Production Supervisors - 3rd Shift

Itasca, IL /
Candy Manufacturer /
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The Operations Supervisor at our candy manufacturing client is responsible for supervising hourly employees and executing production and logistics plans. The Operations Supervisor is responsible for overall operations of the assigned shift, including: warehouse, labor relations, production, site security, quality, safety, and regulatory compliance.

Our client has two (2) openings available for 3rd shift. 3rd Shift is 11pm-7am M-F, rotating Saturdays.


    • Supervise the execution of production and logistics plans through operators and other hourly labor in production and warehouse function
    • Participate in the development and implementation of plans and policies to ensure compliance in all areas of responsibility
    • Operate production lines in accordance with FDA guidelines, GMPs, and HACCP/SQF program guidelines
    • Direct and guide operators and their activities in execution of production and/or logistics plans (receiving, processing, mixing, baking, packaging, shipping, etc)
    • Responsible for shift change management and communication as well as daily production standards and labor reconciliation
    • Develop employees to ensure compliance and achieve quality
    • Resolve problems and mitigate operational issues that result in negative performance
    • Support Lean Training as directed by Operations Manager
    • Owns regulatory compliance and food safety process, including: proper sanitary condition, allergen control, pest control, food safety policy, employee safety policies and procedures, and maintaining MCRS sustainability standards
    • Participate in daily food review
    • Support and execute relevant projects as needed


    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred
    • Minimum 2 years experience
    • Previous manufacturing experience
    • Experience working with SAP
    • Understanding of GMP principles
    • Process, packing, and mechanical experience strongly preferred
    • Experience managing people, with ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Effective time management
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Independent, self-sufficient with a strong sense of urgency

Working Conditions

    • This positions requires knowledge of manufacturing and industrial sites
    • Protective gear required to be worn as needed
    • Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times, and weekends based on business needs
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