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Redditch, GB

Warehouse Supervisor - Redditch Seating JIT Plant, UK

Warehouse Supervisor – Redditch Seating JIT Plant, UK


Company Overview


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at, or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation


Role overview:


Reporting to the Warehouse Manager the Warehouse Supervisor will be responsible for the organization and management of the day to day running of one shift within the warehouse working in a JIT environment in the automotive industry. The Warehouse Supervisor will be required to achieve this with zero disruption to the customers build plan and zero emergency transport.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly reporting information highlighting HSE Metrics, Absence, Downtime, Inventory accuracy, Reject Material costs etc.
  • Work cooperatively with all departments, helping to expedite problem resolution.
  • Work on plans to meet future growth needs; hiring and training the right people for the right positions to meet those needs.
  • Additional responsibilities include managing and leading teams, coaching and mentoring to ensure performance objectives are met, building positive employee relations.
  • Implementing, enforcing, and developing processes for management of inventory and material flow.
  • Analyze and root cause any stock discrepancies and prevent future stock issues.
  • Demonstrate leadership in building a culture of Continuous Improvement for process and operation.
  • Take proactive steps to ensure that best practices are shared across all shifts and departments.
  • Own and promote excellent housekeeping.
  • Set clear requirements and expectations for the Group Leaders.
  • Provide direction for direct and indirect reports, helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.


Key skills and Qualifications:

  • Able to hit the ground running - a confident, self-starter with the ability to manage, prioritise and delegate tasks appropriately.
  • Highly effective supervisory skills and techniques
  • Knowledge of warehouse software packages and MS Office proficiency
  • Ability to input, retrieve and analyse data
  • Experience in a similar role within the automotive industry will be a plus.
  • Experience of a JIT environment or complex manufacturing assembly processes is desired
  • Availability to work rotatory shifts
  • Experience in a Supervisory role
  • Management, leadership and people development experience