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Team Leader in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 11/21/2023

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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.

Overall Scope

Team Leaders are responsible for assisting department Supervisors with leading Distribution Center production employees through the daily duties of the respective area of operation. They help resolve issues and motivate employees to safely produce quality products in a timely manner.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED plus related experience; Associates degree in a business or technical field, preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience
  • Knowledge of AS400 (JD Edwards, preferred) and WMS systems
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate solutions and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to interact across departments and employee levels
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other tasks, as required
  • Experience in a distribution environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication
  • Proficient in MS Office; including Outlook

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implements the instructions of the supervisor; assigns work to employees.
  • Assists in problem-solving within the department.
  • Assists in training new employees in the department.
  • Provides feedback to the supervisor of employee progress, efficiency, and problems encountered.
  • Observes, implements, and ensures compliance with all site and department safety rules.
  • Relays to the supervisor the suggestions and ideas of the employees in the department.
  • Sets the example for fellow employees; leads by both performance and attitude.
  • Supports maintaining cleanliness within the department.
  • Promotes and sustains good employee morale within the department.
  • Collaborates with supervisor if disciplinary action is warranted, but does not personally administer the discipline.
  • Performs other departmental duties as assigned.

Ergonomic Focus

  • Walking, standing, and sitting during shift.
  • Ability to look up, stoop, and use ladders to reach height.
  • Ability to lift 10-40 lbs from ground level to waist high.
  • Ability to type and use computer and telephone equipment


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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