Manufacturing Supervisor
Sikeston , Missouri
March 08, 2017

  • Ensuring that the production lines operate efficiently, safely, and manufacture a high quality product.
  • Training – Supervisors are responsible for the delivery of both technical and additional training programs.
  • Employee Relations– the Supervisor plays a role in the engagement of manufacturing personnel in terms of leading, coaching, and promoting the values of the business. All Supervisors must be mindful of what a workplace culture is and how to maintain it in a positive manner.
  • Ensure that the Unilever’s policies (handbook) and procedures are communicated and understood. Disciplinary actions, when necessary, should be administered in a way that is consistent with the coaching approach of the business. The Front Line Manager (“FLM”) is a management professional with a good technical understanding of manufacturing, general or chemical engineering or food technology. FLMs have proficient mechanical skills and display excellent personal qualities.
  • Provides the governance function for a cluster of semi-autonomous teams, delivering management and leadership support for performance monitoring, overtime allocation, working patterns and dispute resolution. The FLM retains responsibility for the Technical and Basic Operators within the semi-autonomous team, but is not involved in the day to day team management beyond the monitoring and performance management role.
  • Leading improvement projects for operational processes, FLMs have a strong understanding of the end to end manufacturing process. This includes the chemical and electro-mechanical processes and controls. She/he is able to interpret technical diagnostics, identify key issues and process risks. FLMs possess the leadership skills to act with speed and rigor.
  • Understanding the factory’s financial situation and uses their training in WCM methodologies and IP processes to drive the semi-autonomous team’s work to counter losses and eradicate waste. They lead project work to support factory initiatives. Skills for problem solving, coaching and innovating are central to the role.
  • Provide a common standard of communication and engagement across the factory. They liaise closely with the core factory functions, including Manufacturing, HR, Quality and Safety to achieve this.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ of relevant experience in leading and developing a team

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

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Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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