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Production Supervisor – 2nd Shift


With over 11,000 employees at over 40 facilities across US & Europe, Hearthside Food Solutions is one of the fastest growing food companies and the industry’s largest contract manufacturer. Our secret to success? Our people. We know an investment in our people is an investment in our company. We strive to understand our team members and support them however we can. By empowering employees through skill development and career advancement opportunities, we emphasize a culture of continuous improvement – both for the business and our people. We want team members that will support us in owning safety together – speaking up when they see a problem. When we focus on our people and safety, it ensures we all are driving better performance as well as on time delivery to our customers


We offer a competitive wage and wide array of benefits including: • health/dental/vision insurance • flex spending accounts • short & long-term disability • paid holidays and vacation • bonus opportunities (referral, production, etc.).


Responsible for all mixing, baking, forming and packaging activities as required to safely produce quality products with the most efficient use of labor and materials on the appropriate/scheduled shifts and lines.

Job Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Supervise assigned team of employees {(20) twenty – (80) eighty employees/ shift}. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Also, directly supervise non-supervisory (lead) employees.

• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable federal, state and local laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training new employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.

• Process a solid working knowledge of SQF and GMP policies and procedures, SAP processes, OSHA/MiOSHA regulations, HFS HPS/LEAN tools and Microsoft Office.

• Direct the conversion of raw materials to finished products with minimum waste and labor cost.

• Control raw material formula consistency.

• Monitor proper inventory rotation of raw materials and packaging.

• Responsible for maintaining a 5S environment.

• Responsible for scheduling, maintaining and approving production employee’s work hours on a daily basis. Work with employees to investigate any scheduling and/or payroll-related issues.

• Responsible for complying with customer service and Company standards.

• Review production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan operations.

• Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.

• Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays. Inspect machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.

• Resolves employee complaints or submits unsettled complaints to the Employee & Community Relations Manager for action. Handle all disciplinary actions and employee disputes.

• Train, develop and evaluate all employees to meet future needs.

• Attend meetings; make presentations, etc. as needed.

• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.

• Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as prescribed by law.

• Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of:

• Hearthside procurement, products, and production processes

• Knowledge and experience with SAP

Skill in:

• Well developed influence management skills

• Experienced in conflict resolution

• Prioritizes work based on short and long term objectives

• Successfully analyzes and presents data to multiple levels of the organization

• Well developed project management skills

• Contract review and tracking of contract detail

• Effective presentation, writing, proposals, business plans, SOP’s

• Leading development and implementation of strategic goals and budget/cost control

• Personnel and performance management

Ability to:

• Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

• Work in a fast-paced environment, while being able to make sound decisions.

• Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions/problems.

• Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

• Write routine reports and correspondence.

• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.

• Respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, employees and members of the business community.

• Effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.

• Teach simple math functions such as add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

• Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Proficiency in: MS Office Suite and SAP

Work Environment:

• Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.

• Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.

• Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.

• Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.

• Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.

• Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.

• Communicate effectively with all employees and management.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Two-year college degree in business or related field required; Four-year college degree preferred.

• (3) Three – (5) Five years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment with Bakery and or Manufacturing experience a plus.

• Proficient in MS Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

• Proficient in Kronos timekeeping system and SAP both pluses.

• Excellent communication, conflict management, decision-making, motivational and organizational skills required.

• Strong self-confidence and leadership skills required.

• Basic mechanical skills required.

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Michigan City, IN
Posted On
3 January, 2024