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Production Supervisor

Who Kerry Is:


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment!


With over 45 plants across North America, the Byesville, OH, USA plant is a part of our Beverage division that makes juice mixes, syrups and liquid ingredients.  We are hiring career minded people to help meet growing demands for quality food products and ingredients.  You'll have the opportunity to work in a fast paced and fun environment! We feel good about our products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you.

What This Role Is:


The Production Manager is responsible for the motivation of the production personnel in supporting the established company goals in regards to Safety, Quality and the Company Mission. This person is responsible for overseeing the production line and its staff. This position is charged with insuring adequate staffing of the production line, personnel management of line staff and the achievement of production quality, quantity and deadlines. The Production Supervisor reports to the Production Manager and serves as part of a production team. 

What You'll Do:


  • Identify operational needs; define approach, develop plan and implement plan; take action to address exceptional (non-routine) matters.
  • Meet production plan; negotiate or justify any changes to plan.
  • Identify and manage the resources (people, materials, equipment and capital) needed for efficient production.
  • Monitor and assess shift, crew and crew member performance.
  • Act as communication link between company, leads and crew.
  • Manage relationships with internal support groups and with external resources.
  • Identify and eliminate safety hazards; monitor crew member’s safety practices and adherence to policies.  Leads will help with this process.
  • Delegate to Production Leads responsibility and resources needed to meet production goals (empower crew members); if necessary, assign jobs to crew members.
  • Evaluate crew members performance and progress, and communicate that performance and progress to the leads and appropriate crew members.
  • Coach and mentor Leads and help them empower crew members.
  • Manage the development of Production Leads and crew members’ technical, problem-solving, documentation, self-management and safety skills by deploying available resources (programs and people).
  • Select, orient and integrate new employees into crew, Operations and Kerry.
  • Advise Production Lead of technical problems.
  • Lead technical problem solving efforts.
  • Lead process improvement efforts.
  • Support Leads with documenting crew member’s ability, performance, work behaviors and progress.
  • Review, evaluate and document shift performance and issues.
  • Enter payroll exceptions into computer for crew members.
  • Actively participate in weekly IA production planning meetings.

What Benefits We Offer You:


  • Competitive pay, and weekly paychecks paid on Thursdays
  • Friendly, close-knit team and supervisors invested in your success!
  • 3 weeks paid time off per year
  • Direct hire, full time roles with great benefits!
  • Full benefits, including mental health, employee assistance program & more!
  • Work within a growing, sustainable industry, food and ingredients!
  • Temperature controlled environment.

What You Need To Succeed:


  • Minimum high school diploma required. 4 year college degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years production experience required.
  • 4 years prior supervisory or lead experience.
  • Commitment to safety.
  • Dedication to quality.
  • Strong oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Multi-task oriented.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Proactive; exhibits initiative.
  • Ability to train, mentor and empower direct reports.
  • Team player.
  • Willingness to incorporate Continuous Improvement philosophy in the everyday workings of the facility.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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