Production Supervisor - Solid Dosage-Blending Job

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Primary Location: Greenville, SC

Job Tile: Production Supervisor-Solid Dosage -Blending 1st shift

Job Number: 2017-53593

Date Posted: 11-3-2017

Job Summary

The Production Supervisor provides leadership to a minimum of 50 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.

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


    • 2 years leadership experience within a manufacturing environment


    >4 years experience of supervisor experience obtained in FDA/cGMP related industry


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


  • 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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Jay, Production Supervisor

At GNC, we are all treated as individuals. The autonomy allows me to be strategic

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