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Shipping and Receiving Supervisor Job

Date: Jun 17, 2019

Location: Blooming Prairie, MN, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30661 - Posted 05/20/2019 - Administration - Blooming Prairie. Minnesota. US

Division:   Oxygenes &Derivatives                                                            Date: 05/08/2019




Location: Blooming Prairie

Job Title: Shipping and Receiving Supervisor


Situation in organization


 Reports directly to the Production Superintendent. Direct reports include 4 hourly Material Handlers.

Job dimensions


Responsible for managing the shipping and receiving operations in a safe and efficient manner to ensure timely delivery of products in the proper container.

Key Activities and responsibilities


Shipping and Receiving Responsibilities (75%)

Directs supervision of material handlers; motivates workforce for high productivity.

Manages efficient use of manpower and scheduling of OT to minimize costs

Meets delivery dates of customers while minimizing weekend shipments and overtime

Responds timely to shipments for which insufficient lead time is given by marketing

Ensures compliance with all DOT and ICC regulations for shipping/receiving hazardous materials

Ensures all customer special requirements are documented and met for every shipment

Orders designated raw materials to maintain operations while minimizing inventory

Coordinates receiving of bulk raw materials to comply with plant schedule

Schedules production and raw materials deliveries to satisfy sales orders.

Issues packaging and priority lists; prepares rush & short lead-time orders.

Daily interface with customer service to provide inventory, shipping and scheduling information.

Relays information concerning delays in shipments; provides information about shipment loading methods.

Oversees maintenance of storage areas and optimizes usage for maximum efficiency.

Oversees stock rotation of finished goods and re-Approve aged inventory or blend into production.

Oversees cycle counts of raw materials, intermediates, packaging and finished goods; investigates inventory discrepancies.


Safety Responsibilities (25%)

Ensures employees work safely and adhere to safety regulations/procedures; conduct safety inspections

Ensures employees remain up to date on all safety training and attend required Safety meetings

Ensures plant rules are explained to outside carriers and drivers; investigates any issues

Performs Accident/Incident investigations and entry of incident information into Impact database

Works with HES dept. to coordinate emergency response training based on REACTS training received

Serves as first contact for Reacts calls; maintains updated Reacts training


Context and environment



Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements

Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)

Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

Supports full compliance of all Safety related regulatory requirements; OSHA, PSM, RMP and Company policies and programs.

Supports BBS process by performing observations and encourages direct reports to participate

Supports Loss Control policy, AIMS, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.

Complies with all external regulatory requirements, industry best practices and internal policies


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience


Bachelor’s degree or min.5 years of experience in shipping/receiving operations; chemical plant  preferred

Excellent organizational  and communication skills

Strong knowledge of DOT regulations

Ability to wear personnel protective equipment such as respirators

Intermediate skills in MS office; knowledge of SAP preferred


Demonstrated Competencies

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to lead teams

Ability to coach and mentor individual employees and identify development needs

Available to support continuous plant operations as needed


Nearest Major Market: Owatonna

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