Operations Supervisor, Off-Shift at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Operations Supervisor, Off-ShiftPosition Summary

Production/Operations Supervisor, Off-Shift

Looking for a high potential Supervisor who can grow within our organization in Louisville or open to growth positions as our organization expands nationally. Ideal candidate has a college degree, can supervise/coach/mentor and build a team. Should have a dedication to quality of products produced. Experience or interest in utilizing and reinforcing manufacturing goals/data, KPIs, safety and continuous improvement methods.

Seeking a talented Supervisor with high energy level and great communication skills to train, coach, and direct team members to achieve our goals in making the most spectacular cookies!

Great benefits and opportunity. Look into the growth at Ferrara today!!

Our amazing growth continues and the stability of the food industry makes this an ideal opportunity from supervisory candidates who are interested in a long-term career position.

About us:

Ferrara, a related company of Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and snacking categories. A $3B organization, Ferrara is No. 1 in seasonal confections and No. 2 in sugar confections, and has entered the world's largest cookies market through the acquisition of a beloved portfolio of cookie brands, a category growing at more than 4%.

Position Summary:

  • Facility runs 24 hours x 6 days or 7 days. Position requires working varying hours and being a team member to work with and be flexible with other Supervisors to build a culture of work/life balance.

  • This position may require approximately 5% travel and work/maintenance coverage beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays.

  • The incumbent is required to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, understands and meets internal and external business needs with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

  • Must be able to execute to plan in any of the production areas/shifts. Must possess leadership and communication ability which encourages teamwork and idea generation while remaining focused on results and process improvement.

Ways You Will Make a Difference:

  • Passionate about Safety! Recognize safety hazards and prevent them from ever becoming safety incidents.

  • Passionate about product Quality! Bring consumers delight with every bite.

  • Responsible for directing and guiding operators/leads, for their activities for assigned area/shift in the execution of production and/or logistics plans (receiving, processing, mixing, baking, packaging, shipping, etc.), shift change management and communication, daily production standards and labor reconciliation.

  • Participate in the development of and implements plans and policies to ensure compliance in all areas of responsibility. Operates production lines in accordance with FDA guidelines, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP/SQF program guidelines.

  • Responsible for team development of employees to insure proper mixing, machining, and packaging in assigned areas according to targeted specifications, to achieve total quality.

  • Develops their leads on all responsibilities associated with their line and promotes a positive attitude.

  • Responsible for problem solving process to resolve and/or mitigate those operational issues result in negative performance to plan as determined by the established escalation process.

  • Responsible for support for Lean Training as directed by Operations Manager for assigned area/shift.

  • Ensure adherence to all standard work processes, lean processes, 5S, SIC, DMS, DDS, etc.

  • Responsible for compliance with all regulations. Food safety - plant in proper sanitary condition at all times, including allergen control, pest control, guidelines followed. Compliance with food safety policies and procedures. Compliance with employee safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensures achievement of all area/shift KPIs; ensure adherence to and continuous improvement for all area/shift.

  • Participate in Employee Relations, and Training (including development)

  • Aggressively looks for opportunities to improve plant performance.

  • Strong troubleshooting, driving to root cause using multiple RCA tools.

  • Responsible for supporting the execution of relevant projects within assigned area / shift.

Experiences That Will Support Your Success:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and/or 2 years proven, related experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity in operations and production

  • Proven ability to effectively manage people

  • Strong problem solving ability

  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others

  • Processing, packing and mechanical experience preferred

Skills That Will Make You Successful?

  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity

  • Proven ability to effectively manage people

  • Strong problem solving ability

  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others

  • Processing, packing and mechanical experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with SAP or related ERP systems preferred


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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