Distribution Supervisor

Posted 20 Jul 2022

Allentown, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 252832



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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:

As the Distribution Supervisor for MilliporeSigma in Allentown, PA, your role will be to supervise the employees and operations of the Distribution Center which includes establishing performance standards, monitoring employee performance, and engage in performance management activities. The Supervisor is responsible for adherence with all company operating procedures and government regulations (ISO, GMP, OSHA, DEA, DOT, CFR, IATA, IMO, etc.).


  • Train employees and maintain corporate quality systems, including ISO registration
  • Participate in the talent selection process
  • Engage in performance management and accountability discussions to develop and retain employees
  • Resolve and maintain employee relations through effective communication for the area including, team meetings and daily interaction
  • Enforce company safety, work, and housekeeping standards
  • Evaluate processes and methods, recommend, and implement measures to improve safety
  • Review chemical handling precautions and ensure employees are trained on safe handling of hazardous chemicals
  • Participate as an active member of the emergency hazardous materials response team, medical response team or evacuation team
  • Recognize and initiate near miss reports; complete accident/incident investigation reports
  • Conduct audits for compliance to procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Develop and maintain training documents and SOPs in assigned areas
  • Monitor resources daily and schedule workload and staff accordingly for assigned area to maximize safety, quality, and productivity
  • Maintain required documentation including unit records, productivity, and activity reports
  • Monitor labor and materials to control costs
  • Lead, initiate, promote, and actively participate in process improvement initiatives and cross functional teams resulting in safety, quality, productivity, and cost saving improvements
  • 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:

  • Wearing of personal protective gear (PPE) including occasional use of respirator, hard hat, glasses/goggles, chemical resistant suits, gloves and/or safety shoes
  • Lifting, moving, or pushing up to 60 pounds
  • Sitting, standing, walking, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, or crawl


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience, or successful completion of Supervisor Trainee Program


-OR -


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4+ years of experience working in a warehouse
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience, or successful completion of Supervisor Trainee Program


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operational experience in a Distribution Center or in Chemical Manufacturing


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html


If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


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.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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