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Manufacturing Materials Supervisor

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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74117

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 31411 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.


The purpose of this role is to provide operation floor level leadership to our internal materials group within our manufacturing plant to successfully deliver parts lineside.  This includes managing hourly material handling associates in our daily mission to achieve great safety, quality, delivery and cost in all areas of our operation.


The internal material team is accountable for ensuring material is received, put-away, picked and delivered line side to the assembly line in line with our lean principles.  They are also responsible for ensuring inventory accuracy throughout those processes and the outbound picking, packaging and shipping of service parts to our consumers and service part operation.  


As the supervisor of the internal materials team this person is accountable for leading all material flow activities on the operations floor including the coordination of activities with various process partners including transportation management, and assembly and support operations.  In order to be successful in this role the supervisor must provide effective daily shift communication both within materials but also across the plant.


The supervisor is also accountable to help drive continuous improvement through the executing of lean events and activities.  They must also “champion” lean through daily coaching in lean tools and methodologies and the ongoing development of standardized work.



Job Responsibilities


  • Operations/People management - coaching and developing Material Team Leaders and other hourly associates through a daily presence on the floor.
  • Ensuring successful safety, quality, delivery, cost in all processes.
  • Putting lean into practice - using lean tools to drive continuous improvement projects related to improving material management and material flow


Basic Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing or supply chain operations environment



Preferred Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Engineering  
  • Supply Chain Management experience
  • Knowledge on Industry Standards
  • Proficient in Google Suite as asset, MS Office, Access, Project, ERP systems (SAP an asset), labor management software (Kronos as asset)
  • Ability to employ lean concepts to drive continuous improvement in their area.  
  • Proven ability to proactively coach and mentor a team to drive outstanding results.  
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills. 
  • Demonstrated success in a “teaming” environment.



About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. 


Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp. 

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