Distribution Supervisor

Posted 08 Aug 2019

Norwood, Ohio - United States

Req Id 195653


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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

Reporting to the Regional Distribution Manager, the Distribution Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day activities of a certain department (Inbound; Outbound; Inventory Control; Returns, etc.) within our Norwood Distribution Center.  This individual will supervise the employees and operations to ensure the department’s functions are carried out in an efficient and timely manner. This includes establishing performance standards, monitoring employee performance, and implement programs that will foster efficient processes and best practices. The Supervisor is responsible for adherence with all company operating procedures and government regulations (ISO, GMP, OSHA, DEA, DOT, CFR, IATA, IMO, etc.). 

An existing new opportunity has arisen to join our company as a Norwood Distribution Supervisor. You will serve as team member of strategic projects and partner with key functional areas including Planning, Finance, Customer Service, & Manufacturing.  Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  Supervising the department under direction of the department manager; Training employees and maintains corporate quality systems, including ISO registration; Engage in performance management and accountability discussions to develop and retain employees; Resolve and maintains employee relations through effective communication for the area including, team meetings and daily interaction; Enforce company safety, work and housekeeping standards.  Evaluates processes and methods, recommends and implements measures to improve safety.  Reviews chemical handling precautions and ensure employees are trained on safe handling of hazardous chemicals; Respond to emergency situations.  Active member of the emergency hazardous materials response team, medical response team or evacuation team; Responsible for achieving established safety, quality, delivery, inventory, cost and people goals; Monitor labor and materials to control costs. Provides financial justification when recommending equipment purchases; Ensure the correct chemicals are received, stored, packed and shipped to meet customer’s expectations and in compliance with all applicable regulations; Ensure all packages conform to legal requirements for storage, and shipping of hazardous materials (DOT, CFR, IATA and IMO) as well as corporate and Factory Mutual policies.

 Physical Attributes:

  • Works near moving mechanical parts (Conveyors, powered industrial vehicles). Required to wear appropriate protective equipment including gloves and safety glasses.
  • 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. 
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds unassisted. Employee may be required to move more than 60 pounds with assistance.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering, international transportation and logistics or related area with 8+ years relevant Logistics and Transportation experience in a regulated global manufacturing environment – OR – 12+ years relevant Logistics and Transportation experience in a regulated global manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical device or a technology focused industry preferred
  • Willingness to travel 10% domestic and internationally with ability to travel on short notice
  • Strong PC & Analytical knowledge, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint is required. Experience in Oracle and Business Objects reporting a strong plus.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience and PMP Certification is preferred
  • Able to demonstrate strong understanding of the business and key market drivers that have an impact on Distribution as well as other related functions.  Possess a strong track record as a change agent and innovator in developing and deploying new strategies. 


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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