Supervisor - Materials Receiving

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. We believe that our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, and Belanger.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

Join the Oatey team!

We’re big enough to matter & small enough that…

YOU matter!

Cleveland Manufacturing

Because our business is growing, we need to hire top talent. We're hoping you're that future team member!

The Cleveland plant is an air-conditioned environment with a team atmosphere and a commitment to safety and quality!

What we’re looking for…

This is a highly visible supply chain role in Receiving that will manage the material planning, inventory control, receiving, warehousing, and cycle counting processes. This is a key, hands-on supervisory position, responsible for developing and executing material inventory plans that will drive the organization towards exceeding customer service levels. Collaboration with other members of the supply chain, sales, marketing, and customer support teams is paramount to achieve these sales and service objectives.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Supervise receiving team - including, Material Handlers, Material Flow Coordinators, and Inventory Assurance Specialists.
  • Manage all purchased inventory (material, equipment, and supplies) to ensure an acceptable level of working capital without jeopardizing customer or production requirements.
  • Effectively communicate across functions updating on shortages, anticipated shortages, and expediting status.
  • Lead continuous improvement and other Lean principles (PFEP as one example) to control and minimize inventory in accordance with company goals.
  • Maintain close contact with the production planning team to align efforts to demand plan and further minimize raw material shortages.
  • Work across departments and locations to leverage expertise, maximize the utilization of resources, and enhance product availability.
  • Analyze all inventories in assigned areas and identify problem items (excess, obsolete, damaged) and participate in an MRB to determine and take necessary actions to minimize financial exposure.
  • Implement and enforce safety policies to assure safe operations.
  • Focus on successful delivery for new product raw materials and be involved with continuous improvement to eliminate missed shipments or lines down due to material shortages.
  • Analyze and maintain planning system to stock appropriate inventory levels throughout the year and anticipate seasonal changes in demand.
  • Supervise the inventory assurance process and associates to maintain inventory accuracy and coverage requirements. 
  • Lead annual inventory process as directed by Oatey Finance
  • Prepare necessary analysis and metrics on a periodic basis; lead improvement activities as necessary
  • Evolve and maintain documents and Standards Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for material planning processes and systems
  • Assure application of department conformance to quality and Lean principles and practices.
  • Be able to present quantitative and qualitative findings clearly and concisely.
  • Participate on New Product Introduction teams to present or transition packaging components and materials and coordinate with Buyers, Demand Planners, and Production Schedulers to minimize obsolete inventory.
  • Cross-train to back-up production scheduling, distribution planning and inventory counts and reconciliation activity
  • Coordinate with Sourcing and Purchasing on future rail car deliveries; manage deliveries locally with the rail line’s representative
  • Work with planning and purchasing as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • In-depth knowledge of planning and scheduling with previous MRP experience in either SAP, Oracle, or other ERP statistical software packages.
  • Significant supervisory experience in a high-volume warehouse/receiving operation.
  • Strong initiative and follow-up skills.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • In-depth emotional intelligence: behavioral maturity, demonstrated trust and integrity, high ethical standards, interpersonal competence, and the ability to prevent, reduce and resolve conflict.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced computer proficiency with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Dynamic AX, and Scale WMS.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, work well under pressure and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and strong analytical problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated team and individual leadership skills: decision-making, team building and organization skills.
  • Previous warehouse leadership experience.
  • Four-year college degree (Business, Industrial Engineering or related field) required.

Experience that will set you apart….

  • Experienced in planning and scheduling for high volume repetitive products and experience in a build to forecast manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key inventory performance metrics e.g. turns, margin contributions etc.
  • Previous MRP experience in either SAP, Oracle, or other ERP statistical software packages.
  • APICS certification.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,700 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and mental health therapy options
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and, to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!