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Production Supervisor

Verona office, 33 Lakeview Ct., Verona, Virginia, United States of America Req #27
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Who we are

Since starting with a single family-owned artesian spring in Canada, Flow has grown rapidly. And our commitment to providing naturally alkaline, naturally delicious spring water without the plastic bottle has grown as well. As a Certified B Corporation, Flow meets the highest social and environmental standards. From our 100% recyclable, 68-75% renewable packaging to our minimal use of natural resources, Flow works to provide sustainable hydration and to protect our planet for generations to come.

Who you are:
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Relief Production Supervisor will be responsible for processing and packing of aseptic beverage products while meeting objectives for safety, product quality, productivity, reliability and operating costs. The right candidate for this position will need to be flexible as our hours of operation consist of three shifts. 

What you’ll do day-to-day: 

  • Responsible for area-specific production process management and improvement activities including identification and communication of opportunity areas, meeting daily production goals, and identification and execution of planned improvements.
  • Understands schedules, products, materials, product quality requirements, to manage lines performance and KPIs within labor and operating expenses budget.
  • Leads team of hourly associates with varying levels of experience and education; develops and coaches individuals and the team to solve operational issues; motivates the team to achieve performance goals.
  • Participates in the production and people scheduling process and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Administers company policies, practices, and adherence to standard operating procedures, which includes enforcing and maintaining safety, food safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Organizes and facilitates team meetings to educate and promote continuous improvement.
  • Maintains and updates processes documentation through the company systems.
  • Organizes and facilitates work team meetings, initiates, and implements projects, and improves team communication and engagement.
  • Collaborates with maintenance department to improve equipment reliability.
  • Collaborates with Logistics department to ensure daily and weekly raw materials are provided prior to production.
  • Ownership of communication within production area and across functions.
  • Involves and engages employees through regular team meetings, process improvement discussions, follow-up on suggestions, and regular communication.
  • Responsible for effective formal and informal employee coaching, performance management and development.
  • Accountable for housekeeping, sanitation, and food safety practices.
  • Manages resources effectively to ensure maximum up time, quality and maximum productivity.
  • Responsible for Safety Incident documentation and investigation and accountable for reducing safety risks in area through proactively identifying risks (behavior and facility issues) and ensuring quick resolution.
  • Responsible for following food safety/regulatory policies and procedures, executing responsibilities as identified in standard operating procedures, and reporting food safety/regulatory concerns to the Production or Quality Manager.

Your qualifications:

  • High School diploma or bachelor’s degree in an operations, engineering, business management, or related area of study.
  • Must possess at least 3 years of managerial experience including hiring, employee development, performance coaching, and day-to-day supervision of multiple lines in a production environment.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing or similar continuous process improvement training is preferred. 
  • Strong orientation for continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of food packaging principles, food industry quality and food safety requirements, ingredient performance and interactions with equipment, sanitation procedures, statistical process control, critical control points, and new product scale-up dynamics.
  • Demonstration of strong management and leadership abilities in motivating diverse manufacturing team.
  • Project management skills are needed.
  • Strong computer base knowledge, preferable MS and Google applications are needed
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented and challenging environment.
  • Must possess effective facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
  • Must be flexible to provide shift coverage to accommodate
  • Must be knowledgeable with GMP and HACCP principles

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $70,000.00