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Reporting to the Vice President – Finance & Administration, the Warehouse Distribution Manager is responsible for all aspects of warehouse distribution functions related to the sale of our TRL merchandise and educational materials. This is currently a part-time position with the potential of being full time.


  • Responsible to maintain and operate all aspects of the distribution warehouse, administrative and operational
  • Develop and implement best practices for distribution vision, strategy, policies, practices and procedures to improve operational performance
  • Ability to analyze existing shipping and receiving systems, evaluate and recommend new processes and programs to improve distribution methods
  • Work with leadership to establish and maintain departmental operational methods and procedures
  • Manage shipping and receiving, including day to day planning and management duties, determine best shipping methods
  • Oversee the incoming and outgoing shipping activities ensuring accuracy and completeness, meeting customer requirements on packaging & quality
  • Regularly check inventory prices to determine if items are priced competitively
  • Keep current on customer inquiries, including handling of orders and returns
  • Perform annual inventory
  • Maintain a catalog of items available for sale, update as necessary
  • Manage receipt of goods from vendors including correspondence regarding returns or damaged items
  • Update online software with inventory counts, new merchandise, product descriptions, and other changes
  • Maintain inventory quantities and determine reorder points based on usage and estimated shipping time
  • Ensure physical counts are accurate
  • Process incoming inventory, including unloading, packaging, and shelving of items
  • Keep a clean and safe environment and optimize space
  • Follow all safety protocols


  • Prior warehouse management experience preferred including shipping, receiving, inventory control and delivery
  • Degree in business, management, or a related field preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of running a warehouse
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills that include planning, record keeping, and task facilitation
  • Dynamic and charismatic team player
  • Ability to envision and convey The Reading League’s mission and embrace our values
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite or Google Workspace programs
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Independent and self-starter
  • Familiarity with Shopify

Job Location: Syracuse, NY

Some travel may be required. Other job duties as required. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. May be required to stand for a period of up to 8 hours. Work is performed in a typical warehouse environment.

The Reading League is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position is open until filled.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to:

Hiring Manager
The Reading League, Inc.
103 Wyoming Street, Second Floor
Syracuse, NY 13204


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