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Warehouse and Distribution Supervisor

Shreveport, LA, US, 71109

The Warehouse & Distribution Supervisor is responsible for establishing daily production goals for their team within the distribution center (650k square foot facility, 70+ employees) and will monitor standards to improve performance.  This position directly supervises operating personnel who work in the areas at the distribution center or in-plant warehouse, palletizer, and the skilled trades working shift.

 

Libbey is seeking a candidate that is technically competent & coaching oriented, capable of providing Leadership to our team. This includes the learning and coaching of Lean Continuous Improvement philosophies such as 5S, Visual Management, and Standard Work within our Value Streams.  A person who is committed to the coaching and development of our team members as we build and support a learning environment, optimizing value for our internal and external customers. The candidate should demonstrate leadership behavior, teamwork skills, and have the technical knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform research analysis; assist in design and development of distribution processes which include quality, safety, cost reduction, and operations to facilitate continuous process improvement
  • Analyze and understand all aspects of the warehouse distribution including operational knowledge, process / product / information flow, internal / external customer requirements, and distribution center / warehouse productivity and quality standards
  • Establishes daily production goals and monitors intraday performance to achieve these goals
  • Participates in root cause analysis to identify problems and recommend changes
  • Monitors production standards and develops programs to improve operational throughput
  • Leverage LEAN techniques to eliminate waste and increase productivity
  • Observes Team Members activities and work methods, recommends areas of opportunity
  • Coaches team members towards meeting goals
  • Assists in training team members on distribution processes
  • Participates in root cause analysis and recommends changes & improvement
  • Assists the DC Manager in problem resolution relating to production, standard operating procedures, safety, and quality
  • Build effective working relationships with direct distribution center / warehouse support staff and hourly workforce
  • Evaluates performance of Team Members and communicates feedback regarding job performance and expectations in a timely manner
  • Participates on distribution project teams acting as a co-facilitator or facilitator
  • Knowledge of the safety and legal documentation processes for handling related warehouse activities (MSDS, Equipment checklist, DOT, BOL)
  • Working understanding of Warehouse Management System
  • Should have excellent leadership and administration skills and abilities
  • Strong motivational, effectual team building, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resolve crises
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements & qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics Management, or a related field
  • Minimum 3-years demonstrated team leader experience within distribution, logistics, or transportation
  • Ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing, deadline driven work environment, with minimal mistakes
  • Supervise the functions and working of the warehouse workers
  • Delegate and assign tasks and targets and evaluate the work of the staff
  • Adhere to the compliance of all legal and safety procedures
  • Supervise proper shift allocations and ensure efficiency of all warehouse staff
  • Organize and conduct necessary training activities for the staff and workers
  • Ensure the proper functioning and safe operations of all warehouse tools and equipment
  • Work effectively with other supervisors within functional team and supports new team members
  • Drive specific initiatives that have proven business results.
  • Proactively think beyond the explicit assignment to ask second-order questions and identify analytic needs
  • Accurately, quickly, and clearly answer questions related to your area of focus
  • Be viewed as a credible company expert on your area of focus
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to work alternate shifts as required and extended hours
  • May be required to lift 50+ pounds
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Libbey Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.


Nearest Major Market: Shreveport

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