Distribution Supervisor


Shoreview, MN, US, 55126

Who Are We?
Do you want to help to make the world a better place? Join our team! At TSI our vision is to create a better world by helping to protect people, products and the environment. We are proud of the wide range of solutions we provide that solve our customer’s problems around the world. From helping to ensure worker safety and understanding air quality to supporting complex highly technical industries such as pharmaceuticals manufacturing, semiconductor, and research customers, TSI employees are part of something special with a purpose.


Distribution Supervisor at TSI

This position has the overall responsibility for Shipping, Receiving, and Stockroom personnel and performance.  This position is responsible for coaching, teaching, training, facilitating and removing barriers to enable work teams to perform at optimal levels. Responsible for planning and directing the activities in shipping, receiving, and the stockroom.  And providing vision, coaching and development opportunities for team personnel.  Applies world class techniques in the pursuit of continuous improvement for process, quality, customer service, and environment, while insuring the assigned areas meet all TSI quality requirements, at the lowest cost and in a timely manner.


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI, you will be responsible for:

  • Proactively identify and implement continuous quality and cost improvements as it relates to distribution.
  • Work with team Leads to prepare work schedules, assign work and oversees the work product.
  • Manage departments to achieve metric performance.
  • Develop and manage a cross functional Inventory Cycle Count Accuracy team.
  • Ensure that there is cross training going on in the department.
  • Coach and develop members of the department.
  • Set and communicate expectations for employees; monitor performance and give recognition when appropriate. Take corrective action when necessary. Recognize employees for performance which meets or exceeds objectives.
  • Utilize quality management techniques for problem solving, corrective action and process decisions.
  • Research, justify, procure and implement new technology to maximize department effectiveness and profitability.
  • Work in conjunction with the Manager to establish annual goals and objectives for the department to achieve (annually) in alignment with company strategic goals.
  • Responsible for assisting in the development of policies with respect to production management.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments in addition to influencing decisions and outcomes that result in solid business practices for the company.
  • Establish and maintain department budgets including capital improvements.
  • Work as a team with Production supervision to improve overall operational performance.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and report unsafe conditions to Manager.


Supervisory Responsibilities 

The Supervisor is responsible for managing personnel in Distribution.

  • Recruit, hire, and retain high performing team.
  • Define employee objectives, conduct performance reviews, and recommend salary adjustments.
  • Meet all assigned performance objectives. 
  • Coach and mentor direct reports.
  • Work within TSI to define and execute required training programs to address product, application, process, and technology training needs.
  • Mentor new employees with their transition into the Company.
  • Work with peers in management to drive the execution of continuous improvement projects.


What Do You Need?


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five years of experience in manufacturing environment specifically in shipping/receiving and stock room setting
  • Experience with SAP or another ERP system


  • CPIM Certification
  • Logistics and Export compliance knowledge
  • 5S experience



  • Lean manufacturing practices
  • Employee relations and supervision
  • Policy and process development and continuous improvement in a manufacturing setting
  • ERP/MRP and scheduling systems
  • Manufacturing concepts, practices and procedures
  • Effective leadership concepts


What Can We Give You?
At TSI, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. We offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, we are committed to employee development and growth, and encourage and foster an environment of collaboration, and innovation. Our work has meaning and the products we design and build help protect people and the environment.

Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.
Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.

Benefit Offerings: Competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K Employer Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Education Assistance, and more.

Flexible Work Arrangement: TSI employees can expect to have work-life balance, vacation, sick time, 8 paid holidays, bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave, and more.


Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.  We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


TSI provides trusted measurement, application guidance, and data analytics solutions that enable our global customers to make informed decisions.  We are creating a better world by helping protect people, products and the environment, as well as by optimizing research and industrial processes.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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