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Return Center Operations Support, PM – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29546BR
Department: Distribution
Working Hours: 3:00PM - 12:45AM; rotating days
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jul 05, 2024

$37 - 51k
Full Time - Regular


  • Coordinating the shipment of recycle materials
  • Assigning pick-ups to carriers based on product, vendors, carriers, buyers, delivery destination and order type (domestic versus export) and authorizing the trailer’s release
  • Scheduling and coordinating the delivery of trailers to departments
  • Utilizing tracking tools for analysis and documentation (i.e., summaries, reports)
  • Scheduling the return of lease pallets and shipments of pallets sold
  • Providing administrative support for the Return Center Management Team
  • The responsibilities listed on this posting are not intended to be all-inclusive and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Have one year of office experience
  • Willing to work a variable work schedule including nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Be able to successfully complete battery of Clerical & Microsoft Skills Tests (before his or her start date in the position)
  • Have computer skills
  • Have oral and written communication skills
  • Have decision making skills
  • Have interpersonal skills
  • Have time management skills
  • Have analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a knowledge of office etiquette, proper phone etiquette, filing, grammar rules, and written and verbal communication
  • Have knowledge of general office processes (typing, filing, phone etiquette, etc.)
  • Have knowledge of mathematics (e.g., adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, creating formulas)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Lakeland Distribution associate
  • Have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Business related field
  • Have two years of office experience and one year of distribution experience


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in December. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

**Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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