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Title:  Transportation Supervisor


Birmingham, AL, US, 35234

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24739

As a valued Univar Solutions employee, you understand that we are more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 10,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. We’re thrilled that you are exploring opportunities where your actions will make a positive difference every day.  We look forward to building a strong future together.



Under the general direction of the Branch Operations Manager, the Transportation Supervisor is responsible for the efficient day-to-day operations of the branch, including supervision of the employees, facility and executing operations related activities.


Deliverables: Staff Supervision:

• Conducts daily pre-shift meetings, communicates expectations to employees and maintains a supervisory presence throughout the branch.

• Coordinates day-to-day work activities to ensure operational goals and objectives are met.

• Ensures all employees have the required tools and training on matters related to safety, operation standards and department goals.

• Creates a positive work environment and fosters employee ownership of branch operations and performance.

• May oversee the completion of drug testing and medical surveillance as required. Branch Administration \

• General office work, email communications and correspondence with internal and external customers.

• Supports inspections and paperwork associated with hazardous waste generation and waste pickup transport.

• Participates in inspections from outside agencies (DOT,EPA,FDA,DHS).


Sales Support/Customer Service

• Supports Branch Operations Manager with maintaining budget and operating plans to achieve branch goals.

• Responsible for meeting customer requirements and fulfilling orders in a cost effective manner using appropriate risk management and Standard Operating Procedures.


Quality Assurance

• Ensures company quality processes are adhered to at the local branch level.

• Partners with appropriate departments to resolve product quality issues in an efficient and timely manner. Inventory Management

• Responsible for cycle counts and physical inventory; including quarantined material.

• Supervises daily operations, including repack & transportation functions in inventory management system ( e.g. UVX2000).



• High School Diploma/GED required

• Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience

• 3-5 years’ experience in operations

• Knowledge of chemical distribution facility operation preferred Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

• Supervisory Leadership; proven ability to communicate with, support, and motivate employees to achieve operational objectives

• Strong verbal /written communication skills • Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively in a team environment

• Analytical; ability to track, record and report department production

• Experience with performance metrics and process improvement

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Excel and Word

• High level of decision-making ability; balancing customers’ needs and company objectives

• Strong organization skills with the ability to handle diverse and significant workload

• Knowledgeable in all aspects of chemical distribution and UNIVAR Standard Operating Procedures

• Ability to operate all warehouse equipment

• Ability to respond to emergency response situations Basic understanding of UVX2000

• Some branches may require HazMat certification or Hazwoper Certification


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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