DC Supervisor in Training

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Location : Location
Full Time / Part Time
Employment Type


The Supervisor in Training (SIT) is designed to assess the SIT’s capability and train/develop him/her to be a functional DC leader. 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 16 weeks before he/she can be considered for a supervisory position.  Promotion is not guaranteed and is dependent upon 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.   Upon successful completion of the program, the SIT will be considered for promotion to Supervisor anywhere in the DC network.    



  1. The focus of the program is on supervisor roles and responsibilities in 2-week departmental rotations.
  2. Complete a 16-week schedule of online training in TMS.
  3. Complete 2-week checklists of Operations and Leadership activities.
  4. Have weekly formal check-ins; performance reviews will be completed at 8 weeks and 16 weeks.
  5. Spend one (1) week in another DC to collaborate with the broader DC network and be exposed to differences between buildings.
  6. Complete a required project to improve DC operations as part of a final readiness check; present a solution to leadership.
  7. Present project and formal performance review as a final readiness check.



Experience: Internal Candidates:

  • Must be a TSC team member for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Must be in “good standing” with safety, production, and attendance.
  • Computer literate (basic Word, Excel, Outlook, E-mail, etc.)
  • Logistics course work and/or job experience in warehousing and distribution

Education: Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Ability to relocate is required.


Professional Certifications: None


Other 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.
  • Be flexible to work on all shifts.
  • Exhibit leadership and people skills through their work and/or school activities.
  • DC Supervisor Leveled Competencies: Timely decision making, priority setting, organization, planning, informing, action oriented, process improvement, problem solving, conflict management, teamwork, motivating team members and career development.

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.  

Company Overview

Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our Team Members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,900 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 300 with annual revenues of more than $11 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!


Click Here to See Why We are a Great Place to Work! 


Tractor Supply Company offers a competitive Benefits package, including Medical, Dental, & Vision plans, to all Full-time Team Members as well as Part-time Team Members who are deemed eligible based on a minimum hours requirement. In addition, TSC offers access to other Benefits such as a Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


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