The responsibilities of the Production Supervisor will include:

  • Responsible for the leadership and safety of production team members.
  • Facilitate the daily/weekly production of all products ensuring all are produced efficiently, timely and in accordance to Freshpet quality standards.
  • Manages and directs daily production goals in a safe, cost effective and efficient manner and all industry and regulatory standards are being met.
  • Review production records for accuracy and ensure all records are maintained properly.
  • Ensure the sanitation, housekeeping and overall cleanliness of the facility is in compliance with quality standards.
  • Responsible for OSHA and environmental regulation compliance for Operations as well as factory GMPs, food safety and sanitation.
  • Analyzing labor efficiencies and labor allocations to meet demand; scheduling vacations/time off; managing overtime hours; manage time keeping system.
  • Develop and motivate direct reports to improve the efficiency of their current duties and have clearly identified goals.
  • Conduct/document regular communication, production and safety meetings to keep team members informed; encourage team member feedback/ideas.
  • Address team member issues and deliver corrective action to include behavior, safety, quality, GMP, sanitation, work standards and time infractions. Partner with HR department for direction and guidance as necessary.
  • Lead/Assist in team member orientation and training
  • Maintain current thorough knowledge of the factory and its systems.
  • Must participate as an active team player and motivated individual.
  • Continuous improvement processes and work conditions.
  • Perform other duties as required

Work Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment; preferable in a food manufacturing facility.
  • Strong analytical, written/verbal communications, interpersonal skills and the ability to work well across all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; especially excel
  • Knowledge of time and attendance systems
  • Familiarity with Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Experience implementing SQF programs preferred
  • Strong understanding of the sanitation process in a food manufacturing facility

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor degree strongly preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required


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