"Production Supv"

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016


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Bachelors Degree


The Production/Cooler supervisor directly supervises and
coordinates all activities in the production and
shipping departments to maximize productivity on
assigned shifts and areas. This includes planning,
assigning and directing work, coordinating weekly CI
Meetings, addressing product and employee complaints,
and resolving problems. This person carries out
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
company s policies, OSHA regulations and applicable laws
while following all CI Processes and the Management
Operating Structure (MOS). This position will be on a
2nd shift with a schedule typical in a food mfg.
* Supervises all phases of shipping and/or warehouse
operations including shipping schedules, loading
operations and material handling activities.
* Maintains inventory and product loss control,
coordinates timely and accurate shipping and receiving,
and ensures safety/operational guidelines are met.
* Ensures proper procedures are in place and being
followed for, production efficiency, quality of product,
employee safety, state and federal guidelines.
* Works with Plant Management and other Supervisory
Staff to assign, direct, review and monitor work of
supervised staff to maximize productivity warehouse and
shipping department.
* Ensures proper procedures are in place and being
followed for efficient warehouse and shipping
activities, employee safety, state and federal
* Establishes and monitors employee s work schedules to
meet needs of business.
* Recommends improvements to reduce cost and drive
productivity within the department while achieving the
targeted Sales to Service Goals.
* Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists
workers in solving work problems.
* Maintains time and shipping records as required.
Prepares reports for management review.
* Ensures the work areas are clean and organized at all
* Collaborates with other supervisors to coordinate
activities of individual departments.
* Provides for the supervision of assigned employees in
scheduling and daily activities, ensuring effective
selection, retention, feedback, disciplinary action and
performance management. If a collective bargaining
agreement exists, may participate grievances or other
contract related activities and discussions.
* Trains and instructs employees in regard to work
performed in shipping and warehouse. Oversees
instruction, implementation and enforcement of policies
as they relate to employees.
* Leads by example with the Dean Foods Code of Ethics.
This includes following company policies, standards and
* Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager
requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating,
and delegating.
* Inspects products to verify conformance to
specifications and directs setup and adjustments to
* Coordinates production schedules and estimates worker
hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
* Evaluates needs in production for daily assignment of
duties; establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet
production schedules.
* Performs other duties as assigned
* Bachelor s degree preferred, or a minimum of 2 years
plant experience.
* Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
* Experience leading and following Safety/Security
Policies and Procedures.
* Experience using Microsoft Office and other computer
based applications to a proficient level.
* Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies
and Procedures, and report and follow through on any
* Experience leading and managing others in a union
environment is preferred.
* Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
* Ability to adapt to changing organizational and
operational needs; ability to lead others through
* Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously remain
organized while prioritizing. Attention to detail is a
* Strong team player and leader with the ability to work
across multiple functions and disciplines.
* Ability to select, coach, develop, engage, and lead a
* Must be able to pass all pre-employment requirements
(including drug, background and criminal checks).
Dean Foods Company is an Equal Opportunity employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
age, national origin, disability, protected veteran
status, or any other category protected under federal,
state, or local laws.