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Production Supervisor 


Position Objective:

 Organize, manage and supervise the manufacturing and distribution of products on the assigned shift which meet all quality and product design specifications while delivering balanced business results in safety, people, quality, service, speed, and cost key performance indicators (KPI’s).

Performance Standards

Regulatory Requirements

· Meet OSHA safety standards.

· Maintain superior scores on AIB and/or related food safety audits.

· Meet or exceed all customer qualification inspections and requirements.

· Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

Production Planning

· Forecast weekly and monthly production requirements

· Schedule production and labor to meet sales requirements.

· Facilitate equipment downtime for scheduled maintenance activities.

· Ensure there are no lost accounts based on quality or product availability.

· Identify, report and explain production variances and develop action plans to improve.

Process Improvements

· Seek and utilize employee input to improve procedures and processes.

· Adapt processes to suit different raw materials.

· Develop and implement action plans to improve department KPI’s in safety, people, quality, service, speed and cost.

· Manage implementation of technical process innovations.

· Provide on-the-floor troubleshooting and coaching skills.

· MBWA – Manage By Walking Around

Budgeting & Cost Control

· Formulate and execute yearly production budget for department.

· Identify and justify capital projects to help control costs.

· Operate within budgetary guidelines on an ongoing basis.

· Identify potential machine failures and coordinate preventive maintenance accordingly.

Quality Control

· Maintain records as required by QC Department.

· Maintain production logs and related files/paperwork.

· Uphold all quality control and HAACP and GMP standards.

· Maintain a clean work area within the department per sanitation standards.

· Assure that all finished product is properly labeled and is marked with an accurate and legible lot code.

· Contact suppliers regarding food safety/quality issues.

· Participate in HACCP program as necessary.

Purchasing/Material Resource Planning

· Maintain at least minimal inventories to meet production needs while keeping working capital to a minimum level.

· Maintain vendor relationships to ensure timely deliveries.

Plant & Employee Safety

· Coordinate on the job training of each individual.

· Enforce compliance with Company Safety and Sanitation policies.

· Identify and respond to potential safety hazards.

· Reduce accident incident rate to meet department standards.


· Manage factored goods inventory levels for the plant.

· Effectively communicate with the shipping personnel to ensure execution of the daily schedule.



Position Requirements

• Bachelors degree in science or engineering preferred, and/or Five to Seven (5-7) years of experience in a food manufacturing environment.
• Four to six years experience in a supervisory role in a manufacturing plant environment.
• Food Safety/HACCP/GMP training.
• Demonstrated people and leadership skills with track record of achieving positive business results the right way.
• Knowledge and experience working with Calcium Propionate preferred
• Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, prioritization and problem solving skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent PC skills in Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Biochemical process and / or food manufacturing experience.
• Process and/or product development experience.
• Budgeting and cost control experience

Travel Not applicable.  
About the Organization At AB Mauri North America (ABMNA), we are passionate about baking and are proud to be an important part of the baking technology industry. Our products play a role in the everyday lives of consumers across the United States and Canada, and we partner with our customers to achieve their goals, providing quality ingredients and proven solutions together with superior service and technical expertise.

ABMNA manufactures and markets bakery ingredients for the mechanized and craft bakery markets in North America. The company’s heritage product line features both fresh and dry baker’s yeast sold under the iconic Fleischmann’s brand. The company has also built a successful position in dry bakery ingredients including leaveners, bread improvers, mold inhibitors and enzyme solutions, among others.

ABMNA operates three yeast manufacturing facilities in North America - Memphis, TN; Montreal, Quebec; and Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the company operates a dry blending facility in Greenville, TX, an enzymes blending facility in Wilsonville, OR, and a bread and sweet goods mix and concentrate blending facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. The company’s region headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO.

ABMNA is a division of the global bakery ingredients business, AB Mauri, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF). AB Mauri has nearly 7,000 employees around the world and has a major presence in bakery ingredients, with significant market positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With its head office in Peterborough, UK, operations in 55 countries and sales in 90 countries, AB Mauri is recognized as a leader in baking technology and best-in-class supplier of bakery ingredients.


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