Operations Team Leader

Posted 19 Dec 2019

Norwood, Ohio - United States

Req Id 201515



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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:


  • People leadership for a team of staff working within a distribution environment
  • Engages in problem solving and performance management within the business area the team leader is responsible for
  • Assists Supervisor and works in a lead technical capacity to maintain workflow in department
  • Provides training and operational support to the department
  • Maintains high-quality work environment by sharing knowledge and experiences so team members are motivated to perform at their highest level
  • Keeps supervisor informed of potential and/or existing concerns
  • Follows health and safety guidelines, job accuracy, and following company and regulatory requirements
  • Participates in and supports the development and implementation of process improvement projects and leads test cycles to challenge current practices, improve system efficiency, enhance customer service, and maintain compliance
  • Use technical knowledge of products and acquired knowledge of state and federal regulations and business practices to respond to inquiries and determine if orders can be packaged/shipped safely and compliantly
  • Effectively uses reports and checks priorities to plan and coordinate orders to maintain high service levels
  • Troubleshoot problems within the department – including root cause analysis and development of solutions to avoid future occurrences
  • Assist with testing changes in systemic programs and operational processes
  • Split orders according to guidelines
  • File all documentation as required in designated area(s)
  • Ability to analyze and maintain data within all applicable systems
  • Ability to identify and correct discrepancies between applicable systems
  • Perform quality checks or audits to ensure procedures are being followed correctly
  • Ensures all labels and weigh-ups are scanned and filed properly
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of department operating systems.
  • Maintains orders, work areas and stock locations in a safe, clean, and organized manner
  • Reports unsafe or potentially unsafe hazards to any member of management
  • Must follow all good distribution practices (GDP), where applicable.
  • Exemplary attendance and adherence to schedule
  • Miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned


Physical Attributes:


  • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds unassisted
  • May occasionally required to wear appropriate protective gear such as hard hats, chemical-resistant suits, safety shoes, and other related personal protection equipment to protect themselves from toxic or corrosive chemicals in the forms of liquids, solids, vapors or airborne particles
  • May work near moving mechanical parts
  • May occasionally work in wet, humid, or abnormally hot or cold conditions


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing distribution environment
  • 1+ years of leadership experience in a professional setting




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or related business discipline


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Proficiency with PCs, printers, and RF scanners
  • Experience using pallet jacks, selecting carts, packing equipment (tape machines, etc.), and various cutting instruments
  • SAP, WMS, Word, Excel, Access, and/or Clipper-ship experience
  • Team building skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Knowledge of product flow throughout the packaging/warehousing process
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with upper management, subordinates, and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work quickly and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-pace environment
  • Ability to obtain power equipment operators license if required in a specific functional area
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail




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!


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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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