Supervisor, Materials Job Description

Supervisor, Materials Job Description

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Supervisor, materials provides leadership of team in identifying opportunities to develop, improve, or simplify processes, guidelines, and policies for effective supplier management practices, order fulfillment, and inventory management activities.

Supervisor, Materials Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manages SAP planning and inventory control parameters to meet needs of changing business conditions and to ensure customer deliveries are met
Maintain inventory control systems (MRP/SAP) that meets ongoing business needs
Practice principles that are fair, firm and consistent
Monitor, maintain and record all variables that relate to the company attendance policy in an expedient manner
Trains new and transferred employees on their job duties and responsibilities
Monitors, maintains and records employees’ time related to the Attendance and Time-Off Policies
Provides timely feedback on work performance including but not limited to safety/housekeeping, quality/accuracy, quantity, attendance/punctuality, job knowledge, adaptability, initiative, teamwork/communication and judgment/comprehension
Lead a Unit team consisting of hourly and / or salary employees in the Assembly & Flight Operations Material Logistics organization
Candidate will have responsibility for the management of indirect labor cost performance, Area Control Station (ACS) activity associated with the 53K material logistics organization
Duties will include priority material expedites, Assembly floor day and pitch requirements, Material delivery from both internal and external suppliers in support of manufacturing schedules

Supervisor, Materials Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Supervisor, Materials

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, ISM, NAPM, C.P.M, CPSM, CPM, PIV, IATA, DOT

Education for Supervisor, Materials

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supervisor, materials job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Management, Business, Education, Engineering, Business/Administration, Supply Chain Management, Business/Management, Associates, Manufacturing, Technical

Skills for Supervisor, Materials

Desired skills for supervisor, materials include:

Inventory management
Products/services and their market environment within the scope of Kaiser Permanente's procurement and logistics programs
Current Code of the Federal Regulations
Technical and functional principles and ability to teach others
Transport guidelines as defined by 49CFR / IATA
Business and manufacturing principles
Inventory management/ERP systems and Microsoft Office products
Materiel management
Both order management and order fulfill processes

Desired experience for supervisor, materials includes:

Candidate must be able to work in a fast paced customer focused environment, maintaining effective communication with internal /external customers
Position requires frequent liaison with internal organizations, to include Operations, Quality, Engineering, and Customer Support to find solutions to various materials issues which will potentially hold-up schedules
Successful Candidate will perform a wide variety of analytical and administrative duties involving diverse material management functions including Material Planning, Inventory Control, and Supply Chain (internal/external)
Must have strong organizational ability, excellent communication skills and a commitment to leading change
Lean Projects, Schedule and budget performance, EH&S and ACE Gold metrics
Must excel at working in a team environment and in the coordination of activities involving factory personnel and co-located support personnel to achieve required results

Supervisor, Materials Examples


Supervisor, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a supervisor, materials. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supervisor, materials
  • Exercise leadership over the daily activities and evaluate performance based on plant metrics
  • Set up processes to eliminate inventory discrepancies
  • Perform root cause analysis and address issues that arise
  • Establish and maintain 5s principles and hold accountability for inventory, people and process
  • Receive work order lists and review for coordination with operations and stock management
  • Organize and maintain inventory areas for efficient material storage and handling
  • Supervises Cycle Count Team
  • Organizes staff and workload to meet or exceed distribution productivity performance standards for designated area - inbound (receiving)
  • Listens and evaluates ideas to ensure the effective distribution of materials, inventory accuracy control and security for an assigned site
  • Recommends and develops ideas for improvement in operating methods and procedures to resolve problems prior to or when they arise
Qualifications for supervisor, materials
  • Must have 3-5 years related experience, preferably in a life sciences manufacturing environment
  • Must have the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of materials management or supply chain experience
  • Ability to develop complex spreadsheets and write business communications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Supply Chain Principles and Concepts
  • Undergraduate Degree in business, engineering or related discipline preferred

Supervisor, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supervisor, materials. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supervisor, materials
  • Responsible for all aspects of the material management function necessary for the continuous flow of material to meet the customer needs
  • Analyzes material requirements for MRO supplies and places orders necessary to meet production schedules considering inventory parameters, lead times, and vendor ratings
  • Procures tooling and other assigned items and services required at the most favorable cost, consistent with quality, quantity, specifications, and delivery criteria
  • Assesses lead times and safety stock levels and makes updates/changes to these as necessary to meet production
  • Takes a leadership role when dealing with vendors, customers, and staff to accomplish department objectives
  • Interviews vendor representatives to evaluate products, prices, capabilities, and selects/recommends suppliers as required
  • Ensures invoice discrepancies regarding price, terms, and quantity
  • Actively involved in all new product introduction and product changes to provide for a smooth transition from development to manufacturing
  • Takes an active role in supporting FCC’s’ safety, quality improvement, work life, and business processes programs
  • Assists in the training and development of the MRO staff and the development and implementation of purchasing policies and procedures that best meet department and company objectives
Qualifications for supervisor, materials
  • Prepare and supervise annually physical inventory counts systemic cycle counts as required by individual customers
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel external personnel
  • Must have extensive related experience, preferably in a life sciences manufacturing environment
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor's Degree / diploma in Planning, Engineering or Business Administration
  • Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year university and 2 years minimum experience in a materials/supply chain position

