Materials Supervisor

Mueller   •  

Chattanooga, TN

5 - 7 years

Posted 278 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited, to the following: 

  • Monitor and manage service and inventory levels
  • Root cause problem solving to drive process improvement
  • Manage demand variation effectively through manufacturing operations
  • Develop and improve KPI's and metrics to support site and Company initiatives
  • Accelerate information and material flow to support site initiatives and deliverables using standard work and SOP's
  • Teach and train functional team in competencies and technical/functional skills
  • Team development via mentor, educate and train direct and indirect team


  • Bachelors’ Degree, business or engineering
  • Efficient in 5S, Standard Work, Value Stream-Mapping
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PDCA process (Action Plan – Do, RCCM – check function)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage KPIs and metrics that align with higher-level objectives
  • Must have ability to relocate for future assignments
  • Quantitative testing. Example: Intermediate to advance with Excel (pivot table, v-lookup, etc.)
  • Professional certification – APICS or CSCMP (Ex – CSCP, CPPM); Logistics certification; brokers’ license.
  • Project Management/PMP
  • Experience with managing diversity and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to identify employees’ strengths and limitations and provide feedback
  • Influence peers to understand and achieve alignment and common goal(s)
  • Exposure with risk awareness and mitigation.
  • Focus on self-development, knowledge/learning


DesiredQualifications / Skills:

  • Masters or Advanced Degree
  • Exposure to Lean and/or mfg. environment
  • Exposure to logistics, warehousing systems
  • 2 years’ experience in making materials flow
  • S/C experience in union and/or mfg. environment
  • Experience with contract reviews and negotiations
  • Successfully managed X load shipments; $3M logistics spend with 10+ carriers


  • Five plus years of professional supply chain experience.
  • Two plus years of supervisory experience