Warehouse/Inventory Manager

Global Schoolwear is looking for a results-driven, hands-on leader to join the Downers Grove, IL location as a Warehouse Manager to support our online Tommy Hilfiger school uniform business. The primary function of this position will be to provide leadership and oversee shipping and receiving operations, maintain inventory, and focus on warehouse safety and quality control.  This person will work hand-in-hand with our Value-Added-Services Manager and report to the Head of Distribution.  


  • Strategically manage warehouse in compliance with company’s vision

  • Oversee receiving, shipping, inventory management aspects of distribution center

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures 

  • Help integrate and train the warehouse staff on WMS platform

  • Initiate, coordinate and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures

  • Manage stock control and reconcile with WMS platform

  • Liaise with suppliers and transport companies

  • Recruit, select, orient, coach and motivate full-time and seasonal employees

  • Produce reports and statistics regularly (WMS platform)

  • Execute daily stock replenishment movements real-time in WMS (Stock transfers)

  • Overseeing stock location placement and put-away methodology in WMS (directed put-away by type, velocity, etc)

  • Improve and enforce shipping & receiving programs

  • Ensure outbound shipment requests are executed in a timely manner for the supply chain and manufacturing teams

  • Ensure accurate receiving and put away procedures are followed for inbound shipments

  • Oversee teams of order handlers to pull correct product for production team in a timely and efficient manner (production replenishment)

  • Manage team to comply with all productivity and time standards for warehouse function to ensure efficiencies are met

  • Set & enforce productivity standards


  • Demonstrated ability in Operations/Warehouse Management work and process improvement is essential

  • Must exhibit strong data analysis and decision making capabilities

  • Self-starter with ability to drive improvements in operational processes

  • Able to communicate effectively with others and establish credibility

  • Schedule flexibility during peak season (July through mid-September)

  • Strong knowledge of warehousing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Set aggressive targets and meets them in a challenging and complex environment

  • Picks up knowledge quickly, strong leadership, highly reliable and positive attitude

  • Ability to motivate, energize and influence others

  • Microsoft Office proficiency a must (Outlook, Excel)

  • People Management, Supervision, Data Entry Skills, Data Entry Management, Data Processing, Dependability, Reporting Skills, Analyzing Information, Deadline-Oriented

  • BS degree in logistics, supply chain management or business administration, preferred


  • Schedule: M-F day shift, 40+ hours/week (Evening and weekend hours should be expected during peak season)

  • Full benefits, including: 401k, health insurance (medical, dental, vision), vacation/holiday/sick pay, bonuses, and more


Contact Us

For more information or to apply for a position, please email [email protected].