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Materials Supervisor

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


The Materials Supervisor position is responsible for the management of the optimal flow of parts from receiving, to line side consumption and is primarily a shop floor-based role that requires the constant drive for improvement in all areas of material handling, including compliance of documented policies and procedures. The person shall provide leadership and change management skills in a fast pace, multi-task environment and direct the activities of materials associates involved in the receiving, stocking, picking and timely movements within the warehouse and shop floor and help move the culture and team to the highest level of performance

Purposefully and consistently conduct themselves within the structure of the guiding principles and mission statement of company
Lead all Material Distribution and/or Material Handling Team Leads and Associates
To communicate effectively with all team members including cross-functional teams, internal customers and with external suppliers
Support and train team members to understand & consistently apply the principle of "Plan for Every Part"
Team leadership to include outlining clear expectations for Team Leads and team members and consistently addressing holding individuals accountable
Collaborate with manufacturing engineering to enable optimal delivery routes and the visual management systems required to support assembly processes
Maintain a working knowledge of all operating systems pertaining to the materials and manufacturing
Reduce waste of man, machine, and method to ensure best practices
Establishes and maintains department standards for productivity, reliability, and accuracy
Improve policies, procedures & processes to be standard practices for all team members and to record in EBS data base
Build strong relationships with the operations and engineering teams to ensure smooth handoff processes
Stay attuned to customer requirements/changes to support assembly
Maintain and develop with team methodologies to quickly implement corrective actions when there is a failure in the flow of materials
Maintains a high degree of visibility and access to associates throughout the workday
Execution of safety requirements including all required safety training for all direct reports
Manage team member activities including, but not limited to, vacation approvals, timecard approvals, daily and weekly overtime, hiring, and training
Leads all inventory activities, including validation, settlement, and inventory reconciliation
Lead and manage physical inventory and cycle counting activities
Consistently maintain accurate inventory levels
Passionately support safety, 5S and continuous improvement projects
Manage equipment and fleet activities - justify the correct fleet size for the business
Support inbound freight and logistics support
Performs other duties as assigned by Manager

Associate degree or equivalent broad work experience to demonstrate full capability is required (Bachelor's degree in Logistics or relevant field preferred)
5 years materials leadership in complex materials environment
Ongoing commitment to drive improvements to a high standard of excellence
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Acute attention to detail with a passion for 100% accuracy
Proficient on ERP/MRP, MS Office and PC network applications
Strong materials team member with ability to be creative and drive innovation processes
Ability to make timely and accurate decisions
Ability to deal effectively with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels
Demonstrated proficiency in team and individual development
Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
Ability to work independently and as a member of various project teams
Prior experience with supporting assembly operations by implementing flexible staffing approaches

About The Shyft Group

The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) is North America's leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for the commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle markets.

The Shyft Group and our brands are as driven as our associates. Every person behind our badge is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Across eight go-to-market brands, in ten states and two countries, we have over 3,000 dedicated employees working as one to lead with innovation, ingenuity, and a dedication to quality craftsmanship.

The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. Our name and renewed focus reflect the action, speed, and agility we offer the commercial vehicle industry through our growing roster of brands - Utilimaster -, Royal Truck Body -, DuraMag -, Strobes-R-Us -, Spartan RV Chassis -, and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing -.

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Lancaster , Materials Supervisor, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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