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B & G FOODS NORTH AMERICA Production Supervisor - R3073 in Ankeny, Iowa

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Job Title:

Production Supervisor

Position Summary:

Supervise plant production, packaging and personnel to ensure customer requirements and plant schedules are met efficiently. Identify and implement cost savings measures. This position is on the evening shift, 4 days per week/10 hour shifts. The hours are approximately 3:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Essential Duties:
  • Direct the work force performance through proper administration of the Company/Union contract policies. Discipline directly where necessary to maintain control of operations.
  • Assist in control and regulation of packaging operations by maintaining standard operating procedures, making prescribed changes and adjustments when necessary, and maintaining daily productions rates, yield, quality, and line efficiencies.
  • Assist in maintaining the budget limits as established for the packaging operation.
  • Administer safety/health programs to meet current OSHA and BandG requirements.
  • Direct the labor force to maintain clean housekeeping areas in meeting GMP and QSIP established standards. This includes employee work practices and the proper cleaning of packaging equipment.
  • Obtain and maintain line efficiencies through the supervision and administration of company established Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Train building personnel in proper operation techniques.
  • Identify, implement and track cost savings measures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Production Manager.
  • Identify and communicate food safety issues; lead and influence food safety initiatives.

Minimum Experience:

Total Yrs. of Experience: 3 to 5 years

Additional information:

Three years supervisory or process improvement experience in food

manufacturing or related industry.

Equipment/Software Skills:

Must be PC literate with working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word, and


Minimum Qualifications Education, Skills and Abilities:

Minimum Formal Education: Bachelor Degree

Major: Technical, Business or Engineering

Specialized Training/Certification: SQF Practitioner or obtain within 6-9 months

Skills and Abilities:

1) Attention to Detail:

Achieves thoroughness and accuracy by being attentive to detail in identification of issues and, the planning and the execution of tasks.

2) Teamwork:

Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

3) Interpersonal Skills:

Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting.

4) Problem Solving:

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

5) Oral Communication:

Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

6) Written Communication:

Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Organizational Relationships:

Internal Stakeholders (Manufacturing departments)

External Stakeholders (Packaging vendors)

Supervisory/Functional Management Requirements:

Manages a single function with supervisory responsibility and has budget responsibility

Titles of direct reports: Line Operators, forepersons

  • Directly supervises 15-35 employees

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:


Must have ability to sit and walk for extended periods of time on a daily basis.


Must utilize all senses as normal.


Must have strong analytical and problem solving abilities to accommodate a quick paced environment (a quick thinker).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

BandG Foods is an equal

opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If youd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see

Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity