Titulo del puesto:
Materials Team Lead

General information.test

Ubicación: Des Moines, IA
Andersen Corporation
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Categoría del puesto:
Warehouse, Operations
Posting City:
Des Moines

Descripción y Requerimientos


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.


Provide daily work direction of Materials team through effective communication and completion of receiving and picking operations tasks while applying AMS tools. Identify process and resource constraints and utilize appropriate decision making and problem-solving techniques to resolve and meet SQDC metrics. Provide feedback, coaching, and training to Materials employees.


  • Ensure the continuous flow of materials to meet planned output while following operations standards (safety, quality, delivery, cost, maintenance). Identify issues, engaging the Tier 1 team in process or problem resolution and escalate appropriate issues to Tier 2 team. Partner with Value Stream Supervisors.
  • Facilitate training and development of materials employees, providing clear expectations of performance, AMS, quality, and safety. Provide coaching and feedback. Maintain cross-training matrix to effectively utilize knowledge of employee capabilities. Coordinate movement of employees to meet business need.
  • Focus on improving business metrics by leading and supporting AMS projects and initiatives. Maintain visual management tools (PVA, run charts, CI boards, and Tier 1 boards) to drive continuous improvement and employee engagement. Participate in problem solving using AMS tools and methodology (5 Why, PDCA, MCA).
  • Demonstrate leadership in communications, conflict resolution, process constraints and problem solving. Lead and effectively communicate at daily Tier1 meeting to encourage employee participation and engagement.
  • Provide support of other production areas as needed, including project support, leader coverage, and cycle counting responsibilities as needed.
  • Complete standard work & control plan audits, including but not limited to safety, finished goods quality, scrap, and standard work. Participate and complete corrective actions from the MCA process.
  • Follow and consistently enforce all safety procedures according to standards. Proactively address safety concerns and take action or follow up when appropriate.

·       The Materials Team Lead will oversee daily work direction for a materials department of 5-40 material associates. Provide feedback and coaching and facilitate training and skill development.



  • Associate degree or equivalent work experience in warehousing and or manufacturing operations.
  • Requires knowledge and application of continuous improvement processes such as 5s and problem-solving methods. Lean training or certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of operations products, processes, and equipment including safety, quality, changeover and set-up skills and knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques and basic machine diagnostic skills. Understand the interdependencies (manufacturing/functional groups) across the value stream.
  • Requires intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, train, and motivate employees.
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying constraints or barriers, problem solving, delegation and sound decision making.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills and effectively working with others. Flexible, self-motivated, and life-long learner with demonstrated initiative.


·       Seeks to understand customer needs in detail and how to satisfy them

·       Supports organizational change (e.g., asks questions, abandons past ways of doing things, etc.) 

·       Demonstrates effective presentation skills


“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

·       Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

·       Health Savings Account contributions  

·       Paid holidays plus PTO  

·       401(k) plan & contributions  

·       Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

·       Charity contributions 

·       Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 


* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 



·       Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs


In 2023, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate.  Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance. 


Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.