Pinnacle Foods

Production Supervisor

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We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.


At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.


This position is responsible for managing all production activities on a designated shift. The scope of this position includes all phases of production, including processing, packaging, case packing, and palletizing.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervise all production activities in accordance with corporate and plant policies, programs, and standards concerning safety, quality, productivity and cost.
  • Provide continual leadership and guidance to team members for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships.
  • Actively promote plant safety and environmental programs and procedures that are in compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Actively promote adherence to corporate Quality, Sanitation, GMP and HACCP standards to achieve a finished product within quality control specifications.
  • Manage staffing levels to current labor contract / labor standards requirements.
  • Assign responsibilities to team members, as required to meet planned production schedules.
  • Coordinate the proper training of team members within the assigned department.
  • Apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
  • Review shift activities and results, making adjustments as required for continuous improvement.
  • Investigate production delays and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Keep management informed of the status of production and promptly notify management of issues impacting production.
  • Coordinate the storage and rework of quality control hold products with appropriate plant personnel.
  • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability.
  • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.




This position provides direct supervision to production personnel. In the absence of a sanitation supervisor, may provide direct supervision to sanitation personnel. In the absence of a maintenance supervisor, may provide direct supervision to maintenance personnel. In the absence of a warehouse, distribution, or shipping and receiving supervisor, may provide direct supervision to warehouse, distribution, or shipping and receiving personnel.





To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. 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 of this position.




  • Embraces change
  • Accepts ambiguity, fluid and flexible to meet business needs
  • Takes ownership for self and holds others accountable
  • Able to understand and effective interface with a diverse group of team members
  • Good listener
  • Belief in teaching and coaching others
  • Self initiative
  • Able to see the “big” picture
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Self- motivated – desire to win and be the best
  • Able to motivate/inspire others
  • Belief in teams and be a good team member
  • Good conflict management skills
  • Results focused
  • Strives to continuously improve the operations
  • Able to effectively give and receive feedback




  • Undergraduate Degree, required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Production Management, Industrial Technology, Engineering or related field, preferred.




  • Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Professional experience within packaging/food products industry, preferred.
  • Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people.




  • Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication to achievement of results.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel and/or demonstrate the ability to learn multiple computer applications.



  • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
  • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.





Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.


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