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Sr. Supervisor - Manufacture


Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  2958
Job Type: 
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.


As Operations Superintendent, you will manage all operations activities in support of - and leading our 60 person team of Production colleagues in - the manufacture of Schick Hydro Razors, with the goal of providing capacity for necessary volumes.

Oversee the manufacturing process of high speed automated assembly and packaging equipment.

Excellent opportunity for advancement.



The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans, organizes and controls department activities of a multi-shift operation to

         accomplish production schedules while ensuring that products and services satisfy cost and quality standards.

  • Ensures maximum production efficiency and productivity by directing and motivating the activities of teams to achieve synergistic results through administrative action and personal follow up actions.
  • Ensures efficient utilization of equipment, methods, teams and facilities.
  • Coordinates with Engineering staff, Quality Control and outside subcontractors to promote technological product and process improvements.
  • Coordinates with Production Planning and implements the department’s capacities to achieve production schedules to satisfy both short and long range objectives.
  • Plans and consults with Manager and Supervisors on programs of preventative maintenance, new product development, and departmental improvements.
  • Establishes alternatives and contingency plans to prevent production and equipment problems.
  • Reviews, analyzes, approves, and acts upon recommendations of Supervisors or team leaders in matters pertaining to employee relations.  Resolves personnel policy matters related to his/her departments.
  • Interviews, recommends, and selects personnel to fill vacant positions.
  • Coordinates manpower planning on a weekly, monthly, and long-range basis in order to maintain and improve efficiency and capacity flexibility.
  • Maintains work-in-process inventories to meet production schedules in accordance with corporate guidelines and objectives.
  • Assists in developing efficient, economical manufacturing processes for the fabrication and/or assembly of new or altered products.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices for all activities under his/her direction.
  • Administers within his/her area all applicable Corporate and Governmental policies and regulations pertaining to safety, environmental matters, Affirmative Action and EEO issues, and the disposal of hazardous wastes.




  • Responsible for maintaining favorable cost of goods through an aggressive CIP

commitment, proper area budget, an extensive utilization of support groups.

  • Formulates operating budgets under supervision of Manager. Prepares monthly operating budget variance reports and rollout budget reviews pertaining to supervised area.  Makes formal presentation of same to Production Manager and Operations Director.
  • Develops with the Production Manager efficiency, cost and working standards and controls to measure results of budgetary spending variances for all departments under his/her supervision.
  • Organizes and maintains records of overtime, downtime, tooling, productivity, and all department’s budgetary spending.
  • Develops Capital Budget and Spending Plan and prepares Capital Expenditure Requests to provide departments with capital equipment necessary for production and cost improvement program requirements.
  • Assists in preparing process sheets, cost estimates and standard costs for new or altered products.
  • Very frequent contacts with other manufacturing and support departments.
  • Often decision-making contract is made with others who hold peer positions or higher-level responsibilities.  Included are the following departments: Quality Control Inspection and Assurance, Equipment and Process Engineering, Product Design, R & D, Production Planning and Scheduling, Accounting, Personnel, and Plant Administration.
  • Contacts with Vendors, suppliers, technical services, and professional services as required.
  • May supervise 2 to 3 exempt supervisors and up to 70 hourly colleagues in a 24/7 shift environment.
  • May indirectly supervise one clerical colleague.



  • B.S. in Engineering or Business with related technical courses.
  • 4 – 5 years related production management experience; OR
  • 10 Years of experience within the area of core business competency and demonstrated excellence in performance (rating of 1 or 2 for two consecutive years)
  • Ability to plan and control the administrative and financial operation of department.
  • Requires overall knowledge and understanding of manufacturing, facilities, assembly, tooling, processing and financial systems.
  • Developed administrative, supervisory, and communications skills.



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: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford