The Production Supervisor is a key management position on the off shift with significant involvement and essential responsibility for overall operational results during the off shifts. Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor shall safely produce and deliver a quality product and service on time and cost effectively. The Production Supervisor will also be responsible for establishing and implementing employee training programs.
3rd shift hours are 10:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the flexibility to work week-ends.
Duties and Responsibilities
Direct workforce in production, distribution and sanitation operations on off shift to achieve optimum efficiency in production, cost, quality and safety objectives.
Initiates and directs activities toward the development and implementation of employee training programs with the objective of increasing job knowledge and safety in all production departments.
Continuous promotion of plant safety, proving leadership to ensure compliance with all regulatory and company policies and procedures, programs and practices.
Ensure 100% compliance with food safety and food quality expectations consistent with the intended design and desired image. To include adherence to all GMPs and SQF regulations and initiatives.
Monitor daily production metrics to ensure quotas are met. Ensure continual improvement for operational efficiencies, productivity, quality, and safety performance. Analyze and communicate labor and yield/productivity metrics and reporting. Establish benchmarks and ensure process improvement initiatives are implemented.
Advise Production Manager of any problems or potential problems that affect the ability of the operation to produce in a safe, timely, efficient manner, including but not limited to personnel, equipment, transportation, quality, and raw materials.
Serve as a back-up for Production Manager or other Managers as necessary.
Foster participation of the workforce to enhance awareness and cooperation. Provide leadership for personal and professional growth to operational leads and line-associates. Provide measured balance of data/people management skills. Maintain communication in an approachable, hands-on, supportive role.
Contribute to the development and daily management of budgets and cost control.
Qualifications and Experience
5+ Years manufacturing experience. Dairy plant, milk processing, or bottling operations experience a plus
Bachelor degree preferred, preferably in business, food science, industrial engineering, or chemical engineering
Strong continuous improvement experience in creating and implementing processes and procedures, including 5S, kaizen events and root cause analysis. Green or Black belt is a plus.
Knowledge of and working experience with SAP enterprise software system
Ability to adapt to work schedule dependent on business and operational needs
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
LALA Branded Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer