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Production Supervisor

Company: Russell Stover Chocolates
Location: Corsicana
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Russell Stover, not only do we love chocolate, but we love our jobs! Every day we go to work exhibiting our values of excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, responsibility, and collaboration. Working at Russell Stover you'll be part of the leading manufacturer of boxed, seasonal, and sugar-free chocolates. For over 100 years, Russell Stover Chocolates, Whitman's, and Pangburn's have been crafted with the finest ingredients to bring happiness to generations. Today, we produce over 55 million pounds of chocolate annually, and our legacy brands can be found in 13 company-owned stores and over 9,000 wholesale accounts. Join our team and let's continue making chocolate lovers happy!-- Role PurposeThe person in this position is responsible for supervising the production in an assigned production area at Russell Stover Manufacturing Facilities. This includes ensuring the appropriate products are produced in the quantities required, ensuring high standards for quality at the lowest possible cost while maintaining a safe work environment.DescriptionThe Production Supervisor will lead and support employees in the production of our quality crafted candies from raw materials to finished goods. The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:Ensuring timely production in quantity required Schedule production needs based on plans established by the Planning department, optimizing use of resources. Provide feedback to the Planning department on feasibility of plans. Schedule, use and develop capacities with the respect to manpower, as well as machinery in a way that ensures consistent production output and meets product requirements at the lowest possible cost. Establish and maintain organization, optimize processes and methods to increase efficiency and reduce waste. Participate, lead or support Continuous improvement groups and initiatives such as 5S and LPW production initiatives. Report production results on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.Ensuring Product Quality and Hygiene Monitor and ensure required quality and hygiene standards according to the GMP policy. Monitor production processes and quality results and take corrective action in cases when quality problems arise; ensure problem is communicated to appropriate functional group and follow-up to ensure corrective action is taken. Develop and manage processes, methods and employee knowledge to improve and stabilize product quality. Execute hygiene and cleaning procedures in order to maximize food safety level; monitor, audit and document hygiene procedure compliance and employee awareness.Fiscal responsibility Develop and maintain data needed for equipment efficiency, labor and waste calculation. Responsible for output, efficiency, manpower usage and waste ensuring assigned production area goals are met. Analyze production processes and propose improvements that would result in financial savings/benefits.Ensure compliance to company policy, procedures and safety regulations Encourage and model effective working relations with employees, other production areas and functional support departments to ensure timely communication and effective execution. Develop and ensure effective working relationships within own area according to company policy. Maintain a safe work environment; communicate issues and take corrective action when safety issues arise. Execute and maintain safety procedures in order to minimize accidents and company liability; monitor, audit and document safety program compliance and employee awareness. Hire, train, motivate and coach production staff to fulfill production requirements and develop a knowledgeable, flexible workforce with low turnover within production area.Basic QualificationsExperience:Required 1-3 years supervisory experience, preferably in a food manufacturing environment Demonstrated experience working with production machinery Experience in a lean manufacturing environment (5S, Six Sigma, TPM or similar)Preferred Experience in food manufacturingSkills & Knowledge: Solid computer skills with excellent knowledge of MS Office Must have solid written and verbal communication skills. Proven organizational and time management skills Strong interpersonal skills Experience with SAPPreferred Second language (Spanish)Education:Required HS Diploma or GEDPreferred Associates/Bachelor's degree.Other Requirements: Required to work weekends occasionally Required to work off shifts Ability to read and write in English A team player with good organizational & analytical skills Must be results-driven with good interpersonal skills Strong leadership, organizational and mechanical skills Strong written and verbal communication--What it's like at the Russell Stover Plants Safety. Your safety is important to us, so we provide protective gear. We also go through an in-depth Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training on your first day and continue to share safety tips daily
Surroundings. You'll be working around different machines - Schubert's, forklifts, electric pallet jacks, and chocolate candy banks/steels. Activity. Some activities may require standing in one place for long periods, walking around, or climbing stairs/ladders, and routinely lift 50 lbs.
Temperature. You will be comfortable year-round with our climate-controlled environment. Our temperatures are consistently around 63--F but could fluctuate depending on your specific role. Smell. You will enjoy a variety of deliciously sweet aromas and you may end your day smelling like chocolate! Dress code. Relaxed, with a few rules to follow for food safety, personal safety and in guidance with our good manufacturing practices (GMP). Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are required. Leather, imitation leather, or rubber boots or shoes must be worn in the kitchen and other areas when working around hot liquid/product or hot water.At Russell Stover Chocolates, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Russell Stover Chocolates is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.Make Happy. Work Happy.--

Keywords: Russell Stover Chocolates, DeSoto , Production Supervisor, Professions , Corsicana, Texas

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