Compounding Supervisor

    • Chicago, IL

We are People Against Dirty, a growing house of brands that includes method, ecover, babyganics, and coming soon...mrs. meyers clean day. We've always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We started small, but we’ve got big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. And we invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.


The Blending Supervisor (our name for Compounding Supervisor) is an important leadership resource in the Southside Soapbox, which impacts our most important asset – the people that work here. This leadership role is responsible for leading our multi-shift compounding department at our soap factory, supervising both the team and processes for this critical function of our operation. The Blending Supervisor ensures the department delivers against its KPIs, developing and providing effective tools to help the team to be successful. Additionally, this supervisor play an essential role in process need identification and development, setting standard work expectations, and ensuring that all processes are audited on a regular basis. Supervisors will strive to maintain the highest safety standards and ensure amazing product quality. Those individuals that are chosen to be supervisors at the Soapbox will ensure that their teams lead the way, creating our fresh and awesome products.


The Compounding Supervisor will:

  • Oversee the operations of the compounding area and personnel, including but not limited to: providing coaching, discipline and feedback for the team, holding regular one-on-one meetings with employees, writing and delivering reviews,
  • Communicate and drive department KPIs and status, including leading regular safety, quality and housekeeping audits, tracking long term trends, and providing visibility to the broader plant organization
  • Collaborate across multiple functions, serving as lead for all materials management operations involving materials used in compounding as well as acting as a front line extension for the engineering teams, both for process engineering and controls engineering
  • Partner closely with the production team and plant scheduling to ensure that the department is managing the blend schedule to ensure attainment of the production requirements
  • Ensure that sanitization standards are maintained and that established procedures are followed at all times, enforcing an auditing and corrective action process for these standards as deficiencies are found
  • Drive a safety culture by leading by example, refusing to settle for shortcuts, ensuring others adhere to all safety rules and guidelines and communicating that safety is the highest priority at the plant

  • 3-7 years of demonstrated leadership experience in a blending, compounding or mixing role
  • Experience working in a complex production environment that utilizes multiple processes and systems
  • Demonstrated track record of integrity + work ethic

  • Must be flexible to work weekends and overtime when needed
  • Comfortable working in diverse teams of varying organizational levels, solving problems and developing improvements
  • Excellent collaboration and customer service skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office – especially Excel and Powerpoint
  • Past experience using an ERP system, preferably SAP
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written + orally in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn + ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Sense of humor, a positive outlook with a “can-do” attitude!


Bachelor’s Degree

PAD PERKS:Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

Here are a few of the ways weCare like a Motherfor every person against dirty:
  • Rockstar health insurance benefits package
  • Jollydays: competitive vacation bundle
  • Generous retirement match + pre-tax savings options
  • 3 Care Days (a.k.a. Volunteer Time-Off) a year, to be a force for good
  • Global Ping Pong Tournament + heard that right-- let's dance

HOURS: full time, non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Production Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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