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Senior Production Supervisor (1st Shift: 6:00am - 3:00pm))


Dover, DE, US

Req ID:  2697
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Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

The Senior Production Supervisor is responsible for the shift’s manufacturing key performance indicators, and for effectively leading and developing a team to accomplish the organizations goals and objectives. Must be able to solve problems and make good, timely decisions, exhibit company core values, and be a change agent for continuous improvement. With the assistance of Team Leaders, effectively manage a cross-functional group of colleagues in all three production areas of the Fem Care department.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Supervise and coordinate all related operations activity in the Fem Care department on shift and provide direction /leadership in the achievement of established goals.
  • Maintains working knowledge of schedules, safety, quality, cost, material utilization, and efficiency/OEE.
  • Develops and coordinates production/maintenance schedules and manpower planning.
  • Analyze costs, material utilization, and inventory levels to resolve variances. Develops necessary controls to monitor these areas.
  • Optimizes flexibility of human resources, processes and equipment (Man, Method, and Machine).
  • Directs day-to-day support services, including maintenance, to insure continuous and effective production operations.
  • Understands and directs safety and housekeeping and environmental initiatives within assigned area.
  • Develops, administers and/or presents hourly colleague training.
  • Provides direct leadership to ensure conformity with company policies and work rules.
  • Understands and champions team initiatives.
  • Promotes, understands and directs Lean Manufacturing efforts.
  • Demonstrates a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Leads and/or facilitates improvement efforts/special projects related to Safety, Quality, Lean, Production, etc.
  • Promotes high level performance of hourly associates through the use of continuous improvement training, performance appraisals, and/or corrective action techniques.


Required Skills and Experience

  • 4-year degree in Operations Management, Engineering or other appropriate fields, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. B.S. in Engineering or Business is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years Supervisory experience in a high-speed manufacturing environment.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of use of Lean principles or techniques such as TPM, 5S, etc.
  • Computer skills: SAP, Microsoft Office, Excel, and working knowledge of production data systems.
  • Good technical understanding or mechanical skills.
  • Proven track record in leading, coaching and developing people in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of leading manufacturing process improvements and scrap reduction efforts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, leadership and project management skills.


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • QSR/GMP knowledge


Working Relationships

  • Reports to Fem Care Superintendent
  • Works in conjunction other Supervisor(s) and department leaders on shift, to provide direction/leadership in the achievement of established goals. May work on projects with Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Engineering and/or Operations.


Work Environment

  • Ability to primarily work the off-shifts, and be flexible on working hours, as the business deems necessary.
  • Personal Protective Equipment as required by OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • Fast-paced, high-speed manufacturing environment


Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

Nearest Major Market: Delaware
Nearest Secondary Market: Dover