Production Supervisor

Sauer Brands Inc
2000 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
United States
Food Ingredients
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
10% or less Travel

Job Description

Why Sauer Brands
Strong History, Solid Future

Founded in 1887, Sauer Brands Inc. has been at the forefront in its industry. Today, we offer an exceptional suite of products to consist of mayonnaise, pourable salad dressings, condiments, sauces, spices, extracts and flavorings. Our celebrated products consist of Duke’s Mayonnaise, Spice Hunter and Sauer Brands.

Overall Goal of Position:

Effectively supervise production staff to ensure optimal performance while supporting and building OurRecipe@SauerBrands:
  • What are we making?
    • A safer, stronger, more sustainable Sauer Brands that forges a prosperous future for our families
  • Why are we making it?
    • To excite and delight our customers with inspired flavors
  • How do we make it? With
    • Integrity
    • Creativity
    • Executional Excellence
    • Teamwork
  • Where are we going? / What does our “product” look like?
    • One of the most respected food companies on the planet, known for our passion, expertise, and relentless pursuit of excellence.

Job Summary:

The Production Supervisor for Sauer Brands, Inc., is responsible for supervising and directing the daily activities of all team members in the production department. The successful candidate will be able to perform job hazard analysis with assistance of the Safety Leader and Production Manager.  Minimizing line downtime, increasing efficiency, managing employee absences and performance issues will be among the pillars for success. As a Sauer Brands team member, the candidate will execute special projects, initiatives as assigned, accept safety as a condition, and support factory operations. Furthermore, the candidate must embrace and support the building of the Sauer Brands Recipe.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure product conformance and line efficiency
    • Direct setup and adjustments of production machines/lines
    • Interprets specifications and job orders to workers, and assigns duties
    • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules
    • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
    • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of production lines, department, or work crew
    • Understand utilize and be able to train staff on ERP and OEE systems
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments
    • Master Scheduler, Buyers and other supply chain staff
    • Quality Assurance
  • Safety role model
    • Supports an injury-free workplace by modeling good safety habits
    • Ensures PPE is worn by staff as required
    • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations
  • Leadership
    • Supervise and lead staff with a servant leader perspective
    • Analyzes and resolves or assists workers in resolving personnel problems
    • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Culture Building
    • Act as a servant leader
    • Work in a customer-centric manner
    • Represent the company positively through supplier relations
    • Support the Production Manager as necessary with projects or necessary research
  • Conduct Risk Management and/or Job Hazard Analysis

What We Are Looking For:
  • Personal Characteristics
    •  Professional Demeanor
    • Customer-centric mindset
    • Outgoing, energetic, and results-oriented personality
    • Self-Confident in abilities
    • Take responsibility for actions
    • Communicate clear, concise facts comfortably
    • Smart, creative and inquisitive
    • Integrity-Does the right thing even when no one is looking
    • Disciplined approach and accountability for KPIs.
    • No excuses mindset. Accountable and reliable
    • Dependable team player with a positive attitude
    • Passion for the organization, and attention to details
    • Personal values that mesh with SBI values
    • Detailