Operations Supervisor- Battle Creek, Michigan
Company: Post Consumer Brands
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 9, 2021
At Post Consumer Brands, we are driven by a single mission:Make
Better Happen.This mission is multi-faceted and applies to the
consumers we serve, the customers we partner with, and the
shareholder value that we create. We are committed to safe,
delicious breakfast cereal that is safely produced and responsibly
marketed. We are a growth-minded food company that believes deeply
in the power of teamwork---and we are looking for our next member
of the team.With more than 85% of households in the United States
buying cereal, our brands (Malt-o-Meal, Honey Bunches of Oats,
Pebbles, Great Grains, Honeycomb, Grape Nuts, Alpha bits, and more)
have been honored to compete in a large category and fill an
important space in our consumers' cupboards for more than 100 years
and counting!In an effort to Make Better Happen, we are hiring an
Operations Supervisor for our Battle Creek plant.Under the
direction of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible
for the day to day manufacturing operations. The incumbent will
have responsibility to achieve people safety, food safety, quality,
customer service, productivity, efficiency, cost, and OEE
objectives through both individual and team contributions. He/she
will provide direction, leadership, development, and support to
direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on the job
assignments, and continuous improvement initiatives. The operations
supervisor will engage technicians in decision making while
fostering a learning environment that requires involvement and
personal accountability. A key deliverable is to demonstrate daily
the need for continuous improvement and change necessary to deliver
on business results through the pursuit of best practices and
deployment of standard work. Support, implement, and maintain food
safety and quality practices as required through
SQF.Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
- Develop operations employees to meet and/or exceed performance
expectations and conduct company standards for personal safety,
productivity, quality, food safety, sanitation, environmental,
regulatory compliance and SQF.
- Manage, prioritize, and coordinate finished product, packaging,
raw material and work-in-process inventories to meet production
needs, quality standards, and cost constraints. Plan, organize and
coordinate work activities of operations personnel and production
scheduling to meet demand requirements.
- Manage employee communications, expectations and overall
accountability. Act as general support and as a communication
resource for employees. Consult with employees regarding personnel
and production problems.
- Manage operations facilities, equipment and systems in
functional, sanitary and safe working condition while meeting all
- Perform safety, GMP, and pre-operational audits.
- Lead and drive continuous improvement efforts around yield,
OEE, engagement, safety, and quality for dedicated lines, improving
processing and packaging efficiencies.
- Implement new operating procedures. Recommend and implement
- Maintain involvement and influence in the development and
implementation of products, process, and material changes.
- Help develop and implement training programs for team members
in a systematic manner to cover all contingencies; assist employees
in their self-development, e.g., leadership development, outside
education, etc. Know and communicate training status of operations
- Ensure safety guidelines are understood and followed, incidents
properly reported, deficiencies appropriately addressed, and
emergencies handled correctly.
- Maintain harmonious relationships between shifts by effective
communications and shift transfer meetings.
- Where applicable, honor and respect the Collective Bargaining
Agreement (CBA) to provide for prompt and peaceful adjustment of
differences which may arise between bargaining unit employees and
the company.Leadership Competencies: Organizing, planning, drive
for results, action oriented, builds effective teams, conflict
management, problem solving, timely decision making, informing,
composure, approachability and functional/technical
skills.EDUCATION:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing,
Management, Science or related field.EXPERIENCE:
- Would prefer a minimum of 3 years of combined related
experience and previous supervisory experience.
- Strong knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes.
- Strong knowledge of continuous improvement tools and
- Able to build relationships and inspire others.
- Must be mobile and able to take on broader assignments for
additional development opportunities.Post Holdings and Post
Consumer Brands provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a
covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable
federal, state, provincial and local laws.
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