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Supervisor Production

Company: Baldwin Richardson Foods
Location: Macedon
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Baldwin Richardson Foods, Co. is a global manufacturer of custom food and beverage ingredients and one of the largest African-American family-owned and-operated businesses in the food industry. The Company has strong supply relationships with some of the world's largest Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) and Food Service customers. Iconic, global food brands entrust Baldwin Richardson Foods as their partner to deliver the highest quality products that exceed industry standards. The Company also manufactures and markets Mrs. Richardson's Ice Cream Toppings and Nance's Mustards and Condiments. Baldwin Richardson Foods has manufacturing locations in Macedon, NY and Williamson, NY; Corporate Offices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Food Innovation Center Westmont, IL. This role is located at our NY production facilities.
Responsible for the management and coordination of the production team on a shift to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity. Leads key production initiatives such as safety, lean manufacturing programs, training and other production related activities as assigned. This role is also the backup to the Plant Manager with daily production initiatives including maintaining a high quality, clean, safe, and efficient work environment that meets all customer requirements.
This role is located at our Macedon, NY facility .
Eligible candidates must have reliable transportation. The facility is not on a bus route.
We are currently hiring for 2nd shift (4:00pm-12:30am)
Leads production staff by clearly defining job responsibilities and standards of performance.
Maintains workflow by monitoring the steps of the process; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; developing reporting procedures and systems; and initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
Utilizes machinery and personnel to get maximum production and efficiency for each production run. Works to reduce and eliminate all sources of waste including raw materials, time, and equipment failures. Evaluates performance and quality of product.
Reviews final weekly production schedules to determine types, quantities, and specifications of products to plan department operations.
Coordinates activities with the other shift superintendents according to work order requirements, established priorities and availability of employees, parts, materials and equipment.
Assures material, resources, and equipment preparedness in support of day-to-day production requirements.
Conducts daily shift meetings to communicate required company and shift specific information through the utilization of Redzone.
Ensures adequate preparation for incoming shift to be successful by providing concise, accurate and detailed shift reports to incoming shift which communicates variations and activities that could impact quality.
Evaluates and manages employee performance by clearly defining job responsibilities and standards of performance; providing clear, thorough, timely feedback; and addressing performance problems and issues promptly. Thoroughly and sensitively provides constructive criticism.
Assists in interviewing and hiring of staff, on assigned shift, and cross-functionally as requested by other hiring managers.
Conducts ongoing assessment and training needs identification including maintaining the training / skill matrix for employees assigned to their team.
Provides leadership and accountability for achieving targets for assigned areas of specialized responsibility such as safety, training, lean manufacturing, yield improvements, processing, and packaging continuous improvement.
Completes and analyzes Shift Reports on a daily basis and recommends continuous improvement initiatives for these production metrics with the Production Manager.
Assists the Production Manager with supporting the variable budgets for production operations and with analyzing and justifying capital requirements.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Required Education/Experience:
BS degree in Engineering with 1-2 years of co-op experience in a manufacturing setting, or a HS diploma plus five (5) years of manufacturing experience and two (2) years in a Production Supervisor (or equivalent) role.
Must possess a strong drive, demonstrating results-driven leadership to achieve desired outcomes and objectives.
Must possess a desire to receive mentorship and development for future opportunities in manufacturing leadership or process improvement leadership.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations (such as federal and state labor laws, EPA, OSHA and food safety) needed.
Organization skills and willingness to assume accountability for plant practices required.
Results driven leadership, with the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive. environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines.
Ability to build, coach and motivate personnel, while holding employees accountable for result.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Basic mechanical aptitude required. Position requires hands-on capability to operate all machinery and equipment. Training will be provided.
Ability to demonstrate leadership skills such as planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling & communicating.
Continuous improvement oriented.
Due to SQF regulations, all employees must be able to fluently read, write, and converse in the English language. Conversational Spanish a plus.
Experience with RedZone preferred
Experience with SAP ERP a plus

Generous benefits package, including low premium and out-of-pocket medical/dental/vision costs, vacation, sick, 401k with matching, holiday, birthdays off, designated holidays and floating holidays.
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Keywords: Baldwin Richardson Foods, Rochester , Supervisor Production, Professions , Macedon, New York

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