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Receiving Lead

Misfits Market

Misfits Market

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Northlake, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2023

Misfits Market is a mission-driven, high-growth startup dedicated to reducing food waste and making shopping for sustainable, high-quality groceries easier and more affordable. We deliver organic produce, high-quality meats and seafood, plant-based proteins, dairy, bakery, wine, and other grocery items to nearly every zip code in 48 states at up to 30 percent off traditional grocery store prices. In 2023, Misfits Market acquired sustainable e-grocer Imperfect Foods and now leverages its in-house transportation network to deliver directly to consumers with one of the most carbon-efficient grocery delivery models on the market. By tackling inefficiencies in the food system, our passionate and motivated team of problem solvers helps save an average of 500,000 pounds of food per week from waste or lesser outcomes, with an all-time savings of 190+ million pounds of food.

As Misfits we support our customers and mission by embracing our core values of:

Prioritizing our Customers Doing more with less

Thinking Differently Respecting one another

Moving deliberately and quickly Taking initiative and delivering

As a Receiving Lead at Misfits Market, you will be responsible for managing a diverse and talented warehouse team. Your primary goal is to properly organize staff members and achieve a reasonable workflow throughout the day. Your position will also include directing, managing disciplinary action, training and developing warehouse team members.

You Will:

  • Enforces company policies and guidelines
  • Assists team members by offering personal growth opportunities
  • Implements cost-saving strategies and techniques
  • Oversee the daily function of all team members and take ownership for the completion of each function within the Shipping and Receiving department
  • Ensure trucks are received correctly and follow up with the team to ensure they are following the correct receiving procedures
  • Ensure outbound trucks are shipped correctly and make sure the pallets are loaded on the correct trailer
  • Maintain the shipping and receiving docks, pallet storage area and box room, keeping them clean and in order
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Evaluates the condition of warehouse equipment and contacts appropriate sources for repairs
  • Counsels team members on how to achieve an optimal output or workflow
  • Resolves issues and disputes between team members
  • Creates and maintains work schedules, tracks attendance, and takes disciplinary action as needed
  • Communicates with and assists other departments as needed

You have:

  • 1 year of previous lead experience in a warehouse/distribution center
  • Lean Manufacturing experience (a plus)
  • Excellent coaching and communication skills
  • Ability to track expenses and compile budget reports
  • Broad knowledge of shipping, receiving, logistics
  • Experience demonstrating process improvement plans
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Able to deal with complex issues in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary service to all departments


  • Monday - Friday 5am - 1:30pm


  • Competitive Pay - $21.50/hr.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • 401(K)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Lots of amazing healthy food for you to pick out from each week

This job is no longer accepting applications

See open jobs at Misfits Market.