Hometown: Siloam Springs
Where I Trained: Job Corps in Ozark
What I Earned: High school diploma, on-the-job training and welding certifications
Job Title: Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
Employer: Simmons Animal Nutrition
Mekenzie was promoted to shipping and receiving supervisor after three months at Simmons Animal Nutrition. She helped implement processes in her department that had a positive impact on her relationships with customers and suppliers. She wanted to create a streamlined process and develop a team of workers that could operate independently and successfully.
“I found that I have a love for creating processes, setting expectations, training and then following up to ensure everyone is fully understanding the processes,” Mekenzie said. “I love the team and culture we, as leadership, have built inside of our plant and would strongly encourage anyone to apply for our facility.”
Since Mekenzie was able to obtain advanced education in a relatively short amount of time, she has had opportunities to be promoted. Though she didn’t take the traditional college route, she has mastered her trade and has a successful career in a field she loves.
WHAT DOES A SHIPPING AND RECEIVING SUPERVISOR DO?
A shipping and receiving supervisor maintains supplies and inventory through product receipt, storage and delivery. They supervise employees who confirm and record shipment receipts, prepare shipping items and load and unload purchases. A supervisor can step into almost any role because of the knowledge and skills they must have in order to supervise employees’ processing and procedures.
A high school diploma or GED is required. There are benefits to pursuing higher education, but they are not required.
►Arkansas is ranked the No. 10 best state to work in shipping and receiving supervision, according to zippia.com.
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