Production Supervisor

Campbell Soup Co Denver, PA
Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Position Summary:

Supervises nonexempt associates in a manufacturing environment: plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, processes, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. He/She supervises all phases of production activities for the Cookies Processing Department and directs the work activities of hourly associates for the NO Shift, all of whom are responsible for meeting the Company's goals. Role priorities for this position include Safety, Associate Relations, Associate Engagement, Quality, Productivity, Cost Improvement, and Performance Measurement.

Reporting to this position are:

Area Leads and hourly associates within the department.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Must be able to improve working conditions (safety, quality, productivity, and cost) and increase associates' skills and capabilities.

* Develops direct reports by providing guidance, coaching and assignments/projects that result in high employee engagement, high performing teams and a high performing organization.

* Coordinates on-the-job training for new hires and transferred associates. Conducts training in new procedures, OSHA - mandated compliance programs.

* Uses continuous improvement to improve production methods, yield, equipment performance, and quality of product. Supports all plant safety, quality, 5S, SAP and continuous improvement initiatives. This support may include but is not limited to actively participating in all audits and all aspects of team concepts, such as displaying a positive attitude which are necessary to work collaboratively within a team environment.

* Must be able to assist Product Manager and other Supervisors, in improving a system of production control, standard operating procedure, safety, quality control, performance management and coordination of other activities within the department as well as other supporting departments (i.e., Sanitation, Maintenance/Engineering, Scheduling, Shipping, Receiving, etc.)

* Ensures effective associate relations. Provides associate coaching and development. Makes employment decisions. Resolves associate issues through problem resolution.

* Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas. Works to continuously improve in all areas. Timely completion of documentation, reviews, and incident reports.

* Interprets specifications and job orders to workers, and assigns duties as required. Establishes, and where necessary, adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.

* Manages departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports to manager. Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of machines. Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.

* Plans and coordinates work, trains and motivates, monitors and evaluates performance of associates; ensures their ability to safely operate material handling equipment to move materials to and from storage configurations; Counsels, records, and disciplines as necessary. Develops associates to effectively oversee the daily routines of their assigned duties. Reviews production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.

* Assumes responsibility for the Quality System requirements defined in of the Pepperidge Farm, Inc. - Denver Plant Quality Procedures Manual. Identifies opportunities and leads Kaizen events to improve safety, quality, productivity and reliability.

* Interprets and enforces Company policies and procedures; hold employees fully accountable for complying with these standards. Resolves employee issues, questions, and complaints; maintain a positive employee relations environment.

* Tracks absenteeism and time-keeping.

* Maintains downtime and production records.

* Provides operational support for Corporate driven initiatives, product launches and experimental line trials as required.

* Provides leadership that exemplifies the Campbell's Leadership Model: Inspire Trust, Create Direction, Drive Decision Making, Build Talent and Culture, Execute with Excellence and Own Results.

* Performs other related duties as required.

Job Complexity:

* Must possess an ability to plan and think ahead to prepare action plans to achieve results. Problem analysis and resolution ability.

* Must be accessible and available to provide guidance and direction and address any issues that impact the department.

* Must be very knowledgeable regarding Company policies pertaining to quality, safety, performance management, employee engagement, budget matters, customer satisfaction and other business matters in order to explain, resolve and implement them appropriately.

* Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on business needs.

* Must develop and maintain rapport with employees at all levels of the organization. Must interface effectively with multiple departments/functions in the plant, as well as, certain corporate groups.

* Must possess the ability to train, mentor and develop a diverse group of associates.

* Must possess strong conflict resolution skills.

* Must possess a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

Minimum Requirements:

* Minimum education required: B.A. degree in management, engineering, business or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

* Years of relevant experience: Minimum of three (3) years of previous supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

* Previous supervisory experience

* Results-oriented leadership style with a proven problem-solving ability

* Excellent presentation, organizational, troubleshooting, analytical and decision making skills

* Working knowledge of SQF, AIB, HACCP, GMP's, SAP, and OSHA standards

* Outstanding interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication abilities

* Computer proficiency (Kronos, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, ELKE, etc.)

* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment

Working Conditions

This position works in both manufacturing floor (70% of time) and an office environment (30% of time). Exposure to industrial noise, forklift traffic, wet floors, moving mechanical parts and temperature extremes occurs in operating areas of the plant.

Physical Demands:

The Production Supervisor II is required to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, climb, reach overhead and bend to the floor. While in the plant, he/she is subject to physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts. He/She will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the plant.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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