• Materials Management Supervisor

    Location US-IL-Danville
    Purchasing / Materials Mgmt - Materials Management
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Regularly 7:30am - 4:30pm, other hours occasionally.
  • Overview

    NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.


    Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic growing company, headquartered in Danville IL. We are more than 80 years strong and have been growing steadily. Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities. We have been an employer of choice for decades, and are growing strong!


    • Lead and develop a team that responsibly manages 34,000sqft of warehouse and 10-14M$ in inventory.

    • Value stream minded schedule development that prioritizes decisions using input from both internal and external customers.

    • Key collaborator that partners with Procurement and Forecasting/Planning groups to achieve Supply Chain objectives.

    • Big picture thinker capable of translating ambitious goals into workable solutions.

    • Partners with production to achieve overall plant objectives.

    • Frequently balances a sense of urgency required for crisis while maintaining focus on key initiatives and day-day execution.

    • Views the team’s success (and production’s) as a reflection of their own.

    • Develops SMART objectives for team members that support the overall Supply Chain Objectives.

    • Maintain a Cross-training Matrix and Development an execution plan for the team.

    • Establish & Maintain job descriptions for the team members.

    • Identifies, Maps, and Measures Core Processes for the team including:

      • Warehouse Management

      • Managing Obsolete Parts

      • Control Inventory

      • All other Kan Ban program Management

      • Receiving

    • Work with Director or Supply Chain to establish/maintain KPI dashboard that summarizes material management’s performance.

    • Encourages Culture of Improvement and Identifying Waste

    • Responsible for inventory accuracy, cycle counting and material shortage recovery & corrective actions.

    Required Education/Qualifications

    • 5+ years supervisory experience, production/manufacturing/warehousing environment, preferred.

    • Warehouse, Electronics or Logistics experience or education preferred.

    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.

    • Requires some physical ability such as moderate lifting, working on ladders and in lift platforms, working outside, carrying equipment weighing 50 lbs. or more.

    • May require occasional travel to vendor facilities and seminars.

    • Requires willingness to travel by air, possessing a valid driver's license and ability to rent vehicles.




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