Logistics Supervisor – Hamamatsu Corporation – Middlesex, NJ

Logistics Supervisor
Hamamatsu Corporation
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Middlesex, NJ 08846

Logistics Supervisor- Middlesex, NJ

Hamamatsu, one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced light detectors and detector systems for industrial, scientific and commercial applications, is seeking a Logistics Supervisor for our Middlesex, NJ location. Our customer base is remarkably diverse; we serve Fortune 100 firms, top research labs, and innovative startups as well. Hamamatsu’s mission is to improve the welfare of society through the advancement of photonics technology.

The Logistics team is responsible for effectively and efficiently directing the materials appropriately to ensure that operations and quality goals for Hamamatsu Corporation and our customers are met. The Logistics department manages the warehousing, shipping, and receiving operations for all of Hamamatsu Corporation and works in conjunction with our other offices throughout the United States as well as our factory in Japan. It works to develop and implement appropriate systems and controls to effectively manage the existing operation and meet the ever changing needs of the organization.

The Logistics Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all warehouse functions and the staff responsible for carrying out those functions. The main focus of this role is to provide front line supervision to the warehouse personnel to ensure that all work is getting done on time, efficiently, and accurately. The Supervisor will manage all day to day operations of the warehouse staff while ensuring that all activities are performed in compliance with company policies and procedures. This position will monitor employee productivity and develop recommendations for improvement, and will be responsible for the assignment of personnel to specific duties as well as decide if and when overtime is necessary. Finally, the person in this role will need to be able to set expectations of work for employees and hold them accountable.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee the daily operational activities of the Logistics department, including but not limited to the printing of all picking lists/transfer requests (TRNs) for outbound shipments
  • Analyze and resolve work order issues, monitoring all goods received in AX for distribution, repairs, and replenishment of inventory
  • Correspond with internal customer to schedule shipments, track shipments, resolve issues, and urgent shipments
  • Supervision of direct reports (setting priorities, personnel issues, process resolution)
  • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Maintain and monitor all processes regarding receipt of trade and non-trade goods, shipment of trade goods and physical inventory.
  • Measured by Wrong Deliveries, Inventory Accuracy, Auto-Allocations and Shipper Success Rates.
  • Training of direct reports.
  • Measure and track individual and departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Plan and oversee the training needs of the employees in the department.
  • Special projects as needed

Required Skills :

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Five years Warehouse Supervisor experience
  • Experience handling all types and levels of employees.
  • Three years Shipping /Receiving Experience (pick/pack/ship) & Inventory Control or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with Warehouse Management concept
  • Shipping software experience – FedEx Ship Manager, UPS World Ship, and DHL
  • Familiarity with IATA Regulations
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (pivot tables)

Preferred Skills:

  • American Production & Inventory Control Society membership
  • Advanced Excel – Macro’s
  • Conflict resolution training
  • Two years supply chain experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012


  • Certification in handling of dangerous goods within 6 months of obtaining this position.

Hamamatsu offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package for full-time employees which include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life Insurance, Vacation/Sick/Personal Time, Long Term Care Insurance, and Retirement Plans. EOE. M/f/d/v. Send your cover letter & resume to: Fax: 908-526-0762, OR mail: Hamamatsu, 360 Foothill Rd., Bridgewater, NJ 08807, and ATTN: HR.

Job Type: Full-time

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