Plant Support Supervisor

Air Products And Chemicals Allentown , PA 18101

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description: and Qualifications


Reporting directly to the Plant Support Manager-North America, the Plant Support Supervisor is a key member of the Materials Management Team. The role is responsible for Materials Management support of Air Products operating plants including materials requisitioning, purchasing, inventory management, quoting for international plants non-stock parts requirements and managing stock replenishment from North America. The role partners closely with Operations, maintenance and purchasing. The role manages 1 direct report.

The role works in a highly team-based and collaborative manner to develop solutions for use at both a regional and a global level in support of South America and Asia. This position is responsible for 24/7 after-hours support to IG North America plants in all material requirements. Travel to plant sites is required when necessary. This position emphasizes organization, planning and execution.


This position is accountable for the following end results:

  • North American Plant support

  • Independently solves problems on non-inventoried parts and emergency needs

  • Completes SAP requisitioning/purchasing inventory

  • Inventory Management

  • North America Operations sites
  • Replenishes inventory at North American operations sites utilizing SAP MRP recommendations and completing Purchase Requisitions to send to SBS

  • Minimizes inventory investment by utilizing SAP inventory transactions, logistics skills and an understanding of operation critical needs

  • Able to influence business area, engineering and manufacturing in decision making process

  • Inventory Replenishment

  • Asia and South America (includes Indura) from North America
  • Process replenishment parts (ZSTO) for Brazil, Asia, and Europe

  • Requisition parts from North American vendors who will not sell directly

  • Provide quotes for non-spare parts related potential purchases from North American vendors

  • Create all export documentation for each shipment

  • Consolidate shipping of multiple orders to the same country-reduce import costs/handling

  • E-mail tracking information to end country logistics team

  • Provides guidance to less-skilled co-workers regarding plant support and new plant set-up activities. Teaches plant support/new plant set-up process to less-skilled co-workers.

  • Able to influence business area, engineering and manufacturing in the decision- making process. Interfaces with Operations, GEMTE and North America sourcing.

  • Manages multiple, competing number one priorities. Completes ancillary projects concurrently with number one priorities.

  • Maintains trust and credibility with individuals, organizations and customer groups in conflict situations. Works effectively in a variety of functional and business situations.

  • Able to lead small teams


  • Bachelor's degree in related field (Supply Chain, Engineering)

  • Experience working within a global environment; prefer 3-5 years' work experience

  • Strong SAP experience in either inventory, maintenance or purchasing modules

  • Strong collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a high-paced, team environment

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, highly computer literate

  • Influence and consultative skills

At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

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