Distribution Supervisor in Hebron, Kentucky at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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Job ID: BEC010200

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


The Distribution Supervisor leads the day-to-day operations and develops their team of associates for fast-paced daily distribution operations. The incumbent analyzes and implements distribution strategies to support customer expectations including on time delivery, quality, productivity and various other key performance indicators for the functional areas. The selected candidate will develop, lead and implement process improvement projects; and practices Lean and Six Sigma principles to achieve established goals and objectives. The selected candidate will drive productivity, quality and efficiency through data-driven decisions and analytical problem-solving methodology.  

The Supervisor; Distribution is responsible for:
  • Supporting the Distribution Team through collaboration to distribute quality products to meet customer expectations.
  • Fostering a culture of accountability, engagement, quality, and customer satisfaction in a Lean environment.
  • Supporting all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all associates.
  • Coordinating with other Supervisors to build and execute productivity plans by reviewing work volume forecasts, determining productivity requirements and partnering to balance labor across the facility.            
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable Federal and International agencies
  • Fostering a culture that utilizes Lean principles & methods to increase productivity & eliminate waste.
  • Communicating policies to associates and act as the primary information source for the team, maintaining compliance and consistency and taking corrective action when required
  • Performing root cause analysis using the problem solving process and 5 Why’s to develop a logical solution
  • Providing performance feedback and development opportunities to direct reports.
  • Occasional travel to other Beckman Coulter facilities, and/or attending outside training as needed for career development.

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years’ experience leading a team of 15-35 associates in a warehouse environment. 
  • Prior knowledge and experience in ISO Federal Agency compliance regulations
  • Experience with a Warehouse Management System (WMS) preferably Oracle
  • Intermediate to Expert skills with Microsoft Office applications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience in a Continuous Improvement Environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment with little support or guidance 
  • Self-starter with the ability to motivate and develop their associates

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.