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Nestle OffShift Production Supervisor in Waverly, Iowa

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

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The Production Supervisor with Nestle ensures employee safety, product quality and asset performance while delivering on time the shift/line/area production plan. This is accomplished by leading a team of approximately 30 employees. Leadership of people includes participating in the hiring process, employee on-boarding, performance management and corrective action. Proactive cooperation with other groups on site and within NUSA to ensure that their area and people are fully aligned with the organization. Modeling the way for others by practicing what is preached to create and maintain a workplace culture that engages and motivates associates at all levels. Focusing on results to deliver success as measured by key performance metrics.


• Ensure the timely deployment of People development plan and assure the competencies of his/her team as per the agreed plan with PM (proper training inclusive of equipment, safety procedures, and hygiene) Enforce strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) by all personnel within the team. • Provide a safe work environment is always maintained. Updated work instructions available for all positions. Processes are run in accordance with SOP's, SSOP's and other documentation.

• Activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management.

• Quality objectives are met including regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices

(GMP’s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks, and product quality checks

conducted according to policies. Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors. Check and enforce personnel hygiene & safety eg. protective clothing (uniform), shoe change & hand wash.

• Ongoing coaching of employees to fulfill and exceed the requirements of the job through NCE

approach. Daily review of achievement of targets and report variances during on-the-floor and

review meetings. Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root

causes of failures and support continuous improvement initiatives. Facilitate seamless handoffs

and communicate key information to peers, team members and Production Management.

• Continuous line Controls and immediate corrective action to assure prescribed quality and to

ensure compliance with manufacturing instructions, internal and external regulations, procedures & policies

• Ongoing smooth operations of factory through effective employee and industrial relations


• Adequate distribution of skills to enable production plan to be achieved


• Timely launch of new products to the Market as per agreed with the business unit/area.

Maintenance of the installations in coordination with quality, engineering & administration. Review daily maintenance effectiveness with Maintenance Mechanic(s) and Team members to identify opportunities for improvement. Prioritize, schedule, and ensure Maintenance & Repairs are completed to maximize efficiency.

Travel requirement = 5%




• Bachelor’s degree AND 2 years of leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment • OR 5 years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

• OR 2 years in a leadership role in the United States Military

Additional Requirements:

• Work extended days and/or weekends with flexibility to switch shifts as required

• Willing to work in a factory where ambient conditions may be extremely cold, wet or warm

Preferred Experience:

• Experience in food processing or packaging

• Experience in Supply Chain and/or Inventory Control

• Experience in Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP’s) in a food processing environment.

• 1 year of experience in Continuous Improvement environment (Lean manufacturing or Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) preferred)


• Ability to maintain a safe working environment through proper housekeeping and safety practices. • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening). Ability to adjust communication style to multiple audiences, facilitate group coaching, and information sharing. Ability to positively confront and effectively deal with non-compliance through effective "soft Skills".

• Excellent people skills – maintain a positive attitude and ability to motivate people, specifically mentoring and coaching individuals in identifying short- and long-term development needs and providing appropriate support.

• Confidence in own capacity and judgment. Must be willing to face challenging situations. Developed ability to build personal relationships based on trust, mutual respect and open communication.

• Adaptable – ability to adjust approach to match varied task requirements, adjust behavior to others’ styles, change priorities to meet changing demands, adjust quickly to new responsibilities and tasks.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time through highly developed organizational skills.

• Ability to set effective and challenging objectives.

• Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting through root cause problem solving.

• High energy level and excellent follow-up

• Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office, NT/XP/Vista version(s)


At the Highly Developed Level include • Results Focus – Set ambitious objectives and motivate the shift to achieve them.

• Lead People – Communicate what has to be done to gain the understanding and commitment of the people to achieve the objectives.

• Practice What You Preach – Be a role model for his/her team and consistently acts according to the Nestle principles and values.

• Proactive Cooperation – Works collaboratively with others demonstrating commitment to achieve group objectives.

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer* seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467

*Note: Nespresso is not a federal contractor and does not maintain affirmative action programs

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