KIK Personal Care division is a business with sales of ~$1 billion, serving as a manufacturing partner for brand owners and CPG companies in the personal care and home care markets. KPC's contract manufacturing network consists of 8 plants throughout North America. Products and services include the contract manufacture and filling of aerosols and liquids, formulation development and full service prestige beauty product manufacturing.
The Elkhart site consists of two different campus and employs approximately 800+ people. Elkhart's plants blend, fill and package a wide variety aerosol and liquid personal care, pharmaceutical, and OTC consumer packaged goods and is an FDA regulated facility.
The Production Supervisor is responsible for achieving the daily production schedule, line crewing and general administration of 5 production lines, including all employees associated with those lines to maximize productivity and minimize cost while maintaining quality. Trains and supervise production staff. This is a 3rd shift position with work hours from 11 PM - 7AM.
Directs the work team and supervises the assigned area’s production to meet published schedules including the management of line crewing and temporary workforce.
Maintains a consistently safe work environment and personally demonstrates his or her commitment to safety and compliance.
Achieves consistent quality and high efficiency levels by optimum utilization of equipment and manpower.
Ensures efficient coordination and processing of a high volume of work orders and develops and maintains a very close and effective working relationship with all other departments.
Directs involvement with improving operating efficiencies, reducing costs, identifying unfavorable trends, and taking timely corrective actions.
Holds employees accountable for maintaining an audit or inspection ready workplace at all times.
Responsible for supervising activities of production lines to achieve production rates that meet or exceed standards including the supervision of efficient changeovers.
Responsible for the training and performance management of team members to ensure that each line is staffed with qualified and motivated individuals.
Ensure the identification of product quality problems and implementation of corrective actions.
Utilizes theory of constraints or lean manufacturing techniques to evaluate and manage production counts, machine speeds, scrap and downtime to drive reliability to desired levels.
Ensures their team records and reports accurate production counts, machine speeds, scrap counts, line down time and other data called out in SOPs.
Enforces all GMP’s, Safety, Quality, and Environmental regulations and compliance as well as company policies and SOPs. (Includes promotion of Near Miss program and Quality program)
Performs BOS audits, ensure the cleaning activities are accomplished and signed in the clean logs, ensure the Deep Cleaning PMs are performed and documented, and
Ability to hold employees accountable and perform disciplinary actions when necessary.
Minimum two-year degree/trade school/certification or significant experience in area of discipline required.
Progressive Leadership style - manages people firmly, effectively, and professionally, develops staff members
Prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing or industrial setting
Union Expererience a plus
Prior experience in a regulated environment (eg. FDA or ISO) ideal
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A manufacturing partner to the world’s largest retailers and brands
Since 1993, KIK has successfully grown from a single plant operator in retailer branded (private label) bleach, to the leading independent manufacturer in the HPC and OTC categories and the global leader in pool and spa additives. In entering these segments, KIK capitalized on an opportunity to leverage its core manufacturing and marketing competencies to drive scale in previously fragmented industries. Subsequent to entering each market opportunity, KIK established leading positions through a combination of organic growth initiatives and strategic add-on acquisitions.