Supply Chain/Materials Supervisor
Andersen Regional Manufacturing
 Goodyear, AZ

Imagine working for America’s premier window and door manufacturer in a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and distribution campus. The 500,000 Sq ft. climate-controlled facility in Goodyear, AZ will be an amazing place with smart factory technology, warm, welcoming and fun work environment, privacy rooms for new mothers, prayer/ meditation rooms along with an outstanding benefit and compensation plan. This combined with the Andersen history and culture creates an outstanding opportunity for you to join a great organization!

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to support and provide leadership to the Supply Chain, Procurement and Materials department. This position takes a lead role in meeting targets for safety, quality, costs, customer service and employee engagement/development within the value stream.

The supervisor coaches, trains, supports, and develops a team of flexible, multi-skilled associates in accordance with Andersen Corporation’s values, employee covenant, and strategic direction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishing optimal inventory levels of raw material and line-side inventory using lean inventory management tools
  • Releasing purchase orders to suppliers for direct materials
  • Operating the put-away, picking and material delivery to the manufacturing operations in a 3-shift operation. Saturday work may be required.
  • Inbound material handling and receiving transactions
  • Maintaining Plan for Every Part and ERP data, kanban, and inventory accuracy through audits and cycle counting programs

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, direct, and participate in continuous improvement activities to accomplish plant business goals and objectives in terms of safety, quality, customer service, and cost and staff development.
  • Provide linkage to support resources such as Enterprise Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, IT, Distribution, and Transportation.
  • Coach, train, support, and develop a team of flexible, multi-lingual staff in accordance with Andersen Corporation's Lean principles, values, employee covenant, and strategic direction.
  • Design and implement cost improvement business models across the supply chain that achieves strategic process improvements.
  • Lead defined, medium-sized projects
  • Prepare budgets and projections.
  • Support corporate sourcing objectives and commodity strategies; Understand supplier capacity/capabilities constraints.
  • Requires ability to define problems, collect data, analyze data, offer solutions, and implement to achieve the desired results; Analyze and report performance to plan, recommend corrective action.
  • Develop and implement effective processes for new product offerings/enhancements and ramp-up/ramp-down plans for material changes.
  • Promote safety and ensure a safe work environment and safe employee work habits.
  • Develop a high-performance work team by providing appropriate training, tools, guidance, coaching and feedback. Support and involve employees in identifying and permanently removing obstacles to performance excellence; provide & support developmental opportunities for staff.
  • Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one's own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:

  • Supervise the activities and efforts of plant Supply Chain Analysts, Planners, Material Handing Supervisors and Leads.
  • Assume managerial responsibilities of Supply Chain Manager in the manager's absence

QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a 4 year degree or equivalent experience. Supply Chain, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management degrees preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience working within a purchasing, inventory management, or material handling function
  • Previous leadership experience in a high-volume, lean manufacturing environment preferred
  • Willingness to learn to operate a forklift, tugger or other PIT is required. Previous experience is preferred.
  • Ability to verbally communicate in Spanish is preferred
  • APICS Certification preferred
  • Green Belt, Black Belt and/or Kaizen facilitation experience preferred
  • Experience using and teaching lean tools and techniques such as 5S, 5 why, A3 thinking, visual inventory management, pull systems, kanban, tugger routes for material delivery, and kaizen preferred.
  • Solid understanding of information systems that support supply chain and manufacturing operations including Enterprise Resource Planning and voice picking.
  • Previous experience operating within a Foreign Trade Zone preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, facilitation and giving presentations
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information systems that support manufacturing operations within this position's scope.
  • Experience in team development and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and motivate people.
  • Enthusiastic, positive outlook.
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and reporting tools such as Power BI and Business Objects.
  • Experience with change management strategies.
  • Ability to travel as required.
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