Material Handling Supervisor
Group Leader
Posted on 10/19/2022

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Automotive & Transportation
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
Normal, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • Flexibility to work 2nd shift and/or off shift (ABCD) required
  • Experience with Warehouse Management System “WMS” Software such as SAP Preferred
  • 3 years of previous warehouse experience preferred
  • Working knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
  • Demonstrated leadership skills preferred
  • Ability to set tasks/responsibilities and drive performance
  • Ability to think critically and utilize creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay within budget
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • College degree preferred
  • 3 years previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as governmental regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to apply concepts of volume and demand planning to establish labor plans
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to lead and communicate effectively in a high-pressure environment
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
  • Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
  • Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to communicate using telephone and e-mail
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to withstand exposure to solvents, fumes, heat, and odors normally associated with paint application
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Supervises the team(s) responsible for the material movement and handling within the warehouse or production facility
  • Manages the flow (inbound/outbound and internal replenishment) of materials through the warehouse in support of production to ensure delivery demands and schedules are met
  • Manages the unloading/loading of materials from inbound shipments and the return of dunnage and empty containers to suppliers/return centers
  • Manages the internal material replenishment process
  • Provide input and support for material replenishment methods and material flow strategies
  • Responsible for the quarantining and dispositioning of non-conforming and scrap material
  • Drives resolution on non-conforming material to keep “hold” material to a minimum
  • Coordinates operational changes with Quality, Production and Materials departments
  • Responsible for ensuring team exercises proper use and care of material handling equipment
  • Coordinates activities with various Production Control departments to resolve material shortages
  • Develop, implement, and utilize Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to drive business decisions within your team's responsibility and across the warehouse operations
  • Partner with peers and support organizations to drive operational efficiencies, remove barriers, and ensure seamless communication and balance of priorities to drive productivity day-to-day
  • Partner with internal customers making sure that there are no gaps in the production supply chain while maintaining a strong Lean manufacturing mindset
  • Ability to understand, maintain and support just in time delivery when needed as well as capacity to adapt to last minute/urgent demands from Production Line and Internal Customers
  • Utilizes and drives Standardized Work (SOS) compliance through team
  • Responsible for managing material flows in a manner that supports a FIFO strategy
  • Maintains high standards of inventory accuracy and manages the cycle counting of inventory
  • Leads, develops and coaches Team Leaders and Team Members
  • Drives a process improvement culture by empowering employees to continuously improve their processes and supports their initiatives by eliminating constraints and resolving problems through a team-oriented approach
  • Maintains good labor practices
  • Maintain quality and safety standards in area of responsibility
  • Trains, develops, and evaluates employees
  • Maintains employee's records regarding safety, ergonomics, discrepancies, vacations, attendance, and O/T
  • Documents and communicates best practices, problem resolution and performance data
  • Drives effective collaboration by cross training team across different roles in production control
  • Visit customer locations & plants during major milestone events to support the teams when required
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Multiple teams consisting of team leaders and team members