2nd Shift - Inbound Warehouse Associate Lead

HD Supply Northlake, IL

About the Job

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HD Supply is seeking a Lead Warehouse Associate to coach, train and develop 10-15 Warehouse Associates in our Northlake, IL Distribution Center.  The selected candidate must be willing to lead by example and perform the duties alongside his/her team.  Our Northlake DC was awarded as one of the top DCs in the company for 2020!


Where: Northlake, IL (635 Northwest Ave)

Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule:  Monday to Friday: 3 p.m.-11:30 p.m., overtime as needed

* Don't worry, we think you'll love it here! HD Supply's company culture and top-notch benefits are unparalleled. However, you must remain employed a minimum of 90 days in order to receive the first $500 Sign-on bonus and remain employed 180 days to receive the second $500 bonus payout.


Watch the video below to preview of what to expect while working at HD Supply



HD Supply Offers:

  • Monday – Friday Schedule 
  • Competitive Pay
  • Benefits Eligibility after 90 days (Medical, Life, Dental, Vision, 401k)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Floating Holidays, Wellness Day)
  • Sick Leave
  • Opportunities for Annual and/or Referral Bonuses
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth within our $6 billion (and growing) company 

Must-haves to apply for this job:

  • 18+ months of warehouse experience, preferably in a shipping or outbound department.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of warehouse operations, products.
  • Ability to professionally lead staff by example and handle light supervisory duties. Familiar with training and coaching techniques.
  • Ability to change or adapt work practices, priorities, or procedures.
  • Ability to think and take constructive action in work-related matters

What will give you an edge:

  • MHE (Material Handling Equipment) experience using stand-up forklift, cherry picker, reach truck and electric pallet jack
  • Experience leading a team
  • SAP or other WMS systems experience


Watch the video below to learn more about HD Supply and what it's like to work here:

Job Summary

Perform general warehouse operations and support management by acting as first line of assistance for associates. Dependent on volume/size of the facility, may have specialized tasks or have a generalized role working in all departments.


Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Coaches and trains lower level warehouse associates on the proper execution of warehouse duties, ensures policies and procedures are followed.
  • Exhibits detailed knowledge of all warehouse roles and is qualified in all aspects of warehouse operations.
  • Safely operates forklift or other machinery in order to complete tasks such as loading, unloading, sorting, picking, stocking, staging, and transportation of goods, operate pallet jacks, or other machinery in order to complete tasks such as unloading, sorting, staging and transporting products.
  • Verifies and enters data into the system.
  • Maintains condition of work area.
  • Stocks product in designated location or locates to pull correct quantities to fulfill customer orders and meet productivity and accuracy goals.
  • May also complete tasks such as receiving, returns, inventory, order layout, data entry, and load trucks considering cubic weight, size and characteristics of load.

Nature and Scope

  • May modify processes to resolve situations.
  • Under limited supervision, relies on experience and exercises independent judgment to determine the best approach to achieve desired outcomes. Course of action is often determined by interpreting procedures and policies. Work typically involves periodic review of output by a supervisor or direct customers of the process.
  • Is sought out and/or assigned to provide general guidance/direction, training, and technical assistance to junior level support personnel. Contributes to employees' professional development but does not have hiring/firing authority.

Work Environment

  • Typically located in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors that may cause noticeable discomfort or a moderate risk of accident or illness, such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noises, and fumes.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds in a physical environment. Ability to stand for periods of time up to and exceeding 60 minutes. Ability to make repetitive movements, such as using a 10-key or calculator, bending, or squatting.
  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Education and Experience

  • Technical certification or associate degree may be required in some areas. Generally 5-7 years of experience in a related area of responsibility.