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2nd Shift Production Supervisor


 Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?

Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.

Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


  • Function: Production Supervisor
  • Job title Direct Superior:  Production Manager
  • Location:  Pennsauken, New Jersey


  1. Mission

Maintain a leadership position to motivate and develop the production staff through regular training and daily reinforcement of policies and procedures on the production floor.  Manage, lead and direct the manufacturing processes and staff while maintaining safety and quality standards, key performance indicators and facility conditions.


  1. Major areas of responsibilities and key tasks

Basic tasks

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment to be audit ready at all times by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures and developing timely corrective actions for all non-compliant situations
  • Monitor the work of employees, provide feedback,  perform coaching or counseling, development plans and maintain records of seniority, accumulated points, paid time off, training, etc for all union employees in the production department.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Communicates and coordinates between the different departments (quality, R&D, warehouse, maintenance and production).

Position specific

  • Establishes a strong safety culture in the team by participates actively in the safety committee; doing safety investigations; making safety reports; doing weekly safety toolbox talks, providing safety training; putting preventive measure in place to avoid safety accidents.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
  • Reports the daily production KPI’s in the daily operation meeting, shift meetings and shift production score card.
  • Creates and revises work instructions and standard operating procedures (SOP’s) by analyzing operating practices, forms of control and implementing change management.
  • Maintains working relationship with the union by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Maintains quality service for both internal and external customers by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs or schedule preventative maintenance; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Foster a continuous improvement environment and resolves problems by analyzing data;investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action(s).
  • Proficiently manage the budgeted cost lines including labor, supplies, raw materials, in their corresponding software and or ERP systems.
  • Resolves quality holds, mechanical breakdowns and safety accidents by initiating and leading Root Cause Analysis and using other problem solving tools.
  • Initiates and participates in continuous improvement projects and best practices such facilitating of problem-solving; follow-up and implementation of 5S; visual management; LEAN projects.
  • Perform other tasks, duties, and special projects as assigned.
  1. Core competencies – Puratos Magic
  • Trust
  • Unleash talent
  • Inspire
  • Continuous Improvement




4.       Required job related knowledge, skills and abilities (functional skills)

Basic tasks

  • A minimum of one or two years of experience in a production environment is required
  • Bachelor of Science degree is a preferred (Engineering discipline is a plus)
  • Experience in continuous improvement is a plus
  • Working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Windows-based software is required.
  • Knowledge of lean six sigma
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP systems: SAP
  • Microsoft Office


Position specific

  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of management.
  • Must be able to effectively delegate and work collaboratively with other functional departments.
  • A passion and ability to truly engage people at all levels of an organization. A balanced focus between processes and systems as well as achieving results. An understanding of fundamental lean principles such as standard work creation and use, value stream mapping, 6S, kaizen events, visual management, etc.)
  • Knowledge of GMP and Food Manufacturing
  1. Key Performance Indicator
  • Safety: LTIR
  • Quality: Right the First Time (RFT) and # customer complaints
  • Productivity: OEE, lb/hour and batches/shift
  • Cost: yield
  • People: attendance