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Production Supervisor PM Shift - EBF


Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, 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 PM Shift in San Juan Bautista.

Reporting to the Production Manager this role supervises department team members focused on the production functions of Earthbound Farm while consistently achieving Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Targets. The Production Supervisor ensures that production of products meets or exceeds efficiency and company quality standards.


Essential Functions Required:

  • Possess a high level of critical thinking skills and be able to manage strategically and manage operating priorities to attain desired production outcomes.
  • Leverage interpersonal skills and leadership traits to inspire and motivate the staff assigned to your area of responsibility.
  • Plan and establish work schedules and assignments. Assist in production sequence planning to meet production goals and provide superior customer service.
  • Manage departmental objectives and operate to plant performance KPI’s
  • Complete and analyze weekly departmental performance reports.
  • Manage, document, and implement new and improved processes, and train staff for effective execution.
  • Ensure team members take scheduled breaks and lunches, and finish shifts on time.
  • Address and correct employee performance issues promptly and effectively.
  • Manage and execute the training of team members on Department and Earthbound Farm policies and procedures.
  • Ensure employees work in a safe manner, that equipment is properly maintained to operate safely, and that hazards are promptly identified and corrected. 
  • Monitor and maintain department housekeeping, ensuring audit and inspection readiness at all times.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Request materials, supplies, equipment parts, or repair services.
  • Communicate any process deviation or product contamination issues to Production and Quality Assurance management.
  • Participate in daily Operations staff meetings and weekly tailgate meetings.


Additional Requirements:

  • Ensure compliance with all company rules and regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Section 110.
    • Contribute to a successful food safety culture by following the established guidelines as outlined in the Earthbound Farm Food Safety Policy.
    • Follow all Company food safety protocols without fail.
    • Always perform tasks in a manner that protects and promotes food safety.
  • Proactively assist team members, managers and employees as needed.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and overtime as business requires.
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Change Management – Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements and scheduling needs.
  • Detail Oriented – Attention to detail, ability to focus on the project or task at hand and consistently deliver error free results.



  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required. Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university a preferred.



Related Experience, Qualifications and/or Certifications:

  • One (1) to three (3) years relevant supervisory experience in a large-scale Manufacturing environment required.
  • Ability to speak, write and read in the English language (i.e. digital displays and written documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals); Bilingual/Bi-literate English and Spanish skills preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to work in extremely cold temperatures (34-36 degrees F) and wet conditions.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of State and Federal food safety regulations, Good Management Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification a plus.



Computer Skills / Special Equipment Knowledge:

  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Kronos Workforce Timekeeper a plus.
  • Knowledge of Warehouse Management Software a plus.


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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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