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ITW Distribution Supervisor in Bartlett, Illinois

The Distribution Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of warehouse inbound and outbound activities as well as leadership, guidance and direction to individuals at assigned location. Additional duties include safety program leader, scheduling of labor, attendance, productivity, quality, and process improvement.

*Primary Responsibilities*

  • Manage the inbound and outbound team - assuring orders are picked and shipped on time based on divisional and customer requirements, containers and trucks are unloaded/put away in a high-volume environment.

  • Utilize ITW Toolbox tool and concepts in decision making. Lead continuous improvement projects with attention to employee involvement.

  • Analyze labor capacity required to cost effectively provide resources based on customer order volume and manage temporary labor.

  • Implement standard operating procedures for the picking and put away processes to simplify operations focusing on cost reduction through process improvement and meeting customer requirements.

  • Train associates in warehouse procedures including WMS/ IT systems, safety procedures, inventory accuracy and material handling equipment.

  • Maintain associate relations through regular department or pre-shift meetings: maintain on-going interaction: keep open communication channels with associate’s morale; and submit and respond to ideas to improve associate engagement.

  • Develop and ensure that KPI’s meet both DC objectives and customer requirements regarding safety, quality and productivity. Measure compliance to KPI’s and implement corrective actions to achieve required results. Publish and communicate results to associates and facility leadership.

  • Develop talent to maximize individual, team and organizational effectiveness and measure against performance management objectives.

  • Bring outside experience to implement best practice throughout facility.

  • Lead and promote safety program for facility. Responsible for employee awareness and participation, training, and fulfillment of OSHA and company compliance requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics or related field, required.

  • 5-10 years’ experience in high volume distribution environment with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.

  • Working knowledge of an inventory management system, preferably Navision.

  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Practitioner of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques and practices necessary to embrace ITW Toolbox and drive continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading behavior based safety programs.

  • Ability to generate respect and trust from team and other stakeholders, along with the ability to work collaboratively with staff/colleagues to create a results-driven, team-oriented environment.

  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).

  • Willingness to flex work schedule based on company needs

  • Hands on working knowledge of distribution, warehousing, and transportation disciplines

  • Experience with OSHA and quality systems; OSHA 10 or 30 hour certification preferred.

  • Bilingual, (Spanish) preferred.

*Work Environment*

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, climate variances and moving mechanical equipment typically found in a manufacturing or distribution environment. The noise level in the work environment (office) is usually low, but much higher when exposed to the manufacturing and distribution areas. Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*Physical Demands*

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing these duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finder, handle or feel.

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