Land O' Lakes Production Supervisor in Hicksville, New York


Land O'Lakes growth relies on hiring extraordinary, diverse talent. Our Supply Chain & Operations team provides strategic leadership across the company's many business units. The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, and process improvement. Our end-to-end Supply Chain organization includes: engineering, manufacturing, procurement, planning and logistics, warehousing and transportation, customer service, and quality and safety. Unlock your greatest potential with the opportunity to make a difference, drive results, and develop a rewarding career.

Job Description Summary:

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the manufacturing process of the kitchen/packing departments. Responsibilities include staff development, Good Manufacturing Practices training, enforcement of GMP’s, process training, and production planning. The Production Supervisor will work closely with all departments to ensure product is being manufactured in compliance with all LOL Standards. Responsible for ensuring operational compliance to all food safety policies and procedures.


Essential Functions:

• Reinforce Safety as a core value and maintain proper housekeeping

• Conduct weekly Safety meetings, and perform Safety and GMP audits to ensure safety measures are being properly followed

• Promote a positive Safety Culture…


• Follow HACCP principles, Good Manufacturing Practices and Compiling with Food and Personal Safety Procedures. Adhere to company Policies and regulations

• Conduct shift meeting with Quality and Maintenance to review daily opportunities and collaborate on possible solutions

• Review the Daily Production File ensuring all required reports are in compliance to Quality Standards


• Conduct Plant start-up and shut-down along with daily inspections of equipment

• Schedule proper allocation of resources base on daily production schedule

• Review hourly run rates; document corrective actions as required

• Review daily schedule misses and inform Operations and Planning Managers of status

• Oversee ingredient and cook procedures, maintaining systems reliability in the Kitchen, Filling and Packing areas

• React production variables in real time and propose solutions to opportunities

• Monitor material usage are return after WOs are close

• Meet production demands while ensuring quality standards are met

• Detail information of all incidents that impact schedule attainment onto the Daily Pass Down Report

• Measure downtime and follow up on corrective actions

• Confirm production schedule from previous day

• Produce and pack products according with daily production schedule

• Verify that all materials needed are staged

• Conduct daily review of next day production schedule with manager


• Supervise and organizes work performance for all associates throughout the kitchen and Packaging departments

• Schedule the daily production flow for Associates lunch and breaks for all Associates

• Review product availability to prioritize Production and or Packing

• Timely incident reporting and corrective actions for mistakes

• Conduct change of shift review with incoming supervisor

• Maintain constant communication with all necessary departments

Required Experience and Knowledge:

• Bachelor’s Degree and 2 plus years of people leadership experience, preferably in a Food/Dairy or other manufacturing processing environments

• Must possess strong leadership skills, problem solving skills, and decision-making skills

• Effective communication skills for working cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment

Work Schedule:

Hours: 4PM - 2AM. Open to being flexible to cover other shifts as needed. This role requires weekends and holidays hours as needed.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Primary Location: US-New York-Hicksville
Job Function: Manufacturing and Operations
Organization: Supply Chain
Job Type: Experienced
Travel: No
Job Posting: Sep 14, 2018
Req ID: R-4765