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Distribution Supervisor

180004NG, Louisville, KY

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?


Job Summary:   Supervises and directs distribution operation of assigned shift. Assists in maintaining ISO 9000:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OSHAS 18001:2007 programs as well as helping to ensure Henkel Global IMS and regulatory compliance.  This supervisor will start on first shift for 3-4 months to train and become proficient in our daily shift operations.  This position could transition to another shift 2nd, 3rd, or a new weekend shift working three 12-hour days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains liaison role between supervised workforce and Distribution Manager

  • Supervises all Distribution Process Team Leaders and Shippers – including interviewing, completing performance reviews, developing corrective actions, training, and staff development.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper procedures are followed for receipt of incoming goods, replenishment of stock, order picking, shipping, and reworking of rejected items.
  • Establishes rotation schedule for process team leaders and cross-training schedule for shippers.
  • Fosters a team atmosphere.
  • Define and communicate expectations.
  • Ensure all areas of shift are staffed and daily tasks completed.
  • Assists with data collections by querying SAP and developing charts and reports.
  • Promotes and follows all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Identify gaps or issues reaching goals and objectives.  Develops plans for continuous improvement.
  • Holds regularly scheduled meetings to keep work groups informed on company and customer issues.

  • Performs various other duties as assigned.

  • Serves on and facilitates process improvement teams.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education — College degree in Management, Supply chain, Logistics or related field preferred.  Will consider additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • Experience — Three to five years supervisory experience, preferably in the field of Distribution and Logistics.
  • Special skills — able to work with frequent interruptions to respond to customer concerns (both internal and external). Understanding of WMS/MRP required.  Able to supervise others in a positive environment and maintain strict confidentiality regarding personnel issues.  Proficiency in MS Office and Outlook email, SAP knowledge a plus.  Must have great problem-solving skills (A3 critical thinking training is a plus).
  • Certifications and licenses — specialized courses in Inventory, Supervision, Lean, and/or Six Sigma are a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Requires many different activities from sitting, standing, and walking in both office setting and distribution center.  Must be able to adhere to all company safety policies.  Some light lifting may be required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified


Henkel is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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