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Materials Supervisor

Location: Lincoln, NE, United States
Job ID: 33642
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2021
Salary: $76300 to $114450 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This important role will oversee a team of storekeepers assigned to maintain materials inventory in warehouses and unmanned locations in conjunction with warehouse location oversight, ensuring key processes (planning, replenishment, blanket purchase orders, inventory stocking levels, are provided to keep the Company’s operations running optimally. Interact with assigned operating areas, legal staff, procurement, and supplier community to carry out duties.  Ensures compliance with SOX and Supply Chain Policies and Procedures

SALARY RANGE:   $76,300 - $114,450 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)


LOCATION: Lincoln, Nebraska   

  • To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.    


  • Oversee a team of storekeepers assigned to maintain materials inventory in key warehouses in addition to overall day-to-day responsibilities for the unloading, receipt, check-in, storage, control, and issuance of materials, equipment and parts ordered by the Company
  • Ensure high quality and safety-conscious processes and practices are in place for warehouse/ store management including unloading, receipt, check-in, storage, control, and issuance of materials, equipment and parts.
  • Responsible for management of materials movement from suppliers to stakeholders.
  • Actively own the total cost of ownership and cost of inventory for areas of responsibility while maintaining quality and avoiding any unplanned stock-outs and downtime.
  • Identify process and technology improvements in the materials management area. 
  • Work proactively with operations to plan and forecast material needs on a regular basis.
  • Recommend and communicate materials management improvements, progress and results to Operations and Supply Chain management.
  • Monitor and act on KPI’s that support processes and procedures are being followed withing the organization.


  • Maintain updated knowledge of rules, regulations and standards in the field of materials management and related matters of interest to the department/division.
  • Work cooperatively with company and vendor employees.


  • Minimum of (3) three years of related experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.


  • Experience working at a major gas or electric utility is helpful. 
  • Knowledge of materials management procedures including unloading, receipt, check-in, storage, control, and issuance of materials.
  • Knowledge of cost reduction analysis approaches. 
  • Working knowledge of warehouse materials management systems (e.g , PeopleSoft inventory manager, PeopleSoft MIM, STORMS, etc.).
  • Aggressive, high-energy self-starter with a desire to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to communicate at all management levels within a customer organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to business problems.
  • Goal and deadline oriented.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Make decisions which have low to moderate impact on immediate department.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate to high noise level. Worker is subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts and or moving vehicles. Willing to travel up to 50% (e.g. 2 weeks or 10 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 76300 to 114450
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