Supervisor, Materials Management

St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Science and Research

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Job Info

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 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.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

As a Supervisor in Materials Management at MilliporeSigma, you will oversee warehouse and distribution operations, which includes establishing performance standards, monitoring employees' performance against those standards, and appropriately communicating evaluations of performance to employees. The Supervisor is responsible for control of receiving and storage of packaging components. This position also manages and provides distribution support for the one of the St. Louis facilities. Compliance with all company operating procedures and government regulations (ISO, OSHA, DEA, DOT, CFR, IATA, IMO, etc.) is required to perform this position effectively. Coordinate with Packaging, Maintenance, Purchasing, Production, Product Safety, QA, QC, Compliance and Carriers/Freight Forwarders to resolve storage, shipping and customers concerns.

  • Identify, select, develop, and evaluate the performance of warehouse associates
  • Manage distribution and warehouse operations by determining and communicating standards of the areas of responsibility, monitoring daily workload and adjusting resource allocations when necessary.
  • Ensure all personnel are completely trained in every facet of their positions in order to maintain superior customer service and a formal rotation schedule.
  • Ensure LMS training is up to date and completed monthly
  • Solve problems related to unusual or difficult customer requests or situations that occur within the warehouse operations.
  • Identify and implement Lean Management system or process improvements.
  • Initiate, promote and actively participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Gets direct reports involved with Process Improvement projects
  • Ensure the continual improvement of Warehousing operations
  • Utilize PDSA methodology and the One Page report
  • Research and recommend equipment including capital improvement projects; provide financial justification to support these projects
  • Enforce company safety, work and housekeeping standards.
  • Ensure all bulk chemicals conform to legal requirements for storage, and shipping of hazardous materials (DOT, 49 CFR, IATA and IMO) as well as corporate
  • Recognize and initiate near miss and observation reports; complete accident/incident investigation reports within required time frames
  • Audit for compliance to procedures, rules and regulations; provide feedback for both safe and unsafe actions
  • Develop and maintain training documents and SOPs in assigned areas
  • Communicate with internal customers on special handling and storage requirements and responds to corrective action requests immediately
  • Train employees and maintains corporate quality systems including ISO registration
  • Lead process improvement activities resulting in safety, quality, productivity and cost saving improvements

Physical Attributes

Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience working with SAP WM and IM
  • 3+ years of experience working Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • 3+ years of Distribution experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline
  • Good leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong math skills including unit of measure conversion
  • OSHA approved forklift training
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Good communication skills, verbal and non-verbal, listening and written
  • General knowledge of Lean Management and Process Improvement techniques
  • Ability to train staff on new or existing processes and/or procedures
  • Understanding of overall Supply Chain operations
  • Knowledge of hazardous chemical and GMP storage, and shipping regulations
  • Advanced PC operation, working knowledge of word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Advanced SAP or Oracle knowledge

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.

Job Requisition ID: 221165

Location: St. Louis

Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: full-time

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