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Logistics Supervisor Job

Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30572 - Posted 04/11/2019 - Logistics - Memphis. Tennessee. US

Location: Memphis

Title:  Logistics Supervisor

Situation in organization


Reports directly to the Operations Manager. Direct reports include Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Clerk and six (6) hourly

Operators/Material Handlers.

Job dimensions

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

Key Activities and responsibilities

Supervision (40%):

  • Directs supervision of Logistics personnel; motivates workforce for high productivity.
  • Manage all Tank Wagon, Packaged Goods and sample shipments with BU and related SAP functions.
  • Manage maintenance planning and scheduling of all Tank Wagons and Railcars assigned to Memphis Plant.
  • Ensures packaging and priority lists are prepared for rush & short lead-time orders.
  • Ensures employees work safely and adhere to safety regulations/procedures; conduct safety inspections.
  • Manages efficient use of manpower and scheduling of OT to minimize costs while meeting delivery dates of customers.
  • Ensures employees remain up to date on all SuccessFactors training and attend required Safety meetings.
  • Provide initial and/or refresher training for all contract truck drivers on H2O2 product safety and equipment.
  • Provide DOT and IMDG mandatory training for all personnel identified as hazmat employees; also Function Specific training related to all shipping containers.
  • 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.
  • Serves as first contact for Reacts calls; maintains updated Reacts training.


Logistics Operations (60%):

  • Ensures compliance with all DOT and ICC regulations for shipping/receiving hazardous materials.
  • Coordinate transportation regulatory audits with outside agencies.
  • Ensures all customer special requirements are documented and met for every shipment.
  • Coordinates all Railcar shipments with BU (including daily track list reporting) and related SAP functions.
  • Daily interface with customer service to provide inventory, shipping and scheduling information.
  • Creates POs and/or MROs for Logistics supplies for Tank Farm and Warehouse.
  • 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.
  • Oversees cycle counts of raw materials, packaging and finished goods; investigates inventory discrepancies.
  • Works with HES dept. to coordinate emergency response training based on REACTS training received.
  • Supports AIMS, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Context and environment



  • Ensure compliance with regulatory, plant safety and environmental requirements with special emphasis on Process Safety Management (PSM).  
  • Ensure that all department members follow required HES training.
  • Complies with all external regulatory requirements, industry best practices and internal policies.
  • Available to support continuous plant operations as needed, including rotating weekend duty for possible Logistics issues.
  • Ability to wear personnel protective equipment such as respirators.        
  • Demonstrates commitment to HES through high visibility and actions.
  • 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.
  • Travel 10% or less.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience



  • Bachelor’s degree or min. ten (10) years of experience in Logistics Operations; chemical plant preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of DOT regulations.


Demonstrated Competencies


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Intermediate skills in MS office; knowledge of SAP preferred.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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