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Materials Flow Supervisor

Company: AmeriCold Logistics
Location: Russellville
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

About Us Americold is a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure. We partner with farmers and food producers to ensure their perishable and frozen product reaches foods suppliers, restaurants, and your local grocery store without spoilage. Our customers, which include some of the most respected brands in the food industry, rely on our expertise and commitment to safety in order to deliver on their commitments.
What You'll Do Control the flow of materials throughout the facility by managing the wave planning, inbound receipt processing, and dock assignment activities, to help enable operations teams to meet daily production goals with minimal disruption. Collaborate with operations, systems, and maintenance functions to optimize product flow and scheduling. Monitor, report, and help resolve system, data, and work process issues that impact the facility's product flow. Supervise a shift of Wave Planners and WMS Super Users.--- Attend daily shift meetings with maintenance and operations staff to establish and review a materials flow plan that meets management's daily production goals and ensure a smooth information handoff between shifts --- Collaborate with inventory control staff to manage pallet positions/holdings to optimize storage, and report issues and propose solutions to capacity issues affecting materials flow --- Collaborate with maintenance function to prioritize and schedule maintenance events to plan required downtime, help resolve simple fault recovery and data issues, and escalate critical equipment and systems issues --- Make midday and hourly adjustments to staffing and process flow as machinery and equipment become unavailable, and provide operations management with recommendations for labor utilization to adjust for anticipated surges and outages --- Utilize systems supporting screens to manage real-time facility flow, select the system screens and reports to be displayed on the screens, and determine when to manually intervene in the operational flow What Experience You Need --- Bachelor's degree in operations management or related discipline; or associate's degree in related field plus 3 years of work experience in operations or production control; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience --- Knowledge of WES/WCS systems and how they interact with Warehouse Management Systems --- Advanced knowledge and understanding of warehouse flows and operational requirements, including staffing, capacity planning, service levels, measuring internal clocks and appointment windows to ensure operational success, and providing immediate feedback and corrective action recommendations when internal metrics are not met--- Basic knowledge of analytical concepts and solutions, including data science and machine learning --- Advanced knowledge and understanding of warehouse concepts, including experience with SQL database information and reportingPhysical Requirements & Abilities: --- Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions --- Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending --- Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work --- Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks --- May require travel by automobile and airplane up for business --- May require a visit to facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing --- May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds --- Requires the use of various electronic tools --- Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes --- Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive managementAmericold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerEOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW What Could Set You Apart --- Strong sense of urgency--- Calm presence in the face of high levels of activity--- Desire to identify opportunities to improve service/uptime, increase accuracy, optimize resources and develop, recommend and implement solutions --- Experience and/or training in the use and functionality of warehouse or production automation and warehouse management systems is required --- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Access, and database reporting tools is required What We Offer Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me? We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world. Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.

Keywords: AmeriCold Logistics, Conway , Materials Flow Supervisor, Other , Russellville, Arkansas

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