Guest Supply, LLC

Material Handling Supervisor

3 months ago(9/5/2017 11:06 AM)
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Who We Are:

Gilchrist & Soames, a division of Guest Supply, is a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts and distinguished spa, inns and bed & breakfasts. Specializing in servicing the luxury market, our products can be found in over 6,000 properties in over 90 countries.


Guest Supply is a leading global manufacturer and distributor to the Travel and Leisure industry, providing products to over 25,000 hotels in 88 countries. Rapidly approaching a billion dollars in annual revenue, Guest Supply has grown its’ business by over 200% in the last 7 years. Guest Supply is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco. Sysco is a 50 billion dollar, industry leading, global food and beverage distribution company, employing hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide.


The Opportunity:

As a Material Handling Supervisor, you supervise and direct the movement of materials between the warehouse and manufacturing areas. 


Are You The One?

If you enjoy managing the movement of materials from the warehouse directly to production operations, enjoy creating and working against metrics, have inventory management experience and strong knowledge of ERP and Warehouse Management Systems, you can have a career at Gilchrist & Soames that challenges your intellect and develops your personal and professional career goals.


Position Details:

Responsible for all aspects of the Material Handling department. Supports manufacturing operations by determining and controlling material requirements and maintaining an accurate inventory database. Supervise and direct the movement of materials between the warehouse and the manufacturing areas. Lead associates and manage all aspects of employee engagement.


  • Responsible for all material movements to and from work orders.
  • Implement and track metrics including but not limited to metrics for scrap and yield rates.
  • Ensure that metrics are aligned with business needs. Benchmark metrics using both internal and external resources.
  • Recommend and implement procedures and methods that improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of the department.
  • Develop and implement training plans for all aspects of employee engagement.
  • Oversee all safety systems in the department, insuring that the department meets or exceeds safety expectations.
  • Coach and mentor employees to insure that employees are equipped to deliver the needed results and have access to learn the skills needed to move and/or advance through the organization.
  • Plan headcount, equipment and space needs to support the budget and business needs.
  • Responsible for maintenance and housekeeping of the staging areas.
  • Insure that the manufacturing areas have a steady supply of materials while maintaining inventory accuracy. Insure efficient and accurate return of materials from manufacturing.
  • Oversee transactions in the ERP and WMS systems in order to maintain an accurate database.


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or financial related field
  • 5 years of experience in an inventory management related field in the personal care or drug warehousing industry, with at least 2 years supervising inventory processes or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of automated warehouse management systems.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and scheduling software.
  • Detailed knowledge of ERP and WMS systems.
  • Ability to understanding financial reports.
  • Ability to understand and work with relational databases.
  • Material handling equipment certification.
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly in a changing environment.
  • Ability to analyze situations and react in a timely manner.


Here are just some of the benefits you will enjoy in this role:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Flexible dependent and health spending accounts
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick and personal days



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While this position will primarily work in a manufacturing environment, this position may require travel. There is very limited overnight travel required and specifically pertains to company events, staff meetings, training sessions & vendor fairs.
  • May be required to utilize personal vehicle for business travel that may result in long periods of sitting.
  • If working remote, must have required software to ensure timely communications.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • This position may require evening and weekend work depending on business needs


NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job overview in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.


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