Warehouse/Inventory Supervisor

Date: Feb 15, 2024

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54913

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

Plans, organizes and monitors the receiving, storage and distribution of all items received from suppliers ensuring a smooth and consistent operation so that supplies and equipment are delivered to the proper departments in an effective and efficient manner according to departmental procedures.  The supervisor will also oversee the movement of inventory and address any freight issues and assist with returns.


  • Plans and coordinates work assignments for the Shipping department.  Trains, motivates and monitors the performance of Receiving/Shipping personnel.  
  • Responsible for inventory management, cycle counts, and spot checks.
  • Handle freight issues (lost freight, refused freight, etc)
  • Develop and document standard and emergency operating procedures for receiving, handling, storage, shipping and salvaging of equipment and supplies.
  • Provide and necessary training to staff on shipping procedures, use of FedEx shipping systems and international shipping regulations.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.


  • Associate Degree
  • 3+ years of related experience or training, preferably in inventory or shipping and receiving
  • 2+ years of supervisory/leadership experience.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Automated receiving experience, SAP preferred.
  • B.S or B.A. degree preferred.
  • Effective communications both written and verbal are required.


Associate Degree

Years of Experience

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training
2-3 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience

Physical Requirements

    We Offer

    Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

    Nearest Major Market: Appleton
    Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

    Job Segment: Shipping and Receiving, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Supply Chain, Inventory, Operations, Engineering