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Manufacturing Materials Supervisor

Location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania
Date Posted: 07-20-2018
Currently looking for a Manufacturing Materials Supervisor to fill an opening with a company located in Morgantown, PA. Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business or manufacturing and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a warehousing, distribution or shipping environment.

Position Summary:
This position will manage and oversee the receipt, storage, pick, and delivery operations of materials from suppliers to the warehouse, production lines and regional facilities.  This role will motivate, manage, and measure the performance of warehouse staff against productivity and quality KPIs while ensuring the safety of all employees. The Materials Supervisor should have previous experience with production planning and materials purchasing
Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Materials Supervisor:
  1. Lead team meetings and communicate goals to the floor 
  2. Monitor and measure performance 
  3. Provide proper coaching to motivate workforce and increase retention
  4. Improves methods and processes to increase productivity and quality while reducing costs
  5. Conduct regular training sessions to ensure all employees are properly trained in their functions
  6. Create a cross-training matrix to ensure backups are in place
  7.  Increase inventory accuracy through monitoring of daily warehouse activities, cycle counts, receiving procedures and audits 
  8. Resolve inventory discrepancies quickly and effectively
  9. Plan labor effectively against weekly requirements to increase worker efficiency and minimize overtime
  10. Ensure on-time loading and unloading of trucks to minimize detention 
  11. Escalate issues as needed
  12. Review warehouse layout and optimize storage capacity
  13. Minimize use of outside storage
  14. Communicates any issues or delays in shipments to impacted areas with corrective action plans and timings for resolution
  15. Optimize picking performance and identify opportunities to reduce forklift travel
  16. Review truck loading procedures to increase truck payload
  17. Work with Production Plant to ensure timely delivery of parts and advise Materials teams of product issues
  18. Lead warehouse sanitation/5S activities
Requirements of the Manufacturing Materials Supervisor:
  • Degree in management, supply chain, business or manufacturing discipline, preferred
  • 5 years of experience in a warehousing, distribution or shipping environment
  • Prior experience managing people in a fast paced distribution environment
  • experience in discrete manufacturing (made to order products)
  • Strong leadership, motivational, and team-building skills
  • Ability to resolve crisis and make quick decisions
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and familiarity with AS400 or other mainframe systems
  • Forklift license a plus
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