Manufacturing Supervisor

  • Company: Unilever
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: February 06, 2017
  • Reference ID: 170001S7
Manufacturing Supervisor

Job Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for driving current and future manufacturing performance in the areas of Safety, Productivity, Cost, Quality, Delivery and Morale using WCM operating framework. This includes managing the shift crew and manufacturing activities as well as working individually and on teams to identify areas of opportunity to cause beneficial change

Duties and Responsibilities:

Managing manufacturing activities during the designated shift by leading and motivating shift employees in all areas including safety, efficiency, loss management, quality, and continuous improvement (WCM).
Efficiencies/outputs/product priorities – The SUPERVISOR will be responsible for reporting of production quantities. This task includes all pertinent data relating to the operation of the production floor. Although these duties may be assigned, as needed, ultimately the SUPERVISOR is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of data. Daily the SUPERVISOR will review the production schedule, review the shift change log and confer with scheduling to determine any priority changes in production and to assess any potential obstacles to the successful completion of the schedule.

Driving UL SHE culture by protecting employee’s health and safety, ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules, meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction in regard to safety procedures and supporting plant SHEQ initiatives as required (DuPont Program, GMP, Hygiene, 5S,etc..)

Accountable for the productivity of the site during off-shifts. This requires contacting appropriate resources for issue resolution, providing alternative duties in the event of breakdown or material shortage, monitoring general performance and behavior of employees, and adjusting crewing or call in replacements as necessary. This requires interfacing with Facilities Support, Material Planning, Quality Support, Warehouse and other department supervisors to ensure efficient operation to meet plant goals.

Quality - The SUPERVISOR will review quality standards with employees and provide counseling, assessment and training where necessary. The SUPERVISOR will provide Quality Services with communication of any suspect or hold items. Additionally, the SUPERVISOR will provide purchasing with completed Defective Material Reports (DMR) and insure the continuity of the storage and isolation of these materials.

Team Line Technician and Team Line Lead development/follow-up – SUPERVISOR will work closely with TLTs/TLLTs and provide clear direction for them to carry out the duties of their job. SUPERVISOR will provide feedback to these shift leaders in order to improve the efficient operation of the shift including the assignment of labor, completion of data collection activities and the management of daily operations. The incumbent will ideally develop a career path and progression plan for their shift hourly leads in these roles.

Facilitating required training programs to employees. (SHE, WCM, Q, etc.)
Utilizing Kronos Timekeeping System to maintain weekly record of hours worked, along with explanation of overtime hours worked and ensures hours worked, vacation, personal hours, absences, etc. are correctly documented so employees are paid accurately.
Regularly cascading/communicating site targets and goals from the Leadership Team to shift crews, consistently and accurately.

Employee development – The SUPERVISOR should provide consistent and regular feedback to their employees pertaining to job performance, attendance and compliance with company policies and rules. Supervisors must be objective and provide guidance for aiding the employee in improving areas which are below standards. Supervisors will have an active role in employee relations programs on their shifts and drive positive employee relations through various reward and recognition programs.

Participating in the development of the annual site manufacturing budget and controlling fixed and variable cost expenditures.

Leading Positive employee relations on designated team/shift aligned to site Positive Employee Relations Masterplan including strong execution of Reward and Recognition activities, Communication Improvements, Training Opportunities and consistent application of Policies and guidelines. In addition, the incumbent will support Unilever's "open door policy" and work collaboratively with hourly employees to resolve employee concerns at the factory floor level.
Promoting and maintaining a safety oriented culture.

The SUPERVISOR is responsible for leading and delivering WCM projects specific to attacking factory and business losses as identified by CD pillar.
Other duties may be assigned.

Key Requirements:

BBA or BS degree from a recognized institution; Technical discipline such as engineering/food science/industrial mgmt preferred.
Demonstrated experience in a manufacturing environment required. Food manufacturing and team supervision leadership experience preferred.
TPM/WCM, SHE, GMPs and other plant specific trainings; Proficient in the use of PCs
Ability to lead and motivate, delegation skills, knowledge of process and processing equipment and a mechanical aptitude.

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, 401k Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory. In order to be considered, please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment 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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