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Materials Supervisor

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Position Summary

The Materials Supervisor located in Manchester, TN will manage the flow of purchased materials and work in process to support operations.  Maintain control of the inventory from the supplier's dock to our production lines by performing the following duties:

About Batesville

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is the clear leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.
At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:
  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Plan orders for production components ensuring that parts are received in the quantity required, when they are needed.
  • Investigate and identify the root cause of materials shortages and work with appropriate associates and suppliers to implement countermeasures.
  • Create and maintain PFEPs including raw materials, work-in-process, and indirect production materials.
  • Implement and utilize kanban systems.
  • Reduce number of days of inventory on hand by applying lean practices such as reducing lot sizes and increasing replenishment frequency.
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities to achieve key metrics.
  • Supervise direct reports according to company policies/practices, including completing APAs for all direct reports.
  • Lead and mentor material schedulers on techniques and best practices associated with inventory control and resource management, including pull systems, lean practices, and problem solving to identify opportunities for improvement. Maintain JD Edwards integrity of parts for the Doll Plant.
  • Coordinate the PFC process by tracking, communicating, and verifying the accuracy of proposed material changes that impact all Batesville Operations.
  • Monitor non-standard component part usage.
  • Execute cycle counts as prescribed by corporate schedules.  Remove all obsolete parts from cycle counts and work with material planners and appropriate managers to improve/resolve part issues.  Research all cycle count variances and identify and resolve waste and bill of material inaccuracies.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance to the Company policies, the Code of Ethical Business Conduct and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Travel is not required.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in Supply Chain; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in supply chain and materials management.

Preferred Skills
  • Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to turn data into insight
  • Strong computer skills including: Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with JD Edwards software suite
  • Supervisor experience or 4+ years material scheduling experience
What We Offer

Unique Health & Welfare Benefits
  • Onsite wellness center with FREE office visits, FREE physical therapy & many FREE generic prescription medications  (available in Cincinnati, OH; Batesville, IN; Batesville, MS)*
  • Revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 4% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
What Sets Us Apart

We Develop From Day #1: We promote an on-boarding experience focused on individual training through our Experience Batesville program. Our focus on intentional talent development continues through our Batesville University offerings and education events. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career focused discussions and advancement opportunities.

We Support Each Other: Our mission is to help families honor the lives of those they love® and to carry that mission through to our team, we host an annual Remembrance Day to help our associates honor the lives of those they love who have passed as well as honoring those who have and continue to serve our country on Memorial and Veteran’s Day.
We Have Fun!: We work hard, but when it’s time to play hard, our Tree is Me team  focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s  Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Super Bowl  and many other fun activities.

We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our Tree Is Me team partners with our local Relay for Life team to encourage associate participation in annual fundraising events to help raise funds and increase awareness for cancer.
*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 
At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans

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