Shipping & Receiving Specialist - Northbrook

Posted Date: Dec- 2-2018

Job ID: 12801

Job Function: Retail Operations

City: Northbrook

State: Illinois

Store: Northbrook


What's cool about this job

Our Shipping and Receiving Specialists make sure merchandise is safely and properly received and shipped out. Your focus is on executing store shipping/receiving/reverse logistics functions alone or as assigned by Store Management. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Receives vendor and internal shipments
  • Prices, organizes, evaluates or ships customer and product quality returns according to stated REI policies and procedures
  • Identifies opportunities to return product back into inventory that can be restocked and sold in-store
  • Processes and tracks customer mail-outs, inventory transfers, vendor or quality returns in a timely and accurate fashion according to REI procedures
  • Creates the needed flow of merchandise to the selling floor or stock as required
  • Performs recurring cycle counts and audits of targeted inventory as requested
  • Provides warehouse support, stocking or inventory functions as required
  • Follows loss prevention and safety procedures as directed by store leadership
  • Assumes responsibility for other functions as requested such as recycling, trash removal or simple maintenance tasks
  • Assists with sale preparation or damage and Garage Sale set up as requested

Bring your passion and expertise

You’re an effective communicator. You’re a master-mover of merchandise. You thrive in warehouse and shipping/receiving environments. You would be dedicated to quality control and continually seek methods to improve processes and decrease defects. Here are some skills we think make for a great fit for our team:

  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds periodically for up to two hours
  • Ability to safely operate power material handling equipment as necessary
  • Basic computer skills which include Outlook email and Microsoft Word
  • Previous experience in a warehouse, retail or shipping/receiving environment (preferred)
  • Detail-orientation in performing accurate transactions
  • Self-motivated and multi-tasks with minimal supervision
  • Proactively meets both internal and external customer needs
  • Effective work methods and consistently meets commitments
  • Uses sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Effective communication skills-- clear, concise and positive

Why you'll love it here

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes: 
  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance 
  • Healthcare coverage for full-time employees
  • A competitive bonus/ incentive program 
  • REI Retirement Plan 
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount 
  • Paid time off 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities 

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NEW YORK CORRECTION LAW
ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.