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Production Supervisor

Global Leader in Food Production Kiel, WI

  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

Global and local leader in food production is seeking an experienced Production Supervisor for their facility in Kiel, WI




Job Description

Production Supervisor, you will use your leadership and supervisory skills with all hourly employees in the Cheese and Drying departments. You will work closely with the plant and corporate management staff to ensure that the highest quality of finished product is produced within the scheduled timelines in a safe and efficient manner.

Training and development of people is key! You will gather input for performance reviews and actively coach/mentor employees to reach their optimum potential. You will also make corrections as needed, coordinating with Production Leads and Trainers. Hiring the best people is our goal. Take active leadership role in promoting diversity and inclusion.

We focus on continuous improvement in cost, quality, service , people, and environment thru efficient use of materials, equipment, and resources. You will be able to use your initiative to share best practices within the facility, across our supply chain, and with external resources to achieve leading-edge manufacturing and supply chain technologies.

We are a team-oriented environment. You will  partner with plant Management, Quality, Maintenance, Human Resources, Scheduling and Logistics.

Other focuses:

·         Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Morale at the facility.

·         Root cause/corrective action investigations for unplanned events.

·         Ensure compliance of GMP’s and the Food Safety Plan.

·         Communicate and coordinate with supervisors and functions to optimize operations and resources.

·         Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production schedules to meet and exceed customer requirements and business goals.

·         Understand the financial impact of Line Efficiency, Material Yield, and Labor Productivity on plant budgets and develop Action Plans to address gaps.

·         Take active leadership role in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Education & Experience (Required):

·         High school/GED and 2+ years’ experience in shift supervision (preferably in food processing environment).

·         Experience with GMP's, HAACP, sanitation, and quality assurance.

·         Must possess strong leadership skills, problem solving skills, and decision-making skills.

·         Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills at various levels of the company.

·         Leads through positive influence.

·         Computer skills, including usage of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

·         Effective communication skills for working cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment.

·         Experience with Lean Manufacturing skills.

·         Ability to manage multiple projects while remaining organized and detail-oriented.

Education & Experience (Preferred):

·         Four-year degree from an accredited college or university strongly preferred.  Major: Business Administration, Science/Food Science, Engineering, Agricultural or related areas.

·         1+ years experience in Operations.

·         Supervisory experience in a unionized environment.

·         Open to relocation to other facilities in the future.

·         Lean Management and continuous improvement experience.

Physical demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: 

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; climb up and down stairs and ladders; talk or hear.

·         The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

·         Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: 

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The temperature of the work environment can fluctuate due to occasional temperatures from cold/cool to warm/hot.

·         The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud and will require ear plugs. While working in the manufacturing areas, the incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment.


Global Leader in Food Production


Kiel, WI



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