Shipping Coordinator

Empire Today Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Shipping Coordinator

Company Mission

Our overall mission is simple. We want Empire Today to be the place where our customers can have beautiful floors, made easy. Empire Today is one of the leaders in both residential and commercial installed flooring. We provide customers with options of name brand tile, wood, carpet, and window treatments, to name a few. With your help, Empire Today will continue to enable people to enhance the appearance of their home or business in the easiest way possible.

Business Area:

Empire Today's Human Resources department is a critical component to meeting our business needs through managing our most valuable resources our employees. The essential functions of the department include recruiting, safety, employee relations, compensation, benefits, compliance, and training and development.


The Shipping Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all incoming mail and packages are distributed to the correct departments. This position also fulfills requests for all shipments by preparing, scheduling, cost savings comparisons and tracking all items shipped out of the facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and log incoming shipments from Fed Ex, UPS, USPS, or other carriers. Deliver to appropriate departments.

  • Receive, sort, and deliver U.S. mail to appropriate departments accurately.

  • Gather and send interoffice email to offsite locations on the 1st and the 15th of the month.

  • Package material and prepare shipping labels for items sent to other markets or businesses as requested.

  • Track delivery for all shipments.

  • Evaluate shipping carriers and delivery timeframes to determine most cost-effective method.

  • Maintain adequate supply of all shipping materials.

  • Package and ship each market's payrolls for overnight delivery, with the installer payroll processed and shipped on a weekly basis and the associate payroll on a bi-weekly basis.

  • Ensure stock of office ink and toner cartridges for each department.

  • Maintain supply cage with ink and cartridges for all the copiers and printers. Making sure they are organized by printer/copier and then by department. Each printer/copier should have 1 back up in inventory always.

  • Monitor paper supply for copiers and replenish with request form every Friday.

  • Deliver 2 boxes of copy paper to each department every Friday.

  • Ensure that all shipping equipment is in working order.

  • Provide monthly cost savings report to determine effectiveness of shipping software.

  • Assist Facilities as needed.

  • Perform other duties as necessary or assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • One-year mail room experience.

  • High level computer skills with Outlook, Excel and Internet Explorer.

  • Good oral communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Excellent organization skills.

  • Good listening skills.

  • Ability to follow through on tasks with little supervision.

Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick online enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.

  • A premium 401K Investment Plan with a dollar for dollar match up to 4% with no vesting. Find another Company that can beat that!

  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family's health needs.

  • Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Dental Insurance Twice a year visits at no cost.

  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care

  • Wellness Program A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck

  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D

  • Short Term Disability Coverage

  • Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service

  • Empire Perks An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires.

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies' world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.



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