Shipping Distribution Supervisor

Morristown, TN


At Team Technologies, we offer solutions across a variety of industries and for countless product lines. We have several state-of-the-art facilities that meet a range of requirements in toothbrush manufacturing, healthcare, oral care, packaging, bristling, injection molding, assembly, decorating, and product design and development. TEAM is ISO 13485 certified, compliant with 21 CFR 820 for Medical Devices and 21 CFR 210-211 for Pharmaceutical Packaging, as well as ISO 9001 certification for the manufacture of components and non-Medical products.

Our Morristown, Tennessee locations are registered as establishments with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). We have clean working environments in a light industrial setting that are heated and cooled based on the seasons.


TEAM is seeking someone that is wanting to grow with us! We have an opportunity for a Distribution Supervisor in our Shipping & Warehouse department in Morristown. What does this job entail? See below for more details!

General Duties:

Ensures the cost-effective distribution of Team Technology products by leading/ supervising staff, managing resources, ensuring consistent good quality, and driving a safe environment. Supervisor level I & II will be determined by value stream complexity, headcount managed, & overall distribution volume.

Specific Duties:

  • Leads and supervises distribution associates by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Works with & provides mentorship and coaching to new Supervisors to ensure that are successful.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities. Initiates and fosters a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Maintains continuous workflow by ensuring schedule communication, inbound/outbound shipment board updates, labor assignment, and timely follow-up and resolution to distribution disruptions.
  • Ensures product quality by enforcing quality standards across respective shift. Leads kaizen activities as it relates to inbound/outbound shipping quality findings (i.e., transportation quality, damaged goods, etc.).
  • Ensures operation of equipment continuity by calling for repairs to down or poorly performing equipment, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides distribution information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing distribution performance records and data, answering questions, and responding to requests. Specifically maintaining time/ attendance system, reporting on distribution key metrics, absenteeism, and training.
  • Creates and revises logistics systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements, implementing change.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all PPE, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures of Team Technologies as well as local, state, and federal statutes.
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of distribution/plant personnel and activities between plants.
  • Communicates & leads daily FMDS with the distribution team.
  • Applies the corrective action process when discrepancies/non- conformances are detected.
  • Responsible for applying the preventive action process (PDCA) when potential issues/risks are identified. Also, responsible for assessing the importance/severity of the issues/risks and for initiating the preventive action for employees in the department. All other duties assigned by manager.
  • Identifies opportunities for Continuous Improvement and plans/ executes improvement activities and subsequent follow-up.
  • Ensures that their shift & area of responsibility is a model for 5S conformance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred, but experience will be considered, e.g. intermediate working knowledge and moderate implementation experience for lean tools (6S, standard work, time studies, value stream mapping/MIFC, 5 whys, fishbone diag, etc.).
  • Required skills in the following areas:
  • Basic understanding of shipping documentation (e.g., BOL, Packing Slips, Commercial Invoice, COI, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of shipping/receiving functionality inside ERP system. Microsoft Dynamics AX preferred. Other system experience considered.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Suite.
  • GMP experience a plus.
  • Ability to think outside the box and thrive in a stressful environment by correctly prioritizing tasks and making affective resource assignments to meet budgetary expectations.

Education / Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain/Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Business Management preferred.
  • Associates degree, High School diploma, GED, or commensurate mix of education and experience will be considered.
  • 5+ years in a high-volume distribution/manufacturing leadership role.

Training / Continuing Education Requirements:

Some continuing education is necessary on an annual basis. This may include third party

training, in house training, or self-study.

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull medium weights, up to 50 pounds and heavier weights with the proper equipment.
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes, and gases.
  • This is a salary exempt, full-time position (40 hours a week) with overtime as needed.
  • The statements in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance workload. This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between Team Technologies, Inc. and employee. It is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position change. Please include a cover letter with salary requirements and preferred shift.

TEAM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.