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Area Manufacturing Supervisor - Supply Chain

Company: Nestl-- Health Science
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestl-- Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life -, Nature's Bounty -, Vital Proteins -, Nuun -, Persona Nutrition -, BOOST -, Carnation Breakfast Essentials -, Peptamen -, Compleat Organic Blends -, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.
Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.
We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.
This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.
Position Summary & ResponsibilitiesThe Operations Line Leader has the overall responsibility for leading production, and material control employees to ensure employee safety, product quality and asset performance while delivering on time production plan (cases) at budget (cost). This is accomplished by developing employees to close competency gaps and leading people from on-boarding process to training, coaching, and corrective action. Focus on results and deliver what is expected consistently every day. Model the way for others by practicing what is preached to create and maintain a workplace culture that engages and motivates employees at all levels.PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Understand all aspects of Safety-Quality-Cost-NCE-TPM and the company handbook.
  • Perform in a variety of capacities related to employment decisions throughout the employment life cycle (ie. hiring, termination, labor relations issues as appropriate)
  • Provide effective coaching and counsel to teams
  • People Management - Enforce all rules and policies consistently and hold people accountable every day. Manages vacation, shift shortages, grievance, and check and enforce personnel hygiene & safety PPE-are adhered to daily.
  • Leads daily shift change meetings, weekly staff meetings, DOR, SHO and other meetings as necessary. Ensure there is adequate distribution of skills to enable production/shipping plan to be achieved.
  • Ensures competency development within the team by understanding their capabilities relative to factory needs and leveraging both internal and external competency experts to close any gaps.
  • Communicates with maintenance planner concerning issues with daily and weekly maintenance plans, preventative maintenance tasks/frequencies to optimize effort and results.
  • Partners with Operations Manager on essential items such as nonconformity, production issues, union contractual issues, planning schedules, etc.
  • Collaborates with support (i.e., QA Lab, Engineering, TAG, Supply Chain, and Finance) and customer departments to ensure processing can meet or exceed their expected planned requirements.
  • Respond effectively and work cross-functionally within the plant particularly with Payroll, Accounting, Safety, Human Resources and MIS.
  • Reviews manufacturing processing records to ensure CFR, FDA Regulations and Nestl-- compliance requirements are followed.
  • Investigate production deviations and issue reports.
  • Ensure Quality objectives are met including adherence to GMPS and product quality checks.
  • Ensure SOPS-SSOPS- Work instructions are updated and available for all positions
  • Proactively drive initiatives to achieve business results
  • Effectively implement, improve and reinforce the company's environmental health and safety programs and product safety programs
  • Ensure work area /line is tour ready at all times.
  • Keep labor within budget and is effectively utilized every day.
  • Know the people on your line.
  • Communicate potential /relevant issues or unresolved matters in a timely manner.
  • Conduct root cause analysis using established problem-solving techniques.
  • Empower your teams! Keep them engaged so they understand the business.
  • Inspect what you expect!Throughout all of these responsibilities, maintains a focus on continuous improvement.
    QualificationsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Required:
    • Bachelors' Degree in Operations Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field. Will consider 5+ years of manufacturing experience in lieu of a degree.
    • Proven track record of building good working relationships with personnel and partner with functional resources, preferably in a food manufacturing environmentPreferred:
      • Management experience in a union environment
      • Experience with spray drying and/or food processing equipment
      • Experience with TPM or Continuous Improvement MethodologySKILLS:
        • Engaged leadership
        • Ability to maintain a safe working environment through proper housekeeping and safety practices.
        • Excellent communication skills both Verbal and Written
        • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational and Leadership skills.
        • Confidence in own capacity and judgement. Must be willing to face challenging situations.
        • Developed ability to build personal relationships on trust, mutual respect and open communication.
        • Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time through highly developed organizational skills
        • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting through root cause problem solving.
        • High energy and excellent follow up.
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
        • SAP-AMM experience is preferred
        • IP Knowledge
        • Project management experience
        • SAP experience
          It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
          To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl--. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl-- seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl-- home.
          The Nestl-- Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.
          This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.
          Eau Claire, WI, US, 54703

Keywords: Nestl-- Health Science, Eau Claire , Area Manufacturing Supervisor - Supply Chain, Professions , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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