Generac Power Systems

  • Distribution Supervisor

    Job Locations US-WI-Whitewater
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(10/12/2018 5:54 PM)
    Ops - Operations
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems - The Distribution Supervisor is responsible for material flow from incoming receiving/inspection, end-of-line pick, pack and ship, de-trashing, all material movements, supermarket sizing and replenishment, and order picking for intra-plant deliveries. Success in this role is defined by driving significant continuous improvement in material handling, inventory accuracy, cycle counting and timely transactional reporting. This will be measured by ongoing improvements in delivery performance (internal and external), cycle count progress, cycle count accuracy, uninterrupted material movement for production lines and efficient use of labor resources.


    This position is located in Whitewater, WI and reports to the Distribution Manager.



    • Ensure timely material flow within the facility as well as timely delivery in receiving material from other locations as well as preparation for shipment to customers and other Generac facilities.
    • Develop and implement standard process and strategies that enable production efficiency improvements.
    • Lead, Supervise, and direct materials staff development through education, training, coaching, mentoring and certification in the execution of improvement priorities and the achievement of key performance indicators.
    • Manage and optimize daily warehousing operations including staging, cycle count, and storage of materials.

    Other Duties as assigned and the following:

    • Partner with Quality, Purchasing and Production to develop effective and efficient solutions to customer quality and delivery issues and to achieve objectives and KPIs.
    • Ensure high level of communication between planning, purchasing and production to ensure a high degree of customer satisfaction and high percent of on time deliveries.
    • Lead and improve Material/Inventory Management best practices including Warehouse Management (Cycle Count Accuracy, Transactions, Bar Coding, RFID) and Fill Rate.
    • Maintain appropriate staffing levels for daily material management balancing resource capacity to workload
    • Act as SAP SuperUser within functional area as assigned.





    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    • 2 years of materials leadership or related experience in an operational environment.


    • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP system (Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics) and Microsoft Office.
    • Formal leadership or team development training.
    • Experience in Lean or Demand Flow principles.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.  


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