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Production Supervisor 3rd Shift

Job Purpose
Supervises the activities and areas directly associated with liquids production including compounding, replenish-ment, automated systems, bulk storage and dispensing areas to ensure safe, quality and timely production.  Organ-izes staff and material flow to optimize plant performance.  Trains and coaches staff to achieve department and or-ganization goals.  Summarizes shift activities and leaves clear, concise information on any issues that need to be addressed by supervisors and group leaders on other shifts. This opportunity is for the 3rd shift 11pm-7am reporting to the Production Process Manager in our East Hanover, NJ location. 


Core Responsibilities
•    Supervises Group Leaders and hourly staff and their daily activities to ensure the timely production of liquid compounds. Organizes staff and material flow to optimize performance. Assists Scheduler(s) with prioritizing shop orders based on production capacity and customer demands. 
•    Oversees replenishment activity and material movement into and out of production. Directs dispensing and processing functions. Monitors batch yields and initiates adjustments when necessary. Identifies root cause for production delays and takes corrective action as needed.
•    Works with QC to resolve manufacturing or material problems.  Adjusts finished compounds to comply with Quality Control specifications. Responsible for investigating any production non-conformances and customer complaints.  Initiates corrective action where appropriate. Assists in the development and implementation of various cost reduction techniques in order to maximize product profitability.  Investigates new equipment and methods to upgrade manufacturing and efficiency and makes recommendations to management.  
•    Maintains accurate and timely Production and Inventory records.  Ensures that all production and inventory transactions are reported accurately.  Trains staff to identify and correct problems.  Coordinates with Ware-house in obtaining on-time delivery of materials necessary for production.
•    Ensures compliance with operational safety, environmental protection, industrial hygiene, and GMP stand-ards.  Coordinates removal of waste.  Trains staff in safety and standard operating procedures (e.g. sam-pling, mixing, packing, flashpoint, flammables, etc.).
•    Develops staff; implements cross training for staff to ensure proper techniques and greater productivity. Monitors and enforces work rules, attendance, timecards and all policies and procedures.  Monitors perfor-mance and institutes corrective action where necessary.


Professional experience
•    5+ years of experience in production with exposure to quality and/or materials process management.

Academic Background
•    College degree

Technical Skills
•    Strong SAP background.
•    Good knowledge of project management principles.
•    Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel); Production software experience is a plus

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
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