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2nd shift Production Supervisor - New Ulm, MN

Key Responsibilities:

Participate as a key member of the Manufacturing staff to help facilitate and efficiently run the department.  The Production Supervisor will provide leadership for all manufacturing functions as well as demonstrate good decision making abilities under pressure, attention to detail, problem solving and organizational skills.  The position will coordinate daily activities as well as assist long term strategy objectives.  Responsible for managing and supervising the aspects of safety, quality, and productivity for all manufacturing areas as well as driving efficiencies throughout the department.  


  • Oversee daily operations of all manufacturing areas and troubleshoot as needed and ensure that safety, quality, productivity goals and timelines are met. 
  • Manage manufacturing staffing needs to ensure alignment with production demands across the departments.
  • Work cross functionally with the Quality and Maintenance departments on process improvements.
  • Support the site Safety Manager and the initiatives of Health, Safety, and Environment.
  • Develop and revise site policies and procedures as needed.
  • Maintain reporting mechanism needed to monitor production rates, yields, and quality, cost/rate variances.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Preferably in engineering, operations management, or similar field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience within a food manufacturing facility
  • Supervisory experience in a food/beverage manufacturing environment
  • Experience with LEAN Manufacturing and Sanitation in a food manufacturing facility


We value:

  • Good Organizational Skills:  Demonstrate high levels of organizational skills.  Inventory will need to be maintained in an orderly manner and overall department flow is important.
  • Communication:  Clearly convey information and ideas to many individuals, departments, and management on an ongoing basis; good communication skills are essential.
  • Timeliness:  Customers, both internal and external, will be relying on timeliness to be able to receive their materials in a timely manner.
  • Service/Customer Focus:  Make customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develop and sustain productive internal customer relationships.
  • Safety:    Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety. 
  • Building a Successful Team:  Uses appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitates the completion of team goals


We offer:

  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.


Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!