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If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career, and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.

POSITION SUMMARY:
As a Production Supervisor you are responsible to ensure employee safety, product quality and asset performance while delivering on time and to the production plan.  You will be leading a team of approximately 30 employees, providing guidance and support for employee development and performance management and correction action where needed. You will also be participating in the hiring process,  Proactive cooperation with other groups on site and within NUSA to ensure that their area and people are fully aligned with the organization.  Modeling the way for others by practicing what is preached to create and maintain a workplace culture that engages and motivates associates at all levels.  Focusing on results to deliver success as measured by key performance metrics.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.    Ensure the timely deployment of tthe People development plan and assure the competencies of his/her team as per the agreed plan with PM (proper training inclusive of equipment, safety procedures, and hygiene) Enforce strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) by all personnel within the team.   
2.    Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times.  Updated work instructions available for all positions.  Processes are run in accordance with SOP's, SSOP's and other documentation.  Activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management.
3.    Ensure quality objectives are met including regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks, and product quality checks conducted according to policies. Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors.  Check and enforce personnel hygiene & safety e.g. protective clothing (uniform), shoe change & hand wash.  
4.    Ongoing coaching of employees to fulfill and exceed the requirements of the job through NCE approach.   Daily review of achievement of targets and report variances during on-the-floor and review meetings.  Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root causes of failures and support continuous improvement initiatives.  Facilitate seamless handoffs and communicate key information to peers, team members and Production Management
5.    Ensure continuous line Controls and immediate corrective action to assure prescribed quality and to ensure compliance with manufacturing instructions, internal and external regulations, procedures & policies.
6.    Ensure ongoing smooth operations of factory through effective employee and industrial relations management.
7.    Ensure that there is an adequate distribution of skills to enable production plan to be achieved effectively.
8.    Ensure timely launch of new products to the Market as per agreed with the business unit/area.
9.    Ensure adequate maintenance of the installations in coordination with quality, engineering & administration.   Review daily maintenance effectiveness with Maintenance Mechanic(s) and Team members to identify opportunities for improvement.   Prioritize, schedule, and ensure Maintenance & Repairs are completed to maximize efficiency.
10.    Travel requirement = 5%   

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
•    Reports directly to Production Manager, Shift Manager, Operations Manager, or Factory Manager.

SUPERVISION GIVEN:
The ability to ensure smooth operation through effective staff management and deployment of the team:                        
•    Maintain properly skilled crew at all times and minimized use of overtime hours
•    Control absenteeism by supervisory emphasis and counseling as necessary
•    Ensure accomplishment of teams assigned duties and continued development of skills and competencies
•    Ensure record keeping is accomplished correctly
FINANCIAL/STRATEGIC IMPACT:
•    Delivery of scheduled production, on time, within cost, and at quality level
•    Lead role in developing the budget & capital plan for their area and identification of Productivity Improvements

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS AND  EDUCATION LEVEL

•    Bachelor’s degree AND 2 years of leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment 
•    OR 5 years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment 
•    OR 2 years in a leadership role in the United States Military
 
Additional Requirements:
•    Work extended days and/or weekends with flexibility to switch shifts as required 
•    Willing to work in a factory where ambient conditions may be extremely cold, wet or warm
 
Preferred Experience:
•    Experience in food processing or packaging
•    Experience in Supply Chain and/or Inventory Control 
•    Experience in Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP’s) in a food processing environment. 
•    1 year of experience in Continuous Improvement environment (Lean manufacturing or Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) preferred)

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Production Supervisor (2nd Shift)