Manufacturing Supervisor

at Unilever in Covington, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Manufacturing Supervisor for the Covington Ice Cream 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 of either the Refinery or Packaging operation) using the Unilever Management System 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, labor / crewing, safety, quality, site security, and behavioral management.

+ Protection of employee’s health and safety by meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction regarding safety procedures, and ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules.

+ Develops plans and activities to meet plant targets, which include but are not limited to 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 industrial relationships by ensuring correct administration of the labor procedures and use of a proactive problem-solving approach.

+ Provide leadership and support to Unilever Manufacturing System (UMS) mission and ensure that objectives are met and returns on investment are evident.

+ Facilitate required training programs to employees. (SHE, QA, Autonomous Maintenance, etc.)

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

+ Support quality and food safety programs including GMP, HACCP and FSSC-22000.

+ Attend, participate, and complete the required trainings for the programs implemented in the company

+ Participate and / or support in the Internal and External Audits

What You’ll Need to Succeed

+ Bachelor’s 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.

+ Able to work on nights consistently but also flexible in covering vacation gaps on other shifts

+ Excellent communication skills, and a natural leader. Someone who can guide and mentor and a team.

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and experience with SAP is an asset

+ Advanced troubleshooting skills and aptitude for getting things done.

+ A solid foundation and background of production procedures is required.

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $68,000 to $102,000. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Category: Chaîne d’approvisionnement

Job Type: Make Supervisor

Industry: Unilever_Experienced_Professionals

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Job Posting: JC259673255

Posted On: May 11, 2024

Updated On: Jun 09, 2024

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