GNC Production Supervisor- Soft Gel Prep in Greenville, South Carolina

Job Summary

TheSoft Gel Production Supervisor provides leadership to a minimum of 20 direct reports of a specified area(s) of a manufacturing department to meet or exceed key performance indicators. Core expectations of this position include meeting/exceeding operating objectives, responsible for overseeing processes in manufacturing areas to ensure quality/production goals are met/exceeded, and fostering a safe and productive work environment.

The work shift is D, and work hours are 7p – 7a.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Drive production efficiency and quality to ensure first pass goals are met or exceeded

  • Assist Department Manager with optimizing labor utilization for controlling bottom line financial results within variable budgeting

  • Monitor and assess production personnel operating proficiency; Initiate remedial/continuing training as necessary/required

  • Support company safety awareness and incentives to promote a safe work environment

  • Foster continuous improvement through supervising process improvements as directed by the Department Manager


  • Day to day responsibilities for this role are: safety, production personnel supervision/training and proficiency, production efficiency, troubleshooting, monitoring and updating production schedule and Kronos daily and ensuring that all necessary shift paperwork and reports are completed daily

  • Assist Department Manager through analyzing and adjusting production operations to optimize output and schedule adherence

  • Monitor equipment, processes and production personnel to ensure downtime is minimized and maximum productivity is achieved; Administer any employee counseling or disciplinary actions that may arise

  • Ensure production personnel are properly trained and adhering to all relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions (WIs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and human resource policies

  • Monitor critical items and supervise/inform production personnel accordingly to ensure customer commitments are met

  • Address any safety or housekeeping concerns that may arise

Job Specifications

  • Ability to function effectively at both strategic and tactical levels

  • Proven leadership skills including the ability to coach, assess, evaluate, develop, motivate, and empower others

  • Strong change management skills to challenge the status quo and drive improvements

  • High ethical standards

  • Models and supports organization's goals and values

  • Leadership by example, "roll up the shirtsleeves" management style and work ethic

  • May at times has a span of control approaching 100 to 1. Normal span of control is 50 or 60 to 1

  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate empower and promote a positive team environment


  • Two year technical degree OR high school diploma with three years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment may be substituted for minimum education requirements

  • 2 years leadership experience within a manufacturing environment


  • 4 years' experience of supervisor experience obtained in FDA/cGMP related industry

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial Management, Logistics, or technical degree

  • LEAN Six Sigma Certification (i.e. Green or Black Belt)

  • Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel) and Outlook

  • Proficient in MAPICs or AS400 related software (i.e. Kronos, ERP systems)

  • Continuous LEAN Six Sigma training (i.e. 5S) is highly desirable

◦Highly motivated, creative and results driven personality (to drive changes)

◦Solid analytical, problem solving and continuous improvement skills

◦Strong organizational skills

◦Excellent communication skills communicating with employees and management

◦Self-starter able to work with minimum oversight of the department manager at times

◦Must be able to multi-task effectively and direct one's efforts to the tasks requiring the most immediate attention

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.

  • Required to stand, and or walk for extended periods of time

  • Ability to push and pull various weights limits in a safe manner

  • Ability to climb and balance on stools and ladders

  • Use of fingers and hands

Work Environment

  • Moderate to high levels of noise – requires awareness to surrounding due to equipment in use

  • Working environment may be dusty, oily and/or slippery

  • Slip-resistant or steel toe safety shoes are required

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) as required

  • Dust mask, gloves and goggles may be required in designated areas

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