Production Supervisor - Berlin, PA
Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC - Berlin, PA

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Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
This Production Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the plant production and associates. Accountable for the day to day management of plant production and operations, ensures full compliance with all food safety and regulatory requirements. Provides technical support and service to manufacturing in support of the operations objectives and is a key member of the management team at the facility. Works with Facility Manager, Human Resource Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager, Warehouse supervisor and the other Production Supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.

Supervise all production activities in accordance with corporate and plant policies as well as the Collective Bargaining

Agreement, programs and standards concerning safety, quality, productivity and cost.

Provide continualleadership and guidance to production associates for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships.

Actively promote plant safety and environmental programs and procedures that are in compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.

Actively promote adherence to corporate Quality, Sanitation, GMP and HACCP standards to achieve a finished product within quality control specifications.

Manage staffing levels and assign responsibilities to employees, as required to meet planned production schedules. Manage training and development, assessment and motivation of production associates.

Apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures.

Review shift activities and results, making adjustments as required for continuous improvement. Investigate production delays and take corrective action as necessary.

Keep management informed of the status of production and promptly notify management of issues impacting production. Coordinate the storage and rework of quality control hold products with appropriate plant personnel.

Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability. Develop and plan employee schedule for weekly work assignments.

Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position provides direct supervision to production employees. In the absences of a Team Member in other key areas this position also provides direction and supervision to personnel in those areas as well.

CAPABILITIES:
Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions. Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.

Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency. Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.

Ability to react to an ever changing business environment to help facilitate the change in a positive manner.

SKILLS & PROFICIENCIES:
Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication to achievement of results. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.

Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills. Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.

Good organization and planning skills that meets existing or changing requirements. Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.

EDUCATION:
Undergraduate Degree, preferred.

Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Production Management, IndustrialTechnology, Engineering or related field, preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience, preferred. Professional experience within packaging/food products industry, preferred.

Pinnacle Foods Group is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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