Distribution Operations Lead

Posted 15 Nov 2019

California - all, California - United States

Req Id 193969


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Reporting to the Distribution Supervisor, you will be responsible for the functional operations in one or more of the following areas: Receiving, Warehouse Stocking, Shipping or Inventory Control. The Team Leader is responsible to ensure that the proper amount of labor is allocated to each associated task and will make the correct adjustments as needed throughout a shift. This position will also ensure that all problems are identified and either resolved or escalated to a site Supervisor in a timely manner. Team Leaders are responsible for training in their areas and will ensure that all functions are executed per the corresponding documented processes (SOPs). They will also maintain a full understanding of all ERP, WMS and Transportation systems that are utilized.  The Team Leader will be trained and certified in the operation of all material handling equipment and will train other Operators as required.  Feedback will be provided back to the site Supervisor on all issues related to area and Operator performance.


All Team Leaders should be able to work under minimal supervision and should be able to coordinate all activities during a shift from start to finish.


 A Team Leader is expected to work with the Site Supervisor to develop a positive working relationship and work environment with all internal and external customers.



Your Role: An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join our company as a Visalia Distribution Operations Lead. You will serve as team member of strategic projects and partner with key functional areas including Planning, Finance, Customer Service, & Manufacturing. 


In this roll you will ensure that all work performed, and all duties are assigned in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, manages all personal training requirements and the training requirements for their assigned team, schedule, monitor and adjusts work assignments throughout each shift to meet or exceed area goals and objectives.


Additionally, this role will report and provide gap analysis on productivity for the assigned area by applicable increments (hour, shift, week, month, quarter, year to date), perform all duties in a timely manner to meet production schedules and compliance with all applicable quality, safety and/or health standards and regulations.

You will also maintain cooperative, professional working relationship with department personnel and interfacing departments, assist in alternate work areas as directed: maintain work area and equipment in clean and orderly condition, initiate, processes, verifies and maintains accurate computer transactions, picks, packs, prepares and inspects material for accuracy of part numbers, quantities, lot and serial numbers, expiration dates, perish codes, notes, marks, certifications, special labeling, storage, packaging or marking requirements, opens and unpacks, counts, identifies and verifies against packing slip, purchase orders and internal requisitions. Notes and records discrepancies, stows and records location of material based on classification, perishable code, DG class, expiration and directed disposition, performs physical inventory and cycle count activities, investigates and resolves stock keeping errors or other discrepancies, processes work orders and material requests for staging and stocking according to pre-assigned schedule.



Physical Attributes:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, and crouch, and be able to stay on your feet for eight hours.  The employee must be able to talk, hear, and smell.  The employee must be able lift and/or move up to 75 pounds unassisted. Employee may be required to move more than 75 pounds with assistance. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Work in cold room environments. Regularly uses phones, computers, computer monitors and all office equipment. The employee is also required to type at a computer keyboard and have the ability to read CRTs/computer monitors.

Environmental conditions of this role are working near moving mechanical parts (Conveyors, powered industrial vehicles). Required to wear appropriate protective equipment including gloves and safety glasses. Working conditions of this role will include both controlled and non-controlled climate environments.


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 3 Plus years’ experience in warehouse operations.
  • 2 Plus years’ experience working in Microsoft Office
  • 4 Plus years’ experience Warehousing Computer Systems is required (Oracle, SAP)
  • Certifications:  Forklift or Dangerous Goods Shipping certification or may be required. (Can be obtained during employment).
  • 4 Plus years’ or months experience Warehouse shipping methods and procedures


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Inventory cycle count experience preferred
  • Experience with equipment and tools utilized in shipping, receiving and warehousing operations including but not limited to forklift, stacker, pallet jacks, hand truck, postage meter machines preferred
  • Communication, orally and in writing must be at a sufficient level to perform all job duties.  Able to perform basic math functions accurately

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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