Material Handling Supervisor

CDM Recruitment
Washington, Sunderland
£33000 - £37500/annum
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CDM are supporting a Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturing client in the recruitment of a permanent Material Handling Supervisor for their facility in Tyne & Wear. The role is based on a day shift system but may involve shift working that would attract a shift premium when applicable.

The primary function of the role is to manage the movement of the product within the plant and on to the customer. Some key responsibilities include:

• Maintain up-to-date knowledge on company objectives, production strategies, stock targets and support activities.
• Supervise a team of Team Leaders and Material Handling staff including their safety, training and time sheets.
• Plan and monitor material movement.
• Plan equipment, material and manpower requirements to meet production schedule.
• Coordinate with Production in resolving production planning and control issues.
• Work with cross-functional teams to complete orders on time and within customer specifications.
• Communicate production updates to Managers and customers on regular basis.
• Perform inventory management according to company policies.
• Monitor inventory status and generate monthly inventory reports.
• Identify delivery exception and provide alternative solutions.
• Generate reports on production shortages for analysis.
• Address customer queries and concerns in a timely fashion.
• Develop process improvements for inventory, manufacturing and production control systems
• Maintain a number of Fork Lift Truck’s.
• A strong relationship with the customer is essential as there will be frequent communication and often visits.


• Experience of working in production control in a fast paced manufacturing environment, ideally tier 1 automotive
• Experience with 5S methodology
• Well organised and capable of managing and prioritising workloads

A full job specification is available on request