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Supervisor, Receiving & Distribution

Company: Avantor
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryOversee the receiving, handling, storing, picking, packing, returns, and shipping activities within the warehouse. Ensure completion of all warehouse processes. Ensure warehouse is compliant with warehouse safety and security programs and activities. Coordinate and leads daily team activities. May spend a portion of time performing the work of those they supervise. Assist with management decisions and activities. May assist higher level supervisor.What does the position do?

  • Plans, prioritizes and coordinates department workflow to optimize customer service levels.
  • Monitors activity demands and proactively plans for future resource and facility requirements.
  • Trains, motivates, monitors and evaluates performance of Warehouse Associates in conformance to policies and procedures (SOP's, Work Instructions).
  • Ensures safe operating of material handling equipment.
  • Monitors the receipt of all materials into the receiving department, ensures materials are sampled and stored in an efficient manner.
  • Plans for product shipments to achieve customer delivery dates.
  • Ensures all activities are performed in accordance to written procedures, ISO9001 and cGMP's.
  • Investigates failure modes and implements corrective/preventive actions accordingly.
  • Ensures inventory is properly decremented in computer system.
  • Leads the site cycle count program.
  • Resolves discrepancies with appropriate personnel regarding invoices, packing slips, and receipts.
  • Oversees the movement of material from receiving to the warehouse in an efficient, effective, and safe manner.
  • Performs work functions as required by business demand including; receiving, repackaging and shipping of final product.
  • Works in partnership with the Production Planner and internal associates to insure customer needs are met in a timely manner.
  • Maintains neat and orderly work areas including all packaging rooms and warehouse areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.What do I need to have?
    • Associate's degree in Business Management, Industrial Management or related field required, Bachelor's degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Minimum of 5 years related experience in Warehousing, Receiving, Inventory Control, or Materials Management in a manufacturing environment required
    • 2+ years of Supervisor experience
    • Microsoft Office
    • Excellent communication skillsWhat would be nice to have?
      • Strong customer orientation
      • Ability to evaluate internal customer needs and respond with appropriate action/delivery
      • Working knowledge of inventory managements systems
      • Industrial powered equipment experience preferredWhat's the environment like?Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.Although the associate primarily works in an office environment, while performing the duties of this job, the associate can be exposed to an industrial warehouse environment. The associate may work near moving mechanical machinery and/or vehicles and the noise level in the work environment can be loud.Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Cary , Supervisor, Receiving & Distribution, Professions , Morrisville, North Carolina

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