Warehouse Associate - Inbound Lead 3rd shift in Florence, AL at AWBC

Date Posted: 3/25/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

American Wholesale Book Company (AWBC) is based in Florence, Alabama, and provides complete wholesale and distribution services for Books-A-Million, 2nd & Charles stores, books-a-million.com and other retailers across the Southeast.
Become part of the dedicated team that gets product out to our stores and customers.

What you will love about working here:
Earn More - Competitive hourly rate with the opportunity to earn incentives based on productivity
Career Development - We are dedicated to developing talented people and there are opportunities for advancement and learning new skills within AWBC
Benefits - Our Benefits include Health/Dental/Vision insurance, as well as Paid Vacation time, 401k retirement plan with company match and a discount at our stores
Stay Active - Our work is fast paced and you will be on the move your entire shift
Team Culture - You'll be part of a dedicated team of Associates. We like to have fun while we work!

Job Description

Reporting to the 3rd shift Manager, the Inbound Lead provides leadership and direction to Inbound Warehouse Associates including pre-shift work planning and delegation/assignment of work each shift. Additionally, the Inbound Lead is responsible for completing the work of an Inbound Warehouse Associate. Working collaboratively with the Inbound Manager, the Inbound Lead assists in ensuring that operations align with company-wide strategies and initiatives.


  • Prepare and communicate daily work plans and goals based on facility needs
  • Complete all reporting required for pre and post shift and provide operational data from Inbound Processes
  • Work closely with Inbound Manager to achieve budgeted UPH and quality standards
  • Facilitate effective communication to associates in the department through daily huddles
  • Perform routine Inbound Warehouse Associate duties, including but not limited to scanning, counting, and stacking items onto carts/shelves, in a fast and accurate manner
  • Move product using a forklift
  • Responsible for following and promoting all safety rules, regulations and guidelines daily
  • Ensure that operations are aligned and performed to achieve Inbound key performance indicators including productivity, quality, and safety
  • Monitor work processes to determine how current processes could be improved from a productivity, quality, or safety perspective
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of related warehouse operations experience
  • Prior leadership experience strongly preferred


  • Proven ability to lead work teams successfully, while displaying core leadership skills
  • Prior experience using radio-frequency scanner preferred.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Forklift certified or become forklift certified and be able to retain certification
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office and Outlook)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships with management, senior management, and corporate office personnel
  • Ability to make on the spot decisions based on training and experience

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Stand for long period of time, up to 4 continuous hours, 8 – 12 hours during a shift
  • Walk up to 8 miles a day. Walking short distances through the department/building
  • Use hands/arms to operate required equipment and repetitive motion activities
  • Lift objects up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device
  • Bend, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills

Must be able to work in variable work locations



About American Wholesale Book Company

American Wholesale Book Company, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law

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