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Newell Brands Production Supervisor in Wichita, Kansas

Responsible for planning and directing the appropriate allocation of manpower that enables the company to maximize efficiency and profit. This person provides high-level management support for all activities on the shift and at other times when needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the shift with a focus on safety, quality, efficiency, and profitability.

  • Promote and implement the Company's Lean Manufacturing, 5S and Continuous Improvement initiatives.Coordinates with Manufacturing Engineering and other departments with implementation of new processes and equipment within production.

  • Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting pertinent shift information regarding production, labor, and quality.

  • Ability to schedule/manage daily manpower requirements with respect to production needs in the most efficient manner.With or without scheduling overtime.

  • Assures efficient and economical utilization of materials, continuous improvements, and elimination of wasteful practices.

  • Assures that facilities, machinery, and equipment are running properly to maintain safety, efficiency and quality, and if not, coordinates corrections with staff and/or other departments.

  • Recommends the hiring and releasing of production personnel as required to maintain production requirements.

  • Maintains good employee relations and takes proper and judicious disciplinary measures when required, handles grievances.

  • Establishes accountabilities and goals used for performance evaluation.

  • All other projects as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Experience, Skills & Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to manufacturing (engineering, business, management) is preferred.

  • Five or more years of related experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience with implementing Lean Manufacturing and 5S practices.

  • Excellent communicative skills are necessary.

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Good mechanical aptitude, significant planning and organizational skills relating to manufacturing and demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with co-workers and other employees.This position will be responsible for maintaining and enforcing company policy and procedures.

  • Ability to work varying hours, including some weekend shifts.

_Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Graco, Coleman, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Yankee Candle, Paper Mate, FoodSaver, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer’s, Oster, NUK, Spontex and Campingaz. We are focused on delighting consumers by lighting up everyday moments. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.