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Manufacturing Supervisor - 3rd Shift



People & HR, Operations
Jonesboro, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Background & Purpose of the Job

As a Manufacturing Supervisor you will lead the 3rd shift team at the Jonesboro Beauty & Wellbeing factory in North America. You will lead teams across the factory during your shift. You will develop teams and deliver through teams. You will champion Factory Operating System practices across all areas of the factory. You will uphold safety as a value in the factory and will ensure compliance to quality is always a priority. You will lead teams to deliver productivity and other business targets through the execution of manufacturing processes.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Drive the Unilever safety systems/culture on the factory floor ensuring compliance to all regulatory, plant safety rules and other programs such as LOTO and risk assessments.

  • Drive compliance to quality standards through training, educating teams on the floor as per the existing standards. Ensuring all risks are evaluated and proper support is available to navigate quality concerns during the shift.

  • Provide guidance in root cause analysis for quality and safety incidents and establishes countermeasures to mitigate recurrence.

  • Drive productivity through execution of factory operating systems in all areas, ensuring resources are directed as per the business priorities/urgency

  • Sets and delivers the business targets such as Operational Reliability, PM & AM compliance, and operational waste.

  • Guide the teams during equipment breakdown, documenting breakdown details, and assigning relevant resources for resolution.

  • Sets and delivers plan at shift level to deliver the medium term and long-term business targets.

  • Tracks performance indicators such as operational efficiency, changeover losses along with cost, escalates and directs resources as per the priorities.

  • Builds capabilities in teams through engagement and ensuring hiring, training and communication is always in place.

  • Shares consistent and on time feedback to the teams, ensures the performance, attendance standards are always met.

  • Shares and builds development plans for employees when performance gaps are identified through regular performance reviews

  • Fosters a culture of positive employee relations, builds capability, recognizes gaps, and acts to help resolve those gaps

  • Leads the execution of UMS (Unilever Manufacturing System) principles, guidelines on the floor and participates/leads in focused improvement projects.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree or 1-3 years’ leadership experience in manufacturing environment.

  • Excellent communication skills and passion for continuous improvement.

  • Ability clearly articulate and analyze complex operational details.

  • Strong leadership skill, ability to share clear, consistent, accountable, and actionable feedback.

What We Can Offer You

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