material handler resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Hardworking material handler with 10+ years of experience working closely with other staff and leaders to move goods efficiently. Team-player quick to communicate issues and work with others to resolve. Focused on best practice and continual process improvement. Productive individual known for performing tasks and job duties quickly and with minimal supervision. Safety-oriented individual with superior knowledge of safety protocols and practices. Detail oriented with extraordinary problem-solving abilities.

  • POS Systems
  • BOL knowledge
  • Warehouse Management
  • Materials handling
  • QC
  • Invoice verification
  • Sales
09/2014 to Current
Material Handler Inalfa Roof Systems Inc Acworth, GA,
  • Assisted warehouse staff in promoting top-level productivity and shipment accuracy.
  • Protected company inventory by maintaining and organizing storage areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices and company protocols to maintain workplace safety and efficiency.
  • Organized efficient daily work plans based on oral instructions and written directions to meet challenging objectives.
  • Operated equipment with focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Reported to freight coordinator, providing updates on anticipated task completion times to maintain timeline accountability.
  • Resolved conveyor system issues by clearing jams and blockages.
  • Palletized boxes to streamline movement and shipment.
  • Alerted purchasing team of shortages or damaged goods identified when unloading trucks.
  • Monitored dispatch board and adjusted call priorities regularly based on caller needs.
  • Tracked all changes in computer system to keep records current and accurate.
  • Performed driver dispatching for yard drivers.
  • Accurately and efficiently responded to numerous daily requests.
04/2010 to 07/2014
Sales Associate Russ Darrow Group West Bend, WI,
  • Arranged new merchandise with signage and appealing displays to encourage customer sales and move overstock items.
  • Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
  • Retained product, service and company policy knowledge to serve as resource for both coworkers and customers.
  • Kept apprised of emerging trends and provided informative customer service to assist in product selection.
  • Facilitated smooth and timely product launches and delivered exceptional customer service to enable customer retention and growth.
  • Prepared cash deposits with zero discrepancies.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
  • Assisted customers by finding needed items and checking inventory for items at other locations.
  • Trained new sales associates on effective sales, service and operational strategies to maximize team performance.
  • Built and maintained effective relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success toward common sales, service and operational goals.
05/2004 to 08/2006
Department Manager Rural King Connellsville, PA,
  • Kept department on-target to meet sales and profit objectives by minimizing waste and pursuing revenue generation opportunities.
  • Oversaw efficient receiving and inventory management to keep stock within optimal levels.
  • Coordinated work schedules and distributed tasks to 4 employees in cosmetics department.
  • Employed process improvement initiatives within department.
  • Cultivated culture of empowerment to help employees better meet customer needs with minimal oversight.
  • Treated associates with fairness and respect, providing recognition of accomplishments.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills in resolving product and consumer complaints.
  • Streamlined ordering and Inventory procedures to identify top sellers and reduce over-stock.
  • Followed all safety protocols and company processes and procedures.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Executed targeted merchandising and promotional plans, bringing in 80% of quota on average.
  • Reduced process gaps, effectively managing and training employees on best practices to ensure optimal productivity.
  • Balanced workloads to meet targets without overtaxing employees.
  • Determined performance goals for departmental employees and provided feedback on methods for reaching those milestones.
  • Performed opening and closing duties as part of management team, including cash management.
  • Handled cosmetic overstock, restocking and inventory control.
  • Collaborated with visual merchandising team to develop strategies to drive profitability.
  • Enforced safety rules and other policies to protect employees and minimize company liability.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Implemented a rewards program for cosmetic sales associate for when target goals were reached.
04/1994 to 09/1997
Shift Leader Playa Bowls Atlanta, GA,
  • Supervised, motivated, and led employees to maintain productivity and customer service levels.
  • Delegated tasks to employees and monitored activities and task completion.
  • Conducted inventory, resolved discrepancies and completed paperwork to keep system accurate and current.
  • Documented receipts, employee hours and inventory movements.
  • Generated reports to assess performance and make adjustments.
  • Enforced compliance with housekeeping, safety and sanitary requirements to protect team members and customers.
  • Documented production levels, materials used and special incidents to keep management informed of daily activities.
  • Coordinated with internal departments to maximize operational efficiency across production area.
  • Kept areas clean, neat and inspection-ready at all times to comply with product guidelines.
  • Upheld company standards and compliance requirements for operations and cleanliness of all areas.
  • Set up, adjusted and maintained machines to operate at peak levels and meet challenging demands.
  • Positioned skilled staff in key areas throughout shift to optimIze department productivity.
  • Trained newly hired employees by explaining company procedures, job duties and performance expectations.
  • Performed detailed analysis on 10% sample of products.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining performance, quality and defect rates.
05/1987 to 08/1990
Line Leader Westrock Company San Antonio, TX,
  • Inspected equipment for cleanliness following each shift.
  • Worked closely with USDA and supervisors to ensure that each assignment was finished ahead of its deadline.
  • Oversaw running of automated production equipment, strictly adhering to all manufacturer safety protocols to alleviate possible injuries.
  • Set up and operated production equipment according to daily work orders and safety procedures.
  • Recognized defective material and reported issues to management to facilitate prompt resolution.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1994
Associate Degree : Automated Office Management
Southern Junior College - Birmingham, AL,

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School Attended

  • Southern Junior College

Job Titles Held:

  • Material Handler
  • Sales Associate
  • Department Manager
  • Shift Leader
  • Line Leader


  • Associate Degree

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