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Manufacturing Materials Supervisor in Wichita, KS at Global Partner Solutions

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

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Job Description

Manufacturing Materials Supervisor  

Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Job Category: Materials Management - Materials Planning


Morgan Corporation is currently seeking a Materials Supervisor for our Morgantown, PA facility.   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.


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

19.   Other duties as required


•         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

•         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

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

Ideal Candidate

-Needs experience with material planning and movement within a manufacturing facility

-Needs experience with discrete manufacturing (made to order products)


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