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Materials Distribution Supervisor

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Materials Supervisor position is responsible for the management of the optimal flow of parts from receiving, to line side consumption and is primarily a shop floor-based role that requires the constant drive for improvement in all areas of material handling, including compliance of documented policies and procedures. The person shall provide leadership and change management skills in a fast pace, multi-task environment and direct the activities of materials associates involved in the receiving, stocking, picking and timely movements within the warehouse and shop floor and help move the culture and team to the highest level of performanceJOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Purposefully and consistently conduct themselves within the structure of the guiding principles and mission statement of company
  • Lead all Material Distribution and/or Material Handling Team Leads and Associates
  • To communicate effectively with all team members including cross-functional teams, internal customers and with external suppliers
  • Support and train team members to understand & consistently apply the principle of "Plan for Every Part"
  • Team leadership to include outlining clear expectations for Team Leads and team members and consistently addressing holding individuals accountable
  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineering to enable optimal delivery routes and the visual management systems required to support assembly processes
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all operating systems pertaining to the materials and manufacturing
  • Reduce waste of man, machine, and method to ensure best practices
  • Establishes and maintains department standards for productivity, reliability, and accuracy
  • Improve policies, procedures & processes to be standard practices for all team members and to record in EBS data base
  • Build strong relationships with the operations and engineering teams to ensure smooth handoff processes
  • Stay attuned to customer requirements/changes to support assembly
  • Maintain and develop with team methodologies to quickly implement corrective actions when there is a failure in the flow of materials
  • Maintains a high degree of visibility and access to associates throughout the workday
  • Execution of safety requirements including all required safety training for all direct reports
  • Manage team member activities including, but not limited to, vacation approvals, timecard approvals, daily and weekly overtime, hiring, and training
  • Leads all inventory activities, including validation, settlement, and inventory reconciliation
  • Lead and manage physical inventory and cycle counting activities
  • Consistently maintain accurate inventory levels
  • Passionately support safety, 5S and continuous improvement projects
  • Manage equipment and fleet activities - justify the correct fleet size for the business
  • Support inbound freight and logistics support
  • Performs other duties as assigned by ManagerQUALIFICATIONS
    • Associate degree or equivalent broad work experience to demonstrate full capability is required (Bachelor's degree in Logistics or relevant field preferred)
    • 5 years materials leadership in complex materials environment
    • Ongoing commitment to drive improvements to a high standard of excellence
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong, problem-solving, and analytical skills
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Acute attention to detail with a passion for 100% accuracy
    • Proficient on ERP/MRP, MS Office and PC network applications
    • Strong materials team member with ability to be creative and drive innovation processes
    • Ability to make timely and accurate decisions
    • Ability to deal effectively with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels
    • Demonstrated proficiency in team and individual development
    • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of various project teams
    • Prior experience with supporting assembly operations by implementing flexible staffing approaches

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Elkhart , Materials Distribution Supervisor, Professions , Elkhart, Indiana

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