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Production Supervisor


Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Minster, OH, US

Company: DANONE


Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Production Supervisor--Minster in our Minster., Ohio manufacturing facility.


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Managing and mobilizing a team of hourly associates to ensure Safety, Quality, and Productivity goals are met
  • Driving accountability through strong leadership and setting consistent expectations
  • Regular formal and informal evaluations and feedback of the performance of your hourly associates
  • Improving and maintaining communicated performance standards for their department; managing with the flexibility to react as needed when breakdowns arise
  • Working cross functionally with other cells within operations to ensure production schedules are met
  • Identifying and driving continuous improvement initiatives within the business unit
  • Performing root cause analysis, problem solving, and follow-up of operational and safety incidents within business unit
  • Demonstrating progress towards communicated objectives
  • Ensuring SOP's are current and utilized by all hourly associates; will also provide necessary job specific training as warranted.
  • Addressing grievances and concerns; elevate to next level leadership as needed
  • Ensuring department's compliance with company's policies, procedures, and the labor contract
  • Validation of time and attendance through daily and weekly reviews of your team's timecards


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor Degree; (BS Degree in Chemical /Mechanical/Industrial Engineer is preferred)
  • 3-5 years experience supervising in manufacturing/processing environment. Previous supervisory experience within a food/beverage environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with HAACP/AIB/ISO
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing experience.
  • Quantitative analysis skills, budgetary adherence and understanding, loss analysis.
  • Thorough understanding of fluid dynamics (ie CIP)
  • Must possess excellent analytical, troubleshooting, conflict management and problem solving skills
  • Must possess demonstrated planning, communication and supervisory skills
  • Previous leadership experience in a fast paced, manufacturing environment
  • Shift flexibility where weekends and nights may be required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and decision-making ability
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and potentially stressful conditions
  • Under minimal direction, works independently toward department objectives
  • Must be self-motivated and a self-starter


Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. #LI-NORAM

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