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Manufacturing Supervisor

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

General Summary:

The Manufacturing Supervisor provides leadership, development of junior leadership team, training and coordination skills to the plant operations teams. Works to develop, implement, and maintain SOPs and measures regarding changeovers, fill weight management, cross training and new employee development. Responsible for standardizing productivity, operations processes (shift change, TPM, new employee or ongoing training), sustainability and controlling conversion costs through labor standardization and OEE monitoring/improvements.


  • Responsible for daily operations; providing leadership, focus and direction to the operations team.
  • Lead daily start up meetings communicating production requirements for the day and the OEE standards past and present.
  • Organizes and plans labor needs such as quantity of temps needed, vacation coverage and overtime.  Focuses on managing labor to standard.
  • Implement and maintain 5s and lean manufacturing processes, through Gemba walks, and periodic Kaizen events.
  • Insures employees receive proper training (Safety, operations, housekeeping).  Performs follow-up meetings with employees throughout the training process.
  • Works with HR and Plant leadership team to attain long term development and career growth of operations personnel.
  • Leads operating teams in the execution of the more operational aspects of the TPM program.
  • Does periodic audits on the operations processes and provides analysis of operations to support initiatives or areas of opportunity.
  • Leads operating teams in problem solving and short-term business issues.  Takes part in periodic meetings to discuss long term strategic planning.
  • Works to standardize operating processes such as changeovers, start ups and shut downs.
  • Implements cost control systems in areas such as waste, repair and maintenance, supplies and labor.
  • Ensures all hourly employees’ time is properly recorded in the payroll system.
  • Develops and follows leader standard work.
  • Ensures plant policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Works closely with the Human Resource Department to perform interviews and give input in the hiring process.
  • Performs all new hire 30-60-90-day reviews and develop new hire training schedule/deadlines.
  • Follows and implements manufacturing discipline and holds direct reports accountable.
  • Handles employee disciplinary issues utilizing proper conflict resolution techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Lean experience helpful.
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills.
  • Able to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results.
  • Ability to operate a computer in a Windows-based environment and most office equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Results oriented.
  • Demonstrate ambiguity to change


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years supervisory / lead experience in a manufacturing or environment. 

COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENT*: To support the health and safety of our team members, successful candidates for employment in this role must (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to have submitted proof of vaccination status, or (2) request and receive an approved accommodation based on medical circumstances or sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances.

*Only applicable for Corporate positions based in Princeton, NJ and Ewing, NJ

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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