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Logistics Production Supervisor Job


Memphis, TN, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Logistics
Posting Date:  Mar 8, 2023

                     Job Description

Division:  Oxygenes & Derivatives 

Location: Memphis

Title:  Logistics Production Supervisor

Situation in organization

Reports directly to the Operations Manager. Direct reports include Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Clerk and six (6) hourly Operators/Material Handlers. Supervises staff in a 4/10 overlapping schedule and 4/12 hour rotating shifts. Will provide backup responsibilities for operations production supervisor and 19 production operators.


 Job dimensions

Responsible for managing the Logistics operations in a safe and efficient manner to ensure timely delivery of products in the proper container. Responsible for backup responsibilities for operations

Key Activities and responsibilities


  • Ensures compliance with all DOT and ICC regulations for shipping/receiving hazardous materials.
  • Manages all Tank Wagon, Packaged Goods and sample shipments with BU and related SAP functions.
  • Ensures maintenance of storage areas and optimizes usage for maximum efficiency.
  • Ensures stock rotation of finished goods.
  • Oversees cycle counts of raw materials, packaging and finished goods; investigates inventory discrepancies.
  • Is the Point of Contact for railroad operations to site landlord and switching contractors to ensure efficient safe movement of railcars and to ensure site contract requirements are met
  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies (Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation) on a regular basis and provides responses and action plans to address transportation/shipping issues, incidents, and security issues as they occur.
  • Serves as first contact for Reacts calls; performs accident/incident investigations; subject matter expert for transportation issues, prepares action plans for mitigation of incidents as necessary; coordinates action plan to successful completion. Enters information into IMPACT.  May travel to assist with on-site incident response for transportation safety incidents.
  • Implements risk reduction measures as needed on PSM covered processes, per the PHA.
  • Coordinates transportation regulatory audits with outside agencies.
  • Ensures all customer special requirements are documented and met for every shipment.
  • Coordinates all Railcar shipments with BU (including daily track list reporting) and related SAP functions.
  • Interfaces daily with customer service to provide inventory, shipping and scheduling information.
  • Creates POs and/or MROs for Logistics supplies for Tank Farm and Warehouse.
  • Manages maintenance planning and scheduling of all Tank Wagons and Railcars assigned to Memphis Plant.
  • Ensures packaging and priority lists are prepared for rush & short lead-time orders.
  • Complete scheduled periodic training on time and as required.



  • Supervises Logistics personnel in the execution of warehouse/logistics duties & responsibilities; provides guidance and direction and  motivates workforce for high productivity.
  • Supports and back up operations department with Production Supervisor.
  • Manages efficient use of manpower and scheduling of OT to minimize costs while meeting delivery dates of customers.
  • Ensures employees remain up to date on all SuccessFactors training and attend required Safety meetings.
  • Provides DOT and IMDG mandatory training for all personnel identified as hazmat employees; as well as functional Specific training related to all shipping containers.
  • Ensures plant rules are explained to outside carriers and drivers; investigates any issues.
  • Maintains updated Reacts training
  • Ensures employees work safely and adhere to safety regulations/procedures; conduct safety inspections.
  • Works with HES dept. to coordinate emergency response training based on REACTS training received.
  • Supports AIMS, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.


Context and environment

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory, plant safety and environmental requirements with special emphasis on Process Safety Management (PSM). 
  • Ensure that all department members follow required HES training.
  • Complies with all external regulatory requirements, industry best practices and internal policies.
  • Available to support continuous plant operations as needed, including rotating weekend duty for possible Logistics issues.
  • Ability to wear personnel protective equipment such as respirators.      
  • Demonstrates commitment to HES through high visibility and actions.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.).
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.
  • Supervises staff across an overlapping 4 /10 hour shift and 4/12 hour rotating shift environment.
  • Travel 10% or less.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience


   Demonstrated Competencies


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