Production Supervisor - Franklin Park, IL
Location: Franklin Park, IL
- This role will be based in our production plant in Franklin Park, IL.
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them!
About the Role:
With new innovations and exciting expansion plans in place, there has never been a better time to join Ferrero and be extraordinary with us! We are seeking a highly motivated Production Supervisor who will oversee the team members on the production lines. This role will support our iconic Baby Ruth and/or Butterfinger brands. The Production Supervisor supervises manufacturing operations and supports staff with an emphasis on teamwork, safety, and sanitation. This role reports to the Production Manager and will support the execution of the production plant by leading the line team in operational activities. You will be the point person during your assigned shift and ensure that the necessary tools, supplies, and equipment are available and properly utilized to perform production tasks effectively. In this role you will be instrumental in ensuring that our quality standards and continuous improvement enhance our production efficiency while taking things to the next level.
- Oversee daily activities associated with the optimization of production factors (material, method, labor force and machineries)
- Responsible within the assigned shift for all production phases within your area of competence (Preparation, Packaging, etc.)
- Partner with the Production Manager regarding resource allocation (medium term) and the development of the skills
- Apply defined criteria to resource management on the lines (changes, break substitutions)
- Follow escalation process, including managing personal conflicts between line resources; leading disciplinary meetings and recommending disciplinary measures
- In partnership with HR, responsible for selecting line personnel, and providing evaluations for new hires
- Responsible for applying all necessary measures to avoid incidents in the workplace and for providing measures to reduce the absences of the line employees
- Provide insight to define guidelines for the skills development for the line employees
Who we are looking for:
- Bachelor's Degree required
- At least 3 years of supervisory experience
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes, machinery, stock management and production models
- Strong experience in the application of production performance analysis methods
- Strong data analysis skills, ability to troubleshoot technological problems and knowledge of production scheduling
- Demonstrated problem solving and leadership skills with the ability to direct production employees in a proactive and positive manner
- Proficient with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; SAP experience is a plus
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
Ferrero North America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.