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Supervisor of Materials Control

Location: Cheswick, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Job Summary: This is a highly visible Supply Chain role that will oversee the control of ZOLL’s site materials.  It is a hands-on position responsible for developing and executing material control plans that will enable the company to ensure accurate inventory levels and consistent support of production material requirements.  Additional responsible include, shipping, receiving, product returns and return material agreements.  Collaboration with other members of the Supply Chain, Production, Sales, Marketing, and Support Services teams is paramount to achieve these objectives.   This individual will create metrics to measure performance and identify improvement opportunities.  

This position will perform in a manner that keeps ZOLL’s Company Mission, Purpose and Vision Statements in mind.   Proper execution of these responsibilities results in high level of customer service, accurate inventories and ensuring that compliance is maintained.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency and productivity in a fast paced environment with unscheduled interruptions while maintaining acceptable judgment, responsibility, and assumption for decisions, consequences and results.
  • Ensures continuous supply of material to production while support inventory objectives.
  • Lead departmental meetings and conduct regular 1:1 meetings with staff.
  • Reviews records and reports to make recommendations for remedial action for reported non- usable, obsolete, slow moving, end of life and excess stock.
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules and expedites workflow that optimizes labor efficiency.
  • Accountable for performing cycle counts, scheduling, and leading periodic inventories.
  • Ensures accuracy of data in the ERP System by tracing history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records.  Recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Commitment to establishing and maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Must demonstrate proficient ability to directly supervise materials personnel in a manner consistent with company policies and applicable laws.  Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees:  Planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Maintains and creates Standard Operating Procedures as necessary to define processes and responsibilities.

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Educations and/or Experience:

  • Behavioral:  Highly-motivated individual, sets a ‘high-bar’ of achievement for self and others, actively mentors and develops people, works outside of functional ‘boundaries’, actively collaborates and builds trust with people, exhibits managerial courage, makes and keeps commitments, keeps stakeholders informed, delivers results.
  • Coaches, trains and develops personnel to improve departmental efficiencies, individual development and employee satisfaction.
  • Highly communicative; good communication and team building skills.  Ability to lead cross-functionally.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; 3 years or supervisory, industry related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • APICS Coursework/certification

Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


ZOLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.