Supervisor, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a supervisor, materials. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supervisor, materials
  • Supervises the materials workcell team
  • Develops and coordinates the implementation of workcell specific strategic materials initiatives
  • Develop the workcells understanding of performance metrics and insure efforts put forth by workcell hit or exceed the objectives
  • Investigates reasons for any line down situation
  • Acts as main customer interface on all materials issues
  • Ensure timely material staging in support of production work orders, ensure zero lost materials, and enforce accurate and timely transaction of material movements, ensuring optimal use of all team resources and tools
  • Drive continuous improvement of all related processes for materials movements, transaction execution, and inventory accuracy
  • Work with stakeholders to optimize processes and interactions between scheduling, floor controllers, and production floor
  • Coordinate problem solving teams to address problems as they arise
  • Optimize production schedules by exploiting production campaigns, managing constraints, identifying operational efficiencies
Qualifications for supervisor, materials
  • Lean manufacturing / operational excellence experience strongly desired
  • Actively contribute to inter-team and inter-departmental problem solving teams
  • Training - ensure all relevant training requirements are pursued, with the objective of creating and fostering a highly flexible cross-trained workforce
  • Transactional experience with ERP systems required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in relevant field
  • Administer Company and Departmental policies and procedures

Supervisor, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a supervisor, materials. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supervisor, materials
  • Optimize use of Materials Management Information System and other SCM automation tools that work to eliminate unnecessary work, simplify necessary work, centralize simplified work, and automate centralized work
  • Monitor the supply areas for neatness and cleanliness to ensure they meet the Joint Commission and OSHA standards and take action as appropriate to ensure compliance
  • Work with departments to ensure inventory needs are consistently met, utilizing dashboards and other analytic tools and reports
  • Participate in project teams and committees as necessary
  • Participate in professional activities to keep abreast of changes and developments in the SCM profession
  • Conduct periodic rounding of all customer units, auditing employee performance, and reviewing units’ inventory needs
  • Under the direction of the Manager and other SCM leadership, work with UW Medicine system staff to implement system-wide inventory strategy and improve supply chain performance through a reduction in obsolete inventory, improvements in inventory turns, and improvement in inventory replenishment processes
  • Serve as a customer service advocate and ensure staff responds to all customer requests and requirements in a highly responsive and professional manner
  • Recruit, hire, and set performance expectations of direct reports
  • Perform evaluations, counseling, corrective action, and train staff according to system-wide policies and procedures
Qualifications for supervisor, materials
  • Identify, coach, and/or mentor top talent for leadership opportunities and succession management
  • Create a foundation that supports and develops team members allowing for growth and success
  • Maintain communication link between Materials Management staff and Corporate Office regarding centralized process changes, Best Practices, and other essential quality improvement initiatives
  • Assist facility staff with capital/furniture and minor capital specifications and paper purchase requisitions, and negotiate pricing and terms for such purchases along with the Director
  • Place emergency supply orders when necessary and communicate thoroughly with Central Purchasing and hospital staff on such orders
  • Implement and utilize technology and professional self-development

Supervisor, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supervisor, materials. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for supervisor, materials
  • Ensure safe and clean work areas (Truck Operating System tools, safety strategy, checklist, environmental experience)
  • Lead and direct change (Kaizen, Truck Operating System, Continuous Improvement, ) within Materials Department
  • Receive, store, distribute multiple conference guest assets
  • Develop and measure processes for work order management
  • Maintain accurate inventory records for all furniture in Residence halls and apartments
  • Perform the various duties required to coordinate and direct all activities associated with materials organization and transport within a lean manufacturing environment
  • Review and investigate all quality issues as reported by manufacturing
  • Oversee and ensure proper production control planning and scheduling programs to meet sales forecasts and to balance the level of manpower and machine requirements
  • Identify and respond to user needs, solving problems/complaints as and when they arise, liaising with other staff groups and actively seeking constructive feedback on service provision
  • Supervise all prime material activities in accordance with corporate and plant policies, programs, and standards concerning safety, quality, productivity and cost
Qualifications for supervisor, materials
  • Responsible to plan
  • Optimize inventory level at the site by balancing with production schedule and customer demand trend
  • Project lead for improvement initiative related to site working capitals and vendor management
  • Evaluate and trends inventory profile in site and provide root cause for significant varience
  • Evaluate slow moving and obsolete inventory and ensure provision provided
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an automotive environment dealing with logistics, suppliers, OEM customers

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