Supervisor, Distribution

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Hanover Park , IL 60133

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Job Title: Supervisor, Distribution

Requisition ID: 115782BR

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


This role is based at our Hanover Park, IL site.

How will you make an impact?

Responsible for training and directing the respective assigned distribution center department to perform their jobs according to the proper standard operating procedures (SOP's).

What will you do?

  • Organizes the staff and workload to meet or exceed distribution productivity performance standards.

  • Develops daily work schedules as workload situation demands.

  • Coordinates all warehouse activities to provide a smooth and efficient flow of work.

  • Provides leadership to a group of team members, who provide timely solutions to customer needs.

  • Participates in candidate selection.

  • Trains, evaluates, recommends and delivers disciplinary action when necessary, for issues as attendance, performance, safety, or policy violation.

  • Conducts yearly performance reviews and feedback sessions with employees as needed to discuss metrics and performance related issues, prior to issues becoming increasingly serious.

  • Supervises staff in a manner that is consistent with our organizational culture, which is based on four values: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement and on open communication.

  • Recommends and develops ideas for improvement in operating methods and procedures, and to resolve problems when these arise.

  • Makes recommendations to improve warehouse layout, workflow, operating costs and customer service, for consideration and approval of the Director of Logistics Operations and other concerned management personnel.

  • Resolves customer service (internal/external) issues via phone, fax and e-mail and first person meetings, at times partnering with other departments and utilizing whatever resources necessary; use the same avenues to strengthen business relationships.

  • Ensures that committed orders ship on time and that carriers comply with scheduled pick-up commitments.

  • Maintains safety standards and training in the department; ensures that the building is maintained in a clean and safe manner and that inventories and equipment are properly protected against theft, fire and other hazards that may cause loss or damage.

  • Follows-up on hazardous materials packaging, storage and shipping to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's degree; equivalent level of experience in lieu of degree is preferred.

  • Progressive supervisory experience is preferred.

  • Experience supervising multiple functions within the distribution center, including but not limited to; Inbound (receiving), Production, Packing, and Shipping Departments.

  • "Big Box" experience managing in a large distribution center with high-volume, fast pace.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must possess the leadership and supervisory skills be able to lead, coach and motivate a large group employees along with excellent interpersonal skills to relate well to employees, peers, various levels of management, and have a strong customer orientation to develop strong customer relationships.

  • Must be able to handle conflict well and give positive and negative feedback along with managing performance issues.

  • Must possess strong written and communication skills to clearly express his or her ideas to customers, employees, and higher levels of management and document performance reviews and discipline when needed.

  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to evaluate issues as they occur and respond to issues with creative problem solving.

  • Must be computer literate be able to utilize Microsoft Outlook and Word. Must have exposure to a WMS (Warehouse Management System).

  • Supervisors should have or be willing to obtain a forklift certification and prior experience operating a powered industrial truck, preferably cherry picker and stand-up forklifts

  • Must be able to lift, carry, pull, and push up to 40 - 70 pounds frequently and 100 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.

  • Ability to read and write in English.

  • Flexibility and open to re-location within the U.S. distribution network.

  • Role model leader with ability to lead with the Thermo Fisher values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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