We calculated that 6% of Materials Supervisors are proficient in Continuous Improvement, Safety Procedures, and Logistics. They’re also known for soft skills such as Leadership skills, Management skills, and Problem-solving skills.
We break down the percentage of Materials Supervisors that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Continuous Improvement, 6%
Implemented continuous improvements to work practices by meeting weekly to identify opportunities to improve productivity, reduce costs and increase effectiveness.
- Safety Procedures, 6%
Supervised up to 98 hourly union personnel on up to 3 shifts; enforced plant rules and safety procedures.
- Logistics, 6%
Communicated with the contracted distributors for the logistics of material and services for contracted projects and executed them efficiently.
- Inventory Control, 6%
Coordinated all purchasing and inventory control functions for multiple locations; evaluating material and supplies needed, re-ordering as necessary.
- Shipping Receiving, 5%
Managed 65 direct report workforce: shipping receiving, material handling, productioncontrol as Tier 1 automotive supplier.
- MRP, 4%
Assisted in developing materials computer system for modification center with emphasis on MRP and bill of material integrity.
Some of the skills we found on materials supervisor resumes included "continuous improvement," "safety procedures," and "logistics." We have detailed the most important materials supervisor responsibilities below. Arguably the most important personality trait for a materials supervisor to have happens to be leadership skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that materials supervisors can use leadership skills to "provided leadership and employee development during the launch of sap erp system for material department functions. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many materials supervisor duties rely on management skills. This example from a materials supervisor explains why: "top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization." This resume example is just one of many ways materials supervisors are able to utilize management skills: "prepare reports for management using erp system. " Another skill that is quite popular among materials supervisors is problem-solving skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a materials supervisor resume: "top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "provided warehouse supervision, cycle counts, parts retrieval, and optimal storage solutions. " A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "time-management skills" is important to completing materials supervisor responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way materials supervisors use this skill: "top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals." Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical materials supervisor tasks: "used qad erp system to continuously improve both production and procurement plans to ensure on time delivery. " Another common skill for a materials supervisor to be able to utilize is "communication skills." Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively a materials supervisor demonstrated the need for this skill by putting this on their resume: "maintained constant communication with trucking companies and logistics centers to ensure timely arrival of material. "
See the full list of materials supervisor skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a materials supervisor. We found that 58.1% of materials supervisors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 8.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most materials supervisors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven materials supervisors were not college graduates.
The materials supervisors who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and management, while a small population of materials supervisors studied supply chain management and accounting.
When you're ready to become a materials supervisor, you might wonder which companies hire materials supervisors. According to our research through materials supervisor resumes, materials supervisors are mostly hired by Fluor, ManpowerGroup, and ICONMA. Now is a good time to apply as Fluor has 9 materials supervisors job openings, and there are 9 at ManpowerGroup and 7 at ICONMA.
Since salary is important to some materials supervisors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Mercy Corps, REV Group, and Abbott. If you were to take a closer look at Mercy Corps, you'd find that the average materials supervisor salary is $100,240. Then at REV Group, materials supervisors receive an average salary of $95,603, while the salary at Abbott is $91,240.
View more details on materials supervisor salaries across the United States.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Ford Motor, Honeywell, and Metro Chrysler Centre. These three companies have hired a significant number of materials supervisors from these institutions.