Manufacturing Supervisor (2nd Shift)

Unilever - Suffolk, VA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $79,000 a year
2nd Shift

Monday - Friday

3:00 - 11:30 PM

Background & Purpose of the Job

The purpose of this position is to lead the Manufacturing Operation for a shift at the Lipton Tea Manufacturing Site in Suffolk, VA. This factory produces all of the Lipton Tea bags for North America. In addition, there has been a recent investment of $100MM in high speed manufacturing equipment to position this plant as a leader in the marketplace. 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 to run the Manufacturing Operation on a shift. This position is responsible for the safety, quality, and production performance for an entire shift of 40-60 hourly 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. Initiative, and the ability to proactively identify problems, develop and implement solutions is necessary. 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 40-60 employees to drive engagement and increased performance.
You love to win, and have fun doing it: High performance 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 changemaker: Drive a culture shift for high performance and collaborative teams with new high speed equipment.
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’ll Need To Succeed

Minimum 3 years experience in a Manufacturing leadership role.
Excellent team leadership and communication skills
Must have the ability to manage project and project teams from inception to completion including hitting deadlines and documenting progress
Experience in High Speed Manufacturing, FMCG, or Food Manufacturing preferred
Safety specific experience a plus
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

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