Unilever Processing Supervisor (2nd Shift) in Independence, Missouri

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Processing Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the production lines operate efficiently, safely, and manufacture a high quality product.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • It is the responsibility of the Supervisor to make sure that the Unilever’s policies (handbook) and procedures are communicated and understood. Disciplinary actions, when necessary, should be administered in a way that is consistent with the coaching approach of the business.
  • The Processing Supervisor is a management professional with a good technical understanding of manufacturing, general or chemical engineering or food technology. Processing Supervisors have proficient mechanical skills and display excellent personal qualities.
  • The Processing Supervisor provides the governance function for a cluster of semi-autonomous teams, delivering management and leadership support for performance monitoring, overtime allocation, working patterns and dispute resolution.
  • The Processing Superviosr retains responsibility for the Technical and Basic Operators within the semi-autonomous team, but is not involved in the day to day team management beyond the monitoring and performance management role.
  • Leading improvement projects for operational processes, Processing Supervisor’s have a strong understanding of the end to end manufacturing process. This includes the chemical and electro-mechanical processes and controls. They are able to interpret technical diagnostics, identify key issues and process risks.
  • Process Supervisor’s possess the leadership skills to act with speed and rigor.
  • This position understands the factory’s financial situation and uses their training in WCM methodologies and IP processes to drive the semi-autonomous team’s work to counter losses and eradicate waste.
  • They lead project work to support factory initiatives.
  • Skills for problem solving, coaching and innovating are central to the role.
  • The Process Supervisor provides a common standard of communication and engagement across the factory. They liaise closely with the core factory functions, including Manufacturing, HR, Quality and Safety to achieve this.

Core Skills & Requirements

Technical: Effective mechanical skills (see qualifications) supported by detailed knowledge of the end to end manufacturing processes relevant to their operation and endorsed Good Manufacturing Practice.

Knowledge of: Chemical and electro-mechanical processes and principal factory controls (eg for HPC; Spray drying, soap making, DEFI making, Batch & Continuous mixing of Liquids and Bottle, sachet, bar and pouch filling machinery).Preventative maintenance schemes and condition monitoring (eg vibration analysis).Hazardous Area Equipment and Hazards specific to operation.Online/remote diagnostics to connect with category technical experts.

Safety: Utilize appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team. Full knowledge of hazards in the workplace.Environment: Reduce costs due to waste and minimize impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials. Leadership: Promote the development of a highly effective team through the establishment of a positive team climate supported by authentic leadership and clear communication.

Facilitation and Coaching: An ability to facilitate technical improvements using WCM improvement tools. Able to coach Technical Operators and semi-autonomous teams to build team performance.

Decision Making: Makes governance decisions for the semi-autonomous team and adjudicates on unresolved team issues. Sets the strategy for Continuous Improvement and Preventative Maintenance in her/his area guided by loss trends and direction provided by the Manufacturing Manager.

Continuous Improvement: Apply rigorous Cost Deployment and the Zero loss concept to eliminate losses. High skill level in Continuous Improvement that is aligned closely with World Class Manufacturing and LEAN methodologies.

Problem Solving: Has the ability to identify, prioritize and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.

Quality: Apply core knowledge of Quality skills; Quality Measurement, Prioritization, Improvement, Assessment and Certification etc to sustain Quality standards in the factory operation.

Management: Able to coordinate business resources and apply risk management processes. Keen sense of prioritization and ability to influence change. Resolve conflicts where identified.

Administration: Timely and accurate administration for a cluster of teams; shift rosters, pay, performance, training and safety. Liaise with Sourcing Unit leads to ensure policy compliance.

Planning and Organizing: Prepare work plans within resource constraints and review implementation to drive improvement.

Business Awareness: Understand the business needs for change and innovation.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

• Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university

• Candidate will have practical experience of applying preventative maintenance and autonomous maintenance strategies within a manufacturing, general engineering or food technology environment.

• Candidate must be able to analyze factory and technical processes in order to identify opportunities for performance improvement. Strong coaching skills are a pre-requisite; enquiring, supportive, challenging.

• Experience of operating with semi-autonomous or autonomous teams.

• Maintenance Engineering Discipline

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth|Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits|Every Voice Matters|Global Reach|Life at Unilever|Careers with Purpose|World Class Career Development Programs|Check Out Our Space|Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

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Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Missouri-Independence-Independence -13000 E. 35th

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Nov-11-2017

Req ID: 17000ALZ