Material Handling Supervisor

CDM Recruitment Limited
Washington, Tyne And Wear
15 Jun 2017
15 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.