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Production Supervisor

Company: Herb Pharm
Location: Williams
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Herb Pharm We inspire a trust in plants and respect for nature. We balance purpose with profit, treating our employees with respect and gratitude. Located in beautiful Williams, Oregon, Herb Pharm is the nation's leading liquid herbal supplement company. Comprised of a diverse organic farm and production facility, we work with more than 250 plants and distribute over 200 liquid herbal extracts to grocery, natural food, and specialty stores nationwide and have been for over 40 years! We are looking for dedicated professionals to grow with our team. Read on to find out more below.Position: Production SupervisorDepartment: OperationsSUMMARY:Provides leadership to one or more departments within the larger operations department at our Williams, Oregon facility to ensure that the team achieves quality, cost, safety, and regulatory goals. This role will supervise the off shift / weekend operations, with the exact shift to be determinedESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Understand and implement all quality/regulatory requirements; assure that products meet or exceed Herb Pharm specifications and quality parameters.
  • Champion continuous improvement in production quality including root cause analysis, and process improvement plans.
  • Approve production records and assist quality in the investigation of discrepancies
  • Ensure that Herb Pharm employees are trained in safety procedures, that safety rules and procedures are followed and provide performance feedback as applicable.
  • Participate in Safety Committee meetings as required and follow up on action plans to resolve safety issues.
  • Motivate employees through communication, ongoing employee development, and coaching. 
  • Conduct Feedback Loops with staff members to reinforce good performance and provide course correction as necessary.
  • Ensure that policies (attendance, GMP,etc.) are consistently followed, and employee relations issues are appropriately resolved in a manner consistent with Herb Pharm culture.
  • Ensure that company communication is shared and understood.  
  • Responsible for employee timecard approvals 
  • Ensure that all personnel have been adequately trained to perform the functions of their job and follow SOPs.
  • Assess, identify, and implement training needs of staff and participate in development of training programs as required. 
  • Assure compliance with and documentation of all regulatory requirements including, among others, GMP, FSMA, and organic certification – know where to access required regulations.
  • Meets or exceeds volume, yield, and cost targets.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of production data to include analysis of data to improve departmental production performance and efficiencies.
  • Assess, identify, and implement training needs of staff and participate in development of training programs as required.
  • Assure compliance with and documentation of all regulatory requirements including, among others, GMP, FSMA, and organic certification – know where to access required regulations.
  • Meets or exceeds volume, yield, and cost targets.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of production data to include analysis of data to improve departmental production performance and efficiencies.SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assists Operations Manager and Vice President of Operations with a variety of other projects, as requested.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, visiting other manufacturing facilities, and participating in industry and professional societies.QUALIFICATIONS:To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to perform each task at a satisfactory level. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor's degree or combination of education and experience.
    • 2+ years of experience in a production environment in a supervisory role with a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibilities and leadership.
    • Experience in the food industry and quality assurance/food safety programs; experience in herbal or supplement industry preferred.LANGUAGE SKILLS:
      • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
      • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
      • Ability to speak effectively in front of others.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
        • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
        • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.REASONING ABILITY:
          • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
          • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
            • Ability to quickly organize and communicate thoughts, and to understand communications from others.
            • Ability to maintain composure, listen and respond appropriately.OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
              • Able to work with minimal supervision.
              • A pre-employment physical is required prior to employment
              • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
              • Effective computer skills.
              • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train associates as well as plan, monitor and schedule work.
              • Strong teamwork and leadership abilities.
              • Ethics and ability to build effective relationships working closely with employees at all levels of the company.
              • Exceptional problem-solving skills.AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: Herb Pharm is an ‘At-Will' employer. Nothing in this job description should be interpreted as an employment contract. Policies, procedures, and tasks may be modified at any time.RESUME: Please make sure your resume reflects all pertinent information or qualifications that match this position.Our generous benefits package includes a complete range of quality health benefits, plus a substantial savings and retirement program.
                • Comprehensive group medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and dependents
                • Coverage includes a variety of alternative health care options
                • Prescription drug coverage with a mail order program
                • Generous employee purchase discounts on our herbal products
                • Employee assistance program
                • Green Commuter Initiative to encourage carpooling, walking and biking to work
                • Life, accident and disability insurance
                • Paid vacation and personal time off
                • Short term disability plan
                • 401(k) retirement plan with generous company matching and profit-sharing featuresHerb Pharm, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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