Production Supervisor at The J.M. Smucker Company in Joplin, Missouri

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:


Night Shift Production Supervisor


Frontenac, KS


Manager, Operations


The Overnight Production Supervisor will utilize team members to successfully implement Operations Execution Model with a focus on Understanding, Prioritizing and Eliminating Losses and Building and Executing Effective Daily Plans.


  • Ensures a safe work environment for team by demonstrating and enforcing safe behavior

  • Successfully implement Operations Execution Model

  • Drives operations results to deliver World Class Customer Service

  • Be a constant leadership presence on the plant floor; effectively communicates expectations, provides timely feedback to performance to those expectations, and takes timely and appropriate disciplinary action when necessary

  • Promotes engagement and maximum effort through demonstrated behaviors and positive recognition

  • Masters the use of Redzone tool

  • Ensures Food Safety & Quality program is adhered to

  • All Staff shall be informed of their responsibility to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action; provide tools and environment to ensure food safety

  • Meet all quality measures on product being produced; provide tools and environment to ensure quality yields are being met; sense of urgency to escalate Quality or Food Safety issues

  • Understand, prioritize and eliminate losses; utilize data to identify loss area; assign responsibility to address loss eliminators

  • Lead the work stream teams

  • Work with Day Shift Production Manager & CI Team Members to ensure proper focus, resources and tools are being used to address loss areas

  • Build and execute effective daily plans to achieve finished goods schedule

  • Facilitates shift pre-shift meeting, setting up plan, making projections and implementing mid shift corrections

  • Makes cost-conscious business decisions in alignment with all key accountabilities

  • Communicate effectively with necessary resources offsite

  • Build and leverage team to achieve goals; provide feedback to assigned Team Leaders on daily basis; develop team members to successfully perform current and future roles

  • Hold mid-year and year-end performance discussion with assigned supervisors

  • With team, develop and implement state of the team improvement plan

  • Keeps abreast on new technology, methods and regulations related to responsibilities



  • A Bachelor's Degree is preferred


  • At least 1 year of production management experience in a manufacturing environment is required; food manufacturing experience is preferred


  • Must be willing to work 6pm-6am shift

  • Proficient of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook

  • Knowledgeable of problem solving and process improvement tools, methods and LEAN

  • Ability to create a positive work environment

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Open to relocate for future opportunities