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Production Supervisor

Purdys Chocolatier
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Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:54

Do you have great communication and leadership skills, and a desire to work in a positive team environment?

Purdys Chocolatier is looking for a Production Supervisor to join our efficient Production Team at our Chocolate Factory in Vancouver, BC!

Duties include but are not limited to:

Provides leadership for Lead Hands, Operators and General Help staff, motivating employees to continually improve performance and results and achieves daily productivity targets

Directs staff to ensure schedules are met, other business objectives are prioritized, changeover times are minimized, shifts are synchronized, production is optimized within the weekly cycle and documentation is completed accurately

Has overall responsibility for production recording accuracy, scheduling targets and run times, and quantity compliance to schedule

Hosts shift meetings, ensures equipment, chocolate and materials are ready to start up, monitors production for on time start up, break times,  shift changes and line speeds to achieve maximum output

Oversees the use of WMS tools to arrange for timely delivery of ongoing supply of materials into production area from warehouse and finished goods and excess packaging out of production area to warehouse

Collects continuous improvement ideas, and works with the Plant Manager and/or the Compliance and Product Development Supervisor to develop and carry out action plans to address ideas for improvement, company or departmental objectives and is responsible to implement and sustain new processes

Monitors product quality to ensure established standards are maintained

Reconciles material usage at the end of each production run to maintain accurate inventories and problem solves work order and inventory issues

Oversees the posting of daily production results on the target charts

Proactively identifies safety, maintenance and quality issues and uses established procedures such as maintenance work orders and product holds to prioritize and notify appropriate departments for support and resolution

Supervises and evaluates staff performance, using performance and attendance management tools and coaching techniques, supported by the Plant Manager; monitors progression of modified duty employees

Complies with all safety policy, accident prevention and compliance programs; reviews work areas for potential issues that could result in losses

Oversees or performs safety, quality and/or job-specific training as required

Maintains area to satisfactory level of cleanliness and sanitation

Performs other duties as assigned

All applicants MUST have:

Relevant post-secondary education, preferably a degree or diploma in Engineering, Food Science, Business or Operations Management, or equivalent experience

Qualifications in logistics and/or, recognized safety programs are an asset

Previous experience in a unionized food-manufacturing environment; knowledge of GMP’s

Superior communication skills and soft skills to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

Demonstrated problem-solving and leadership skills

Computer literacy, specifically Windows and Microsoft Office Suite

Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing training would be an asset

Candidates will be required to work shifts and/or weekends

Fluent in English (both verbal and written)


Please apply here: Production Supervisor Application 

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