PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

On behalf of our Client, a premier processor and leading supplier of quality food products for domestic and world markets, we are currently recruiting for a Production Supervisor to join their growing facility located in one of Manitoba’s most vibrant and naturally beautiful rural communities. Our client’s competitive approach embraces speed and creativity, focusing on improving safety, quality and productivity, thereby building inherent competitive advantage. As a leader in the industry, they focus on employing progressive, talented and motivated manufacturing professionals who are driven and passionate, empower others and strive for continued excellence.

The Production Supervisor is responsible for leading the front-line processing team and Lead Hand, provides leadership, direction and support to a focused and highly skilled team of 50 to 80, and will proactively identify and develop innovative ways to increase employee engagement, production line efficiencies, product quality and a culture focused on continuous improvement. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the Production Supervisor also maintains a close working relationship with a cohesive group of peer Supervisors as well as Production Management and staff.

This role will appeal to a self-directed and results oriented individual that consistently embraces and influences positive change, has the energy and enthusiasm to inspire, encourage and motivate team members with diverse backgrounds to produce their best work and achieve the highest possible results.

Benefits of working at this organization:

  • Recognized Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies
  • Company culture that supports fun, family and life-work balance
  • Challenging, safe and rewarding work environment where personal and professional growth is encouraged and fostered
  • Grassroots approach and culture focused on continuous improvement and lean fundamentals
  • A wide range of career opportunities, competitive compensation and total rewards package

Responsibilities:

  • Incident investigations, supporting safety programs, finding methods to minimize risk and partnering in the return to work program which assists employees in being productive throughout their recovery.
  • Adherence to government regulations, good manufacturing practices, food safety, security and quality programs to meet Company and customer requirements.
  • Develop talent and conduct on the job training with all new employees, ensuring that employees are properly trained in their positions.
  • Managing production processes, engaging and coaching team members and leading for results.
  • Meeting expectations in a fast-paced environment as measured by various indicators such as product yields, specifications, labour efficiency, costing and compliance to production plans.
  • Demonstrating a continuous improvement leadership approach in discovering ways to improve outcomes.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of supervisory work experience within a unionized food, pharmaceuticals, or other consumable product manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of proactively managing collaborative employee and management relations with employees from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Results-oriented, teamwork-driven and highly self-motivated.
  • Effective communication, coaching and leadership skills aligned with company values and organizational goals.
  • Ability to think on one’s feet, and making time-sensitive decisions in a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills plus the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Self-starter with good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Continuous learner and willingness to embrace and promote change.
  • Flexible to work day or afternoon shifts and vacation coverage.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong focus on food safety and workplace health and safety.


If you’re a natural leader who values team work, enjoys inspiring results, developing team talent, being a role model and are interested in learning more about this career opportunity please forward your resume to
Tracey.Keen@mnp.ca or call 204-336-6249.