Nestle Supervisor Production in Salt Lake City, Utah

Responsible for the day-to-day overall coordination of production activities and performance in his/her assigned area that includes financial performance, people safety, food safety and quality, and development. Lead and manage a shift of 20-60 employees, including participating in the hiring process, employee on-boarding, performance management, and corrective action. They support other groups on site and within NUSA to ensure that their area and people are fully aligned with the organization. Also shares responsibility for creating and maintaining a workplace culture that engages and motives associates at all levels


Provide direction, leadership, development and support to direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on-the-job assignments and continuous improvement to meet current and future business requirements within the NCE framework.

Anticipate needs and proactively plan and manage the day to day allocation of resources (equipment, people, materials and systems) in order to efficiently, safely and cost effectively achieve performance targets as agreed with Production Management.

Ensure that a high quality of products, services, housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained and improved in the area.

Review daily achievement of targets and report variances during on-the-floor and review meetings.

Partner with Maintenance to drive improvements and repairs to maximize line efficiency.

Demonstrate excellent communication skills by coaching employees in their development of knowledge and capability, providing timely feedback, guidance, and training to help them reach goals.

Ensure focused improvement tools are effectively utilized in all problem solving situations to address root causes of failures and support continuous improvement initiatives.

Facilitate seamless handoffs and communicate key information to peers, team members and Production Management

Understand internal and external regulations, procedures & policies and apply them fairly and consistently in accordance with established SOP s.

Manage relationships with internal/external customers, suppliers, colleagues and support services to ensure achievement of targets

Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times.

Responsible for having safe work instructions available for all positions.

Processes are run in accordance with SOP's, SSOP's and other documentation.


All employees have the required level of safety training, all equipment and installations are well maintained with safety guards & devices and associates are using the appropriate PPE.

To assure activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management

Ensure quality objectives are met including regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks (HACCP), and product quality checks conducted according to NQMS policies.

Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors.

Champion key Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) initiatives.

Travel requirement = up to 5%


Preferred Bachelor s degree (Engineering, Business Management, Food Science, or Organizational Leadership/ Supervision) preferred.

Work mandatory overtime as required

Flexibility to switch shifts as required

2 or more years in food manufacturing with production floor experience

Experience in food processing, packaging, Quality, Supply Chain, and knowledge of GMP s.

Minimum 1 year of experience in Continuous Improvement environment (Lean manufacturing or TPM preferred)

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Operations, Nestle USA