DC Supervisor in Training


Overall Job Summary

The Supervisor in Training (SIT) program is designed to prepare individuals for a supervisory role within Tractor Supply Company’s network of Distribution Centers (DC). The program provides participants with hands-on, real-time experience working as a leader within our DC. The SIT program is 17 – 25 weeks and includes a departmental rotation through the DC, department leadership, store visit, leadership curriculum, formal check-ins with a mentor, and conducting a Department Business Review. Upon successful completion of the program, the SIT will be considered for a promotion to a Supervisor position across the DC Network. Once promoted to Supervisor, he/she will be designated a department and be on-boarded there for an additional 90 days.
Successful completion of the SIT Program will be determined by the Operations Manager (OM), General Manager (GM), and HR Business Partner (HRBP), and reviewed and approved by the Director of Human Resources and the Vice President of Distribution Operations.   The expectation is for the SIT to be in the program for 17 - 25 weeks before he/she can be considered for a supervisory position.  Promotion is not guaranteed and is dependent upon the performance of the candidate. Changes in mobility or a decline in performance level may result in removal from the SIT Program. The SIT needs to be flexible to move to other shifts, other departments, and other distribution facilities to meet learning expectations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Min 5%)

  • The focus of the program is on supervisor roles and responsibilities in 2-week departmental rotations.
  • Complete a 16-week schedule of online training in TMS.
  • Complete 2-week checklists of Operations and Leadership activities.
  • Have weekly formal check-ins with mentor
  • Spend one (1) week in another DC to collaborate with the broader DC network and be exposed to differences between buildings.
  • Prepare Department Business Review to be presented to DC and Supply Chain Leadership
  • Present  Business Review as a final readiness check.

Required Qualifications

⦁    Ability to relocate is required.
⦁    Be flexible in working on all shifts.
Internal Candidates:
⦁    Must be a TSC team member for a minimum of 6 months.
⦁    Must be in “good standing” with safety, quality, performance, reliability, and teamwork. 
All Candidates:
⦁    Basic Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills
⦁    Logistics coursework and/or job experience in warehousing and distribution

Education: Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred. 

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities

The ideal candidate will exhibit leadership and interpersonal skills as well as a positive attitude.  Must be willing to:
⦁    Learn the business through hands-on experience.
⦁    Exhibit flexibility in daily operations. 
⦁    Exhibit leadership and people skills through their work and/or school activities.

Leadership Commitment
⦁    This position is considered a specialized position; therefore, it will be posted when an opening exists. The most qualified candidates will be selected for interview by the DC Leadership Team. 
⦁    A team member will not be selected to enter this program unless the Leadership Team is confident that they have the essential skills and knowledge to develop into a Supervisor for Tractor Supply Company.  The Leadership Team’s role is to facilitate that development by providing new opportunities to build those skills and experience.  This is an exciting opportunity for Team Members that want to grow and excel within Tractor Supply Company.  

Working Conditions

  • Required to work in a physical environment that is subject to temperature extremes, movement of mobile and fixed equipment, possible exposure to hazardous products, dust and other conditions associated with a warehouse operation

Physical Requirements

  • This position is non-sedentary.
  • It is essential that Team Members have the physical and mental stamina and ability to move throughout the store and outdoor areas quickly and safely.
  • It is essential to operate all equipment related to their job duties efficiently, safely, properly and accurately; and to provide the highest level of customer service.
  • Team members must have the physical and mental ability to perform all of the following tasks (with or without reasonable accommodation):
  • Ability to move and transfer merchandise, weighing up to 50-75 pounds, throughout the distribution center.
  • Ability to frequently lift or reach merchandise overhead.
  • Ability to frequently stand, kneel, twist, crouch, squat, bend, stoop, and climb ladders for up to 12 hours.
  • Ability to move throughout the distribution center for an entire shift.
  • Ability to safely access all areas of the distribution center, including stairs and all levels/floors.
  • Ability to operate and use all equipment necessary (e.g. dolly, hand truck, MHE, battery changer, computer or equivalent, etc.).
  • Ability to push and pull merchandise up to 2,000 pounds with the assistance of proper MHE (e.g. pallet jack, forklift, etc.)
  • Ability to read, write, and count accurately to complete all documentation.
  • Ability to utilize strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Ability to process information / handle merchandise in a safe manner, according to distribution center and OSHA safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to successfully complete all required training and certification.
  • Ability to drive or operate a vehicle for business needs.


This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.


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