Production Shift Supervisor

You know our brands, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Boursin, Kaukauna, Merkts and Price's, which elicit smiles across America. They are daring, responsible and deliver dairy goodness. As you imagine, this mindset is contagious! Bel Brands USA is part of an international family company, which has led an ambitious growth strategy for 150 years and is today the world's third largest branded cheese company. If like our 11,000 employees globally and 900 people in the US, you want to have an impact in an entrepreneurial and demanding company, and share smiles around the world, dare to live the Bel experience!
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Bel Brands USA has been named Chicago's "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" for 8 years in a row, from 2009 - 2016. The company is headquartered in Chicago and operates three manufacturing plants in Little Chute, WI, Leitchfield, KY, and Brookings, SD.
Job Description Summary
The Assistant Production Supervisor will assist the production supervisor on the Leitchfield site through a team of functional supervisors. This position is responsible for the manufacturing of the finished products while respecting all the legal, and customer requirements. This position is ultimately responsible for 100+ employees (consists of multi shifts), and will replace the Production Supervisor during absences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist with all production operations in terms of efficiency, cost, complete and on-time delivery, safety, sanitation, employee relations, visual controls and performance assessment versus a defined budget and standards.
  • Monitor KPI for the production department in line with the entity and company objectives.
  • Maintain all necessary reporting to assess the production performance.
  • Supervision of Production and Sanitation hourly employees.
  • Provide mentoring for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training and development.
  • Ensure compliance with Company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and complete on-time delivery at lowest possible cost.
  • Determine production headcount needs
  • Identifies and communicate potential opportunities for capital investments
  • Proactively pursue any necessary improvement projects identified.
  • Coordinate activities between departments, i.e. Production, Warehouse, and Maintenance.
  • Follow and enforce all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.
  • Follows and enforce all Safety Rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others.
  • Follow and enforce all food safety procedures.
  • Follow and enforce all environmental protocols as applicable to job to prevent pollution to air, land or water.
  • Follow and enforce all continuous improvement actions and rules and best practices.
  • Follow and enforce all sanitation procedures and work instructions.
  • Understand advance level of cheesemaking/cooking equipment.
  • Understand advance level of cheesemaking/cooking technology.
  • Be able to perform and read Quality/Sanitation tests.
  • Select correct formula based the schedule, oldest raw material (FIFO) and ensure all cheesemakers/cooks/preparation have the proper formula/make record sheets.
  • Ensure products are within company specifications and make the necessary adjustments as needed.
  • Ensure consumptions of raw material/packaging and raw material/packaging are balanced with no variances.
  • Check BBD, COA‚ s and testing of all raw material/packaging are within company specifications.
  • Read and monitor all CCP‚ s to ensure compliance.
  • Appropriate written status and follow up reports to management concerning production issues
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Requires a High School Diploma required, GED or eqval.
  • Should be proficient in MS Office.
  • SAP experience helpful.
  • Should have technical skills in dairy/cheese production technologies.
  • Ability to control and/or optimize costs related to the production.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent project management skills.
  • Should be familiar with packing and packaging principles/ technologies.
  • Should be familiar with the dairy industry regulatory requirements, and have microbiological knowledge to be familiar with product and ingredient testing. Lean experience a plus.
  • Good judgment concerning communications, managing employees, and managing production
If you think that this job is for you, please click now on the button "Apply".
Bel Brands is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company‚ s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Bel Brands also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Bel Brand‚ s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

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