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Scope Recruitment 26/04/2018
Position: Location: Sector:
Materials Supervisor
Plainfield, CT Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805


Morgan Corporation is the largest manufacturer of medium duty freight and refrigerated van and truck

bodies in North America. Founded in 1952, as a small welding shop in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, on

the site where Conestoga wagons were manufactured through the late 1800s, we have experienced

tremendous growth and continue to look for additional expansion opportunities around the

world. With a total of eleven manufacturing and five service facilities strategically located across the

U.S. and Canada, Morgan is able to provide the quality, service, and prompt delivery our customers


A subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter, a privately held diversified manufacturing company, Morgan Corporation

offers a vast variety of career opportunities, internally as well as within the J.B. Poindexter family of

companies. We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, vision, life

insurance, disability plans, 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more. We pride ourselves in

team member development, performance, recognition, and a culture of diversity and respect. Whether

you are taking the next step of your career or just beginning, joining Morgan’s winning team means

being part of a great home away from home. You will be challenged. You will be proud.


Morgan Corporation is currently seeking a Materials Supervisor for our new Plainfield, CT facility. This

position will manage and oversee the receipt, storage, pick, and delivery operations of materials from

suppliers to the warehouse, production lines and regional facilities. This role will motivate, manage, and

measure the performance of warehouse staff against productivity and quality KPIs while ensuring the

safety of all employees. The Materials Supervisor should have previous experience with production

planning and materials purchasing.


• Lead team meetings and communicate goals to the floor

• Monitor and measure performance

• Provide proper coaching to motivate workforce and increase retention

• Improves methods and processes to increase productivity and quality while reducing costs

• Conduct regular training sessions to ensure all employees are properly trained in their functions

• Create a cross-training matrix to ensure backups are in place

• Increase inventory accuracy through monitoring of daily warehouse activities, cycle counts,

receiving procedures and audits

• Resolve inventory discrepancies quickly and effectively

• Plan labor effectively against weekly requirements to increase worker efficiency and minimize


• Ensure on-time loading and unloading of trucks to minimize detention

Escalate issues as needed

• Review warehouse layout and optimize storage capacity

• Minimize use of outside storage

• Communicates any issues or delays in shipments to impacted areas with corrective action plans

and timings for resolution

• Optimize picking performance and identify opportunities to reduce forklift travel

• Review truck loading procedures to increase truck payload

• Work with Production Plant to ensure timely delivery of parts and advise Materials teams of

product issues

• Lead warehouse sanitation/5S activities

• Other duties as required


• Degree in management, supply chain, business or manufacturing discipline, preferred

• 5 years of experience in a warehousing, distribution or shipping environment

• Prior experience managing people in a fast paced distribution environment

• Strong leadership, motivational, and team-building skills

• Ability to resolve crisis and make quick decisions

• Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and familiarity with AS400 or other mainframe


• Forklift license a plus

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