Unilever Manufacturing Supervisor-Rexdale Plant in Rexdale, Ontario

Manufacturing Supervisor – Rexdale Plant

Background & Purpose of the Job

This position will be Shift Lead (Supervisor) for the Rexdale Spreads and Dressings facility. The position will be part of a team of Supervisors responsible for the site. Overall responsibility for current and future manufacturing performance (safety, quality, and efficiency) using the WCM operating framework. Direct responsibility for all Hourly Production Employees, and all hourly employees on off-shifts. Additionally the Supervisor will work on continuous improvement projects both individually and on teams


Who You Are & What You’ll Do

 Managing manufacturing activities during the designated shift by leading and motivating shift employees in all areas including safety, quality, efficiency and cost. Accountable for general supervisory coverage for all shifts. Includes schedule coordination, labour / crewing, safety, quality, site security, and behavioral management.

 Protection of employee’s health and safety by meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction in regard to safety procedures and ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules.

 Develops plans and activities to meet plant and PDP targets, which include but are not limited to, 3 1 targets, functional responsibilities and other projects that are established for cost reduction, yield improvements and efficiency gains.

 Accountable for the productivity of the site during off-shifts. Includes provision of some technical expertise, contacting appropriate resources for issue resolution, providing alternative duties in the event of breakdown or material shortage, monitoring general performance and behavior of employees, and adjusting crewing or call in replacements as necessary.

 Maintaining good union-management relations by ensuring correct administration of the Collective Agreement and use of a proactive problem solving approach.

 Provide leadership and support to WCM mission and ensure that objectives are met and returns on investment are evident.

 Facilitate required training programs to employees. (SHE, WCM, QA, etc.)

 Regularly cascades/communicates Site targets and goals from the Leadership Team to shift crews, consistently and accurately.

 Controlling fixed and variable cost expenditures.

 Support quality and food safety programs including HACCP and FSCC-22000.


You’re a born leader: This position has the single greatest impact on employee morale and the overall culture of the facility. Responsible for 20-40 employees at a time, often with limited support.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: Lean Manufacturing site looking to continue to drive improvements in Safety, Quality, and Productivity. The teams want to succeed, and want someone they can trust to help guide them.

You’re a teacher: Coaching and developing the team is critical to success.

You’re a change-maker: Drive a culture shift for high performance and collaborative teams.

You’re a culture & change champion: Instill a Safety First Culture and change the mindset in regards to how we approach safety problems. Safety is not a singular action, but a culture change.

What you will need to succeed

Bachelors Degree (preferably technical in nature).

At least 3 years of demonstrated success in a manufacturing capacity. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing a safety culture, high speed packaging, food manufacturing, GMP, HACCP, and union relations.

A working background and knowledge of plant/equipment production and procedures is required.

Proficiency with MS Office; SAP is a plus.

Problem solving skills are required.

Leadership skills to manage interpersonal relations and conflict management

Ability to understand the basis of an organization, focused on customer-supplier needs, both internal and external.

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Capacity to be a leader in the formation, design, implementation, and integration of new concepts and technologies.

Administration of continuous improvement methods in WCM.

This role requires the incumbent to work shifts, including nights and weekends.

What We Can Offer You

* Culture for Growth* * |* * Top Notch EmployeeHealth & Well Being Benefits* * |* * Every Voice Matters* * |* * Global Reach* * |* * Life at Unilever* * |* * Careers with Purpose* * |* * World Class Career DevelopmentPrograms* * |* * Check Out Our Space* * |* * Focus OnSustainability*

Unileveris an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our businessresults and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, globalconsumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows usto match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Unileveroffers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & DentalPlans; Life Insurance; Optional Life Insurance including Spousal Life and ChildLife; Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance; Consumer DirectedHealth Care Spending Account; Defined Contribution Pension Plan; GroupRegistered Retirement Savings Plan; Tuition Reimbursement; Fitness Subsidy;Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Pleasenote: as part of the job application, you will be asked to completepre-screening questions. Completion ofthe pre-screening questions are mandatory in order to be considered. Pleaseallow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application andpre-screening questions. If thepre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adverselyaffect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have tocomplete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return toit later.

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, disability, national origin, race, religion, gender, family status, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws.. Unilever is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process please let us know.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Rexdale-Rexdale Plant

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-09-2017

Req ID: 170009J5