Production Supervisor - Soft Gel Prep Job

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Primary Location: Greenville, SC

Job Tile: Production Supervisor- Soft Gel Prep

Job Number: 2017-51799

Date Posted: 11-3-2017

Job Summary

TheSoft Gel Production Supervisor provides leadership to a minimum of 20 direct reports of a specified area(s) of a manufacturing department to meet or exceed key performance indicators. Core expectations of this position include meeting/exceeding operating objectives, responsible for overseeing processes in manufacturing areas to ensure quality/production goals are met/exceeded, and fostering a safe and productive work environment.

The work shift is D, and work hours are 7p – 7a.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Drive production efficiency and quality to ensure first pass goals are met or exceeded
  • Assist Department Manager with optimizing labor utilization for controlling bottom line financial results within variable budgeting
  • Monitor and assess production personnel operating proficiency; Initiate remedial/continuing training as necessary/required
  • Support company safety awareness and incentives to promote a safe work environment
  • Foster continuous improvement through supervising process improvements as directed by the Department Manager


  • Day to day responsibilities for this role are: safety, production personnel supervision/training and proficiency, production efficiency, troubleshooting, monitoring and updating production schedule and Kronos daily and ensuring that all necessary shift paperwork and reports are completed daily
  • Assist Department Manager through analyzing and adjusting production operations to optimize output and schedule adherence
  • Monitor equipment, processes and production personnel to ensure downtime is minimized and maximum productivity is achieved; Administer any employee counseling or disciplinary actions that may arise
  • Ensure production personnel are properly trained and adhering to all relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions (WIs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and human resource policies
  • Monitor critical items and supervise/inform production personnel accordingly to ensure customer commitments are met
  • Address any safety or housekeeping concerns that may arise

Job Specifications

  • Ability to function effectively at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Proven leadership skills including the ability to coach, assess, evaluate, develop, motivate, and empower others
  • Strong change management skills to challenge the status quo and drive improvements
  • High ethical standards
  • Models and supports organization's goals and values
  • Leadership by example, "roll up the shirtsleeves" management style and work ethic
  • May at times has a span of control approaching 100 to 1. Normal span of control is 50 or 60 to 1
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate empower and promote a positive team environment


  • Two year technical degree OR high school diploma with three years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment may be substituted for minimum education requirements
  • 2 years leadership experience within a manufacturing environment


  • 4 years' experience of supervisor experience obtained in FDA/cGMP related industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial Management, Logistics, or technical degree
  • LEAN Six Sigma Certification (i.e. Green or Black Belt)
  • Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel) and Outlook
  • Proficient in MAPICs or AS400 related software (i.e. Kronos, ERP systems)
  • Continuous LEAN Six Sigma training (i.e. 5S) is highly desirable

?Highly motivated, creative and results driven personality (to drive changes)

?Solid analytical, problem solving and continuous improvement skills

?Strong organizational skills

?Excellent communication skills communicating with employees and management

?Self-starter able to work with minimum oversight of the department manager at times

?Must be able to multi-task effectively and direct one's efforts to the tasks requiring the most immediate attention

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Required to stand, and or walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to push and pull various weights limits in a safe manner
  • Ability to climb and balance on stools and ladders
  • Use of fingers and hands

Work Environment

  • Moderate to high levels of noise – requires awareness to surrounding due to equipment in use
  • Working environment may be dusty, oily and/or slippery
  • Slip-resistant or steel toe safety shoes are required
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Dust mask, gloves and goggles may be required in designated areas

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