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Career Opportunities: Production Supervisor (Berlin, PA) (5941)

Req Id 5941 - Posted 01/08/2013


Millions of times a day in over 80% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, many of which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Mountain Lakes, NJ, our $2.6B business employs more than 4,500 people in 19 sites around North America. We are a leader in the dry and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 9 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our brands include Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Aunt Jemima, Lenders Bagels and Vlasic just to name a few.

This Production Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the plant production and associates. Accountable for the day to day management of plant production and operations, ensures full compliance with all food safety and regulatory requirements. Provides technical support and service to manufacturing in support of the operations objectives and is a key member of the management team at the facility. Works with Facility Manager, Human Resource Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager, Warehouse supervisor and the other Production Supervisors.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.
Supervise all production activities in accordance with corporate and plant policies as well as the Collective Bargaining Agreement, programs and standards concerning safety, quality, productivity and cost.
Provide continual leadership and guidance to production associates for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships.
Actively promote plant safety and environmental programs and procedures that are in compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
Actively promote adherence to corporate Quality, Sanitation, GMP and HACCP standards to achieve a finished product within quality control specifications.
Manage staffing levels and assign responsibilities to employees, as required to meet planned production schedules.
Manage training and development, assessment and motivation of production associates.
Apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
Review shift activities and results, making adjustments as required for continuous improvement.
Investigate production delays and take corrective action as necessary.
Keep management informed of the status of production and promptly notify management of issues impacting production.
Coordinate the storage and rework of quality control hold products with appropriate plant personnel.
Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability.
Develop and plan employee schedule for weekly work assignments.
Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.

This position provides direct supervision to production employees. In the absences of a Team Member in other key areas this position also provides direction and supervision to personnel in those areas as well.

Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
Ability to react to an ever changing business environment to help facilitate the change in a positive manner.

Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication to achievement of results.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
Good organization and planning skills that meets existing or changing requirements.
Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.

Undergraduate Degree, preferred.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Production Management, Industrial Technology, Engineering or related field, preferred.

Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience, preferred.
Professional experience within packaging/food products industry, preferred.

Pinnacle Foods Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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