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Warehouse Supervisor

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Date: Jun 29, 2021

Location: Tarboro, NC, US, 27886

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44266


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

This position is to provide direction to, supervision of, and oversight of warehouse and associated workers who fulfill orders in a warehouse environment. The position is responsible for order management to include all steps required to efficiently fill orders and to maintain inventory accuracy.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Safety leader on the shift to reduce near misses to zero. Maintain procedures, equipment, and facilities to ensure a safe work environment
  • Management representative on-site and understands when to call in support or assistance.
  • You will be responsible for the warehouse operations including end-to-end processes (storage, picking, packing, replenish, cycle counting, dock management, loading, and shipping) to meet customer and Corning requirements (on time, every time).
  • Responsible for staff planning to ensure resources are effectively utilized to maximize output while minimizing costs.
  • Lead the day-to-day dispatch of Customer orders on the floor and in WMS and ERP systems. This includes order waving through loading into the truck.
  • Works closely with the office (planning and transport) to assure freight are sequenced properly and documents are correct and complete.
  • Responsible for the development and growth of departmental staff and enhancing the overall skills & capabilities of the department.
  • Responsible to ensure departmental staff operates according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Work Instructions (WI). Including training new hires or change management when SOP and WI are updated.
  • Responsible for meeting operations important metrics. Update daily reports and take corrective actions when setting critical metrics are not meeting the target.
  • Support continuous improvement to raise efficiencies.
  • Able to receive inbound of purchased finished goods when the check-in the urgent item arrives after normal receiving hours (unloading, check-in, and put away).
  • Ensure excellent housekeeping conditions in working areas.
  • Maintain current and accurate employee performance assessments and provides coaching.
  • Ensure proper adherence to practices/policies which increase and maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Communicates at regular business updates on operations activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Travel Requirements:

  • < 5% (training and off-site meetings)


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Rotating 12-hour shift with varying days off.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain, engineering or equivalent degree program.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum 1+ years’ leadership/supervisory and technical ERP systems experience, preferably in a warehousing or distribution environment.


Required Skills / Experience:

  • Proven track record on improving processes (lean out the waste).
  • Strong understanding of warehouse or manufacturing operations, technologies, training methods, etc.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Comfortable dealing with conflict management and difficult conversations.
  • Proactive, data-based problem solving, ability to effectively deal with ambiguity.
  • Focused on processes and able to establish/design, implement, and measure processes effectively.
  • Able to develop leadership skills indirect reports.
  • Microsoft office suite experience, with proficient Excel skills.
  • Able to set and communicate priorities and work in a dynamic business environment.
  • Ability to maintain schedule flexibility based on shift coverage needs.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Familiarly with computer systems; experience with Manhattan WMS (SAP or equivalent.)
  • Industry experience with booking/scheduling shipments software or online service (UPS, FedEx, third party vendor partners).


Soft Skills:

  • Able to effectively communicate with employees, supervisors, and managers to achieve short and long-term goals – listens and uses data to agree on reality.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and handle multiple tasks.
  • Able to understand the impact of change and comfortable managing through change.
  • Able to facilitate, participate, and support group decision-making (PDCA).


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.  We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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