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Dock Supervisor

REQ: REQ-145135 Procurement

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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Job Title: Dock Supervisor

Shift: Day Shift

Department: Dock/Warehouse Operations (SCM)

Reporting to: Brian Edwards

Job Location: DeSoto, KS (On-Site)


We are proud to announce the establishment of a state-of-the-art Li-ion battery factory, set amidst the beautiful Kansas City Metro. This groundbreaking green-field factory will serve as a pioneering hub for innovation in sustainable energy solutions.

If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas. The Dock Supervisor is responsible for coordinating incoming and outgoing movement and storage of raw materials, indirect materials, finished goods, and machinery to meet production schedules.

The Dock Supervisor also has responsibility for parts inventory, accuracy, and stock levels in a way that ensures optimal performance for the department in terms of stock outs, cost, and cycle count accuracy.  The individual has accountabilities for the performance and results of a team and will work closely with internal and external key stakeholders focusing to support manufacturing/dock activities and best business practices.  The supervisor is responsible for adapting departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions and problem-solving are guided by policies, procedures, and business plans.

Essential Duties:

  • Directs the receipts, storage, movement, and shipping of products.
  • Fosters a collaborative team environment to maximize team’s abilities and experiences.
  • Creates and tracks performance against KPI’s to ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure the timely flow of materials within an established timeframe.
  • Makes recommendations for process improvements to streamline processes and control costs.
  • Develops and monitors inventory control systems to ensure adequate supply and sufficient movement of materials.
  • Hire, train, develop, engage, and motivate to drive accountability amongst team members while driving continuous improvement (mistake proofing, lean manufacturing strategies, FTQ), positive and safe working environment, and operational excellence (quality, cost, and delivery)
  • Additional projects as needed to support SCM organization.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees’, wearing PPE is a possibility and includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Material Management or similar field strongly preferred

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience supervising and related experience with warehouse management, inventory management, and receiving and distribution processes
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of WMS and/or ERP Systems
  • Previous experience directing warehouse operations in the manufacturing/warehousing industry.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and influence employees.
  • Strong change management skills with the ability to learn and implement Lean Management principles and concepts.
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience supervising and related experience with warehouse management, inventory management, and receiving and distribution processes
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development.
  • Extensive experience with supply chain management and performance metrics
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook) preferred.

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit: 10%
  • Walk: 50%
  • Stand: 30%
  • Lift: 10%

Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:                          Continuous
  • Office Equipment:                               Continuous

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.: Continuous
  • Up to 20 lbs.: Frequent
  • Up to 35 lbs.: Frequent
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.): Occasional          

About Us:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America.

REQ: REQ-145135 Procurement

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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