff on the Distribution Center Model vision, guiding principles, and strategy

  • Develop and maintain expertise in fresh supply inventory, production processes, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing productivity

  • Establish and maintain metrics for evaluating operational and economic performance in receiving, shipping, inventory, production, and service level offerings

  • Ensure timely product delivery in line with quality, condition, and food safety protocols while overseeing the procurement of essential supplies, packaging, and raw materials

  • Operate cost-consciously to achieve budget objectives

  • Review equipment preventative maintenance schedules and work orders

  • Reinforce a culture of safety throughout the facility ensuring safety and sanitation schedules comply with HAACP, OSHA, and Primus Inspection Standards

  • Work with leadership to develop and execute standard operating procedures, conducting gap analysis as needed

  • Identify and address areas for improvement by making recommendations and implementing approved changes, utilizing root cause problem-solving techniques to drive process improvement

  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment while driving a culture of open communication and continuous improvement

  • Contribute to talent recruitment, selection, promotion, and development, supporting employees in achieving their career goals aligned with individual and organizational objectives

  • Define and implement employee role accountabilities and expectations, manage performance, and provide coaching and mentoring to foster growth

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a warehouse, distribution center, and/or manufacturing operations environment

  • Knowledge of efficient and safe warehousing practices

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50lbs

  • Applicants in a warehouse role must complete a pre-employment drug screen as part of a conditional job offer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate information and/or instructions

  • Delivers detail oriented, accurate and organized results under pressure 

  • Demonstrates the desire to operate in an entrepreneurial, multi-task environment

  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran 


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $22 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms and rank in the FORTUNE 200. We’ve been an innovator in logistics for over 100 years. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for more than 90,000 customers and 450,000 contract carriers on our platform. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses.

As a responsible global citizen, we contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to us and our people. FORTUNE has named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2024, showcasing our position as a leader in our industry. Our commitment to excellence is further affirmed by being named a Great Place to Work 2023-24 by the Great Place to Work Institute, one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity and one of America’s Greatest Workplaces in 2023 by Newsweek. Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world. For more information, visit us at

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