Supervisor, Production Distribution Center

Tesla - Bethlehem, PA3.6

30+ days ago
Tesla is looking for a motivated and experienced Supervisor for our highly dynamic parts distribution center in Bethlehem, PA. This position will provide supervision of day-to-day operations including receiving, stocking, shipping and all transactions related to said activities. The Supervisor, Parts & Service Warehouse, will also ensure efficiency and accuracy of stocking and organizing parts inventory. This individual will work closely with the Parts & Service Buyers, Logistics and Quality teams, as well as with internal and external customers around the globe. This role will report directly to the Associate Manager, Parts & Service Warehouse. We currently have openings for both day shift and swing shift, but flexibility is required.


  • Engage in all phases of customer assistance within a dealership parts department, including retail, service and wholesale
  • Candidate should be familiar with automotive DMS systems, from a parts perspective, and should understand how invoicing, ordering and receiving screens in the DMS system interact with each other
  • Responsible for assistance in setting up and maintaining the warehouse layout and overall flow
  • Training and assist other Tesla team members (i.e., engineering, production, sales) in locating parts within the parts catalog, and procuring parts if necessary
  • Manage space optimization within the distribution center
  • Ensure that warehouse staff effectively and efficiently performs timely receiving, stocking, picking, packing and shipping of inventory to store locations and external customers
  • Address issues with regard to correcting any inbound packaging issues from our internal and external suppliers
  • Communicate with internal teams and internal/external customers to keeping all informed of the inventory and shipping status including No Bin, No Cost, No Movement reporting
  • Must be able to pass Fork Lift Certification (valid driver’s license required)
  • Regularly monitoring the inventory work, the implementation of assigned processes, such as coordinate a cycle count program, and troubleshoot all order problems, and suggesting changes accordingly
  • Resolve process issues related to materials management, warehousing, production control, logistics, distribution, and returns of finished goods and sub-assemblies

  • Minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience in a fast-paced warehouse or distribution center environment, preferably automotive-related
  • Robust experience in creating metrics for performance management
  • Able to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various teams including service and supply chain personnel in a lean principles environment
  • Track record of developing, implementing and driving Distribution Center business processes and policies
  • Working familiarity with IATA (International Air Transport Association) relevant requirements (DG certification is a plus)
  • In-depth experience in change management process (ECO)
  • Knowledge and application of TPS, Min/Max principles, and Logistics methodology in a JIT environment
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and motivation to a large group of warehouse personnel
  • Familiarity with outbound shipping requirements of components via common freight carriers domestically and internationally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced Excel skills and experience using SAP a huge plus
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage and track transaction details
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