Front Line Leader Production Supervisor

Mondelez International    Fair Lawn, NJ
Job Description
Mondelez International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We re leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That s who we are.

Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

Job scope
The Production Front Line Leader reports into the Integrated Business Unit Leader. This position is responsible for the day-to-day manufacturing operations in an assigned department, plus looking for longer-term continuous improvement opportunities. The incumbent will have responsibility to achieve safety, productivity, efficiency, customer service, cost, quality, sanitation and OEE/GE objectives through both individual and team contributions. They will provide direction, leadership & development to direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on-the-job assignments and continuous
improvement initiatives. This position can manage up to 30 employees and will need to be available to work first, second, third and overtime shifts as needed by the business.

Core Responsibilities

  • Direct activities of hourly associates in assigned areas to ensure department production goals are met
  • Ensure line operations meet established standards, specifications, efficiency and quality requirements to affect favorable production results
  • Communicate and collaborate with other production front line leaders and cross-functional teams on a regular basis concerning production goals and all operation activity
  • Foster team building & collaboration across functional areas at all levels
  • Responsible for coaching, counseling and training hourly associates to foster a high performance work team
  • Maintain employee relations activities including safety, labor relations and grievance response and/or avoidance
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, safety guidelines and state and federal regulations
  • Partner with the master labor planner to understand and optimize staffing needs
  • Seeks and understand financials about the business and the various trade-offs to control costs end-to-end
  • Fosters a high performance work systems by learning and teaching Lean concepts, TPM, Six Sigma and/or
  • Integrated Lean and 6S
  • Manages SAP/LIS on a daily basis for packing employees to ensure each record is accurate for payroll to effectively run.
  • Strong in labor relations and fluently understands contract labor rules to work well with shop stewards and union leadership.
  • Responsible for hiring and training hour associates
  • Challenges the status quo

Knowledge, skills and experience required
  • Bachelor s Degree in Operations, Supply Chain, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and Food Science preferred.
  • Military and Logistics experience is welcome.
  • SAP experience and user knowledge required
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Team management and supervisory experience required. Union labor management is a plus
  • Must be ready to work in the 2nd or 3rd shift, weekends and overtime as needed
  • Experience in Lean, 6S, TPM and/or E2E IL6S a huge plus
  • Prior/Current shift experience is required

Core Competencies

  • Lead with the head and heart
  • Building effective teams
  • Motivating others
  • Influencing and dealing with Ambiguity
  • Process Management
  • Planning & Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Financial & Analytical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.


Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:01:18 GMT

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