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Production Supervisor in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 1/17/2023

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Job Description

Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and original equipment markets.

We are organized into two operating segments. Each segment focuses on providing our customers with full-line coverage of its products, and a full suite of complementary services that are tailored to our customers’ business needs and driving end-user demand for our products. Our Engine Management Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the ignition, electrical, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems of motor vehicles. Our Temperature Control Segment manufactures and distributes a full line of critical components for the temperature control (air conditioning and heating) systems, engine cooling systems, power window accessories and windshield washer systems of motor vehicles.

We sell our products primarily to automotive aftermarket retailers, program distribution groups, warehouse distributors, original equipment manufacturers and original equipment service part operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

We employ approximately 4,300 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

Supervisor for SMP, Inc.’s Disputanta, VA location is a leader responsible for the Distribution Center production employees through the daily duties of the respective area of operation. This person resolves issues and motivates employees to safely produce quality products in a timely manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Accountable to the Operations Manager for department performance in quality, cost, delivery, safety environment, and policy administration.
  • Support planning of and management of departmental goals and metrics.
  • Identify and help resolve production issues.
  • Provide leadership for the operations associates in department.
  • Ensure that associates within department have the necessary resources and training to accomplish department goals.
  • Conduct coaching sessions, including performance evaluations, to improve associate performance.
  • Recognize department and individual accomplishments.
  • Lead associates through conflict resolution processes and mediate conflicts as needed. Resolve grievances and escalate higher-level disciplinary situations as appropriate.
  • Document disciplinary issues.
  • Approve department PTO per Company policy.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate payroll data for department.
  • Maintain adequate people/skills mix to run department in partnership with manager.
  • Enforce all safety rules and company policies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Associate Degree and/or 5 years experience in related field; Distribution environment preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with leadership, setting goals with follow-up, disciplinary issues, and policy enforcement.
  • Strong organizational skills, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with voice-based picking systems
  • Experience in Warehouse and Distribution environment utilizing Engineered Labor Standards, JD Edwards, and WMS systems.

Physical Aspects / Work Environment:

  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate
  • Climate controlled warehouse

Work Remotely

  • No

Standard Motor Products is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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