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Supply Chain Supervisor
at Univar
Pittsburg, CA

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It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is 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. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


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 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

Primary Purpose:
To provide logistics coordination on site at Pittsburg, CA to support the activities at both Dow and K2, and provide a single point of contact/face of Univar for both parties to address their operational/supply chain concerns.  The Supply Chain Supervisor will manage allocation of railcars between K2 and Dow.  He/she will also manage co-product forecast (Caustic and HCL) for K2 and pull product at a balanced rate.  
  • Receive inventory in UVX for D9 & K2 warehouses
  • Maintain K2 Weekly Forecast Document
  • Participate in all K2/Dow onsite meetings requiring Univar logistics representation
  • Coordination of RC fleet between Dow & K2
  • Responsible for coordination of truck shipments between Dow, K2, and IMTT
  • Track Bulk Net Weights for Trucks and RCs Shipped at Dow/K2 and provide feedback weekly.   Lead discussion on opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate movements to/from off-site storage tack with Rail Logistics Manager
  • Ensure that Rail Fleet Manager is aware of all RC mechanical defects with fleet and help to facilitate timely repair/regular updates on repair status
  • Track inventory levels at Dow/K2 and escalate issues resulting in high/low levels
  • Engage with local yardmaster and rail serve to build relationships and better understand site constraints/capabilities with regards to rail service and capacity
  • Communicate weekly loading plan to Dow/K2 and manage performance
  • Periodic physical validation of actual car placement status on site
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Engineering or other related field
  • 5 years of work experience in Supply Chain, Operations, or related field
Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
  • Strong organizational and communication skills 
  • Knowledge of railcar logistics
  • Data manipulation including graphs, pivots, vlookups, and creation of formulas with Excel or Access; and Utilizing MRP, data analytics and reporting systems

Univar 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.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

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