Production Supervisor (2 week rotations) - Upfield

Production Supervisor (2 week rotations)

The Production Supervisor role is located in Brantford, ON. 


About the Role!

The Production Supervisor will work on 2 week rotations (2 weeks on 1st shift, 2 weeks on 2nd, etc.). 

The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for leading our production employees and overseeing the day-to-day operations to ensure objectives are met for quality, safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the processing and packaging of our products using the WCM operating framework.

Direct responsibility for all Hourly Production Employees, both on and off-shifts. Additionally, the Supervisor will work on continuous improvement projects both individually and with teams.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role forms a key part of our leadership team responsible for the site.


How You Will Make Contributions That Matter

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge on KPI’s, GMP, Health and Safety, Food Safety, Quality, HACCP, Waste Rate and Run Rates
  • Ensure the safe, efficient and effective use of manpower, equipment and material resources.
  • Provide leadership, direction, guidance, supervision, evaluation, motivation and training of production employees.
  • Schedule equipment and employees to meet production requirements and deadlines ensuring product quality.
  • Review and maintain the appropriate inventory and stock levels.
  • Effectively use data to measure and communicate trends; reinforce positive results and initiate corrective actions.
  • Must have experience with HMI’s and process troubleshooting to minimize downtime.
  • Prepare written communication including work procedures, notices, and progress reports.
  • Manage the line manpower roster. Including vacation schedule, overtime equalization etc.
  • Manage the line hourly job rotation schedule and ensure that all responsible employees are trained and following assigned rotations.
  • Work closely with Maintenance to minimize downtime, ensure product safety and quality.
  • Validate all production records and CIP records.
  • Administer the collective agreement, Company policies and standards.
  • Build and maintain a positive work environment.


About you!

The successful candidate will possess a high degree of initiative, is self-motivated and works well under pressure. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing a safety culture, high speed packaging, food manufacturing, GMP, HACCP, and union relations. 

You are best suited for the role if you have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Demonstrated leadership and conflict management skills
  • Union environment experience (an asset).
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated success in a manufacturing capacity in a dairy or food environment.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience on Lean Manufacturing tools. Knowledge of SHEQ is critical
  • Safe, licensed operation of powered industrial vehicles (an asset)
  • Self-motivated with results-driven approach
  • SAP experience and proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and is accountable for their actions.
  • Ability to work shift work (including day, afternoons, overnights, and weekends)

We support and care for our employees and their families by providing:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full range of group insurance benefits
  • Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution
  • Assistance program for employees and their families
  • Bonus Plan
  • Free Parking


About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.