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Job Description

Located in our Rockwood, Tennessee facility, the Distribution Supervisor will direct, monitor, facilitate and evaluate the work of the distribution staff (15 to 25 employees) in order to ensure that the departments achieve their targets with respect to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Continuous Improvement, & Customer Allegiance.


  • Drive daily Start Up meetings to review receiving/picking/shipping performance and develop & communicate solutions to problems through root-cause analysis that cause deviations to the planned schedule.
  • Accomplish warehouse human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job contributions; recommending compensation actions; adhering to policies and procedures.
  • Conduct daily reviews of backlog and past dues to ensure complete alignment through Customer Service, Warehouse and Purchasing, to drive on time delivery to customers.
  • Ensure the highest quality standards are met and continually suggest methods for improvement.
  • Support the Site in the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of the Thermo Fisher Scientific Environmental Health & Safety program, ensuring compliance with Federal, State, & local regulatory requirements.
  • Implement compliance tracking programs, recordkeeping, & maintain Site EH&S files and records.
  • Represent the Site in EH&S Team meetings & attend necessary workshops, training & seminars.
  • Make recommendations for capital expenditures to ensure the department is able to develop and progress to the benefit of the Company as a whole.
  • Meet warehouse financial standards by providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions.
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and the use of equipment to increase efficiency & performance of equipment & personnel safety.
  • Keep equipment operating by enforcing operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns and ensuring preventive maintenance is done.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS degree in Engineering or Business is required (Engineering preferred)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in distribution and warehousing management, with the ability to develop & take ownership for receiving, picking, shipping, and inventory processes.
  • Excellent managerial skills, with experience managing high performance, direct labor teams of similar size.
  • Strong problem solver with the ability to draw conclusions and recommend alternative courses of action
  • Mechanical aptitude, coupled with a basic operating knowledge of fork trucks, order pickers, and turret trucks.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations & ISO9000 quality procedures would be a plus.
  • Strong quality and customer service orientation.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekday and weekend overtime as required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications, ERP/MRP systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently and interact will with other employees at all levels within the department, and other departments within the company.
Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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