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Production Supervisor - Kilbourn

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Supply Chain
Chicago, IL
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Unilever’s portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxuriousshampoosand everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry’s.

Background & Purpose of the Job

We are seeking a Production Supervisor who will beresponsible for driving current and future manufacturing performance in the areas of Safety, Productivity, Cost, Quality, Delivery and Morale usingWorld Class Manufacturing operating framework. This includes managing the shift crew and manufacturing activities as well as working individually and on teams to identify areas of opportunity to cause beneficial change.

Who You Are & What You’llDo

You’re a born leader:Fostering positive employee relations as well as identifying opportunities for improvement.

You’re a strategy guru:Driving UL SHEQ culture by protecting employee’s health and safety, ensuring compliance of all regulatory and plant safety rules.

You’re astory teller:Regularly cascading/communicating site targets and goals from the Leadership Team to shift crews, consistently and accurately.

You’re a teacher:Facilitating required training programs to employees. (EHS, TPM, QA, etc.)

Managing manufacturing activities during the designated shift by leading and motivating shift employees in all areas including safety, efficiency, loss management, quality, and continuous improvement (TPM). 

Meeting legislative requirements, providing instruction in regard to safety procedures and supporting plant SHEQ initiatives as required (DuPont Program, GMP, Hygiene, 5S,etc..) 

Accountable for the productivity of the site during off-shifts. This requires contacting appropriate resources for issue resolution, providing alternative duties in the event of breakdown or material shortage.

Monitoring general performance and behavior ofemployees, andadjusting crewing or call in replacements as necessary. This requires interfacing with Facilities Support, Material Planning, Quality Support,Warehouseand other department supervisors to ensure efficient operation to meet plant goals. 

Utilizing Kronos Timekeeping System to maintain weekly record of hours worked, along with explanation of overtime hours worked and ensures hours worked, vacation, personal hours, absences, etc. are correctly documented so employees are paid accurately. Participating in the development of the annual site manufacturing budget and controlling fixed and variable cost expenditures. 

What You’ll NeedToSucceed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, SupplyChainor related field

  • 2 years of Manufacturing Environment experience as a supervisor.

  • Preferred – Continuous Improvement experience (WCM/TPM/LEAN)


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics by federal, state, or local law. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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