Manufacturing Supervisor

Background & Purpose of the Job

The purpose of this position is to be the shift Supervisor of an Ice Cream Manufacturing Site in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. This factory produces all the ice cream brands sold in Canada with a yearly production of 50,000,000 Litres of Ice Cream. This position will be critical to drive performance in this high paced and cross functional environment. Team leadership and team engagement is vital to the success of this role.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

This role will report to the Manufacturing Manager and work cross functionally with other departments such as Safety, Quality, Maintenance and planning to run the Manufacturing Operation on a shift. This position has overall responsibility for safety, quality, and production performance for an entire shift consisting of 150 hourly unionized employees. Total plant population is 350-400 employees.

There is a large amount of responsibility to deliver day to day results, in addition to longer term people development. It's critical for this position to be able to communicate and explain key initiatives to employees, and hold the teams accountable to deliver in all aspects of manufacturing.

In addition to day to day management of the operation, this position is also required to support the sites continuous improvement agenda. This spans a wide variety of safety, quality, productivity, cost, waste improvements or new equipment/product/material trials.

This role is a critical Front Line Leader in the plant, and will be expected to have strong interpersonal skills for their own direct reports, as well as the ability to work laterally with other departments in the factory. It will be important to work cross functionally within the factory to drive plant wide results.

  • You're a born leader: Lead a team of 150 unionize employees to drive engagement and increased performance.
  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: Lean Manufacturing site looking to continue to drive improvements in Safety, Quality, and Productivity. The teams want to succeed, and want someone they can trust to help guide them.
  • You're a teacher: Coaching and developing the team is critical to success.
  • You're a change-maker: Drive a culture shift for high performance and collaborative teams.
  • You're a culture & change champion: Instill a Safety First Culture and change the mindset in regards to how we approach safety problems. Safety is not a singular action, but a culture change.

What you will need to succeed

  • High School Diploma as minimum educational requirement; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience in leadership within a manufacturing or production environment in an unionized facility.
  • A working background and knowledge of plant/equipment production and procedures.
  • Proficiency with MS Office; SAP is a plus.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Leadership skills to manage interpersonal relations and conflict management
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Capacity to be a leader in the formation, design, implementation, and integration of new concepts and technologies.
  • This role requires the incumbent to work shifts, including nights and weekends.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you must complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

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.

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans; Life Insurance; Optional Life Insurance including Spousal Life and Child Life; Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance; Consumer Directed Health Care Spending Account; Defined Contribution Pension Plan; Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan; Tuition Reimbursement; Fitness Subsidy; Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, disability, national origin, race, religion, gender, family status, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Unilever is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process please

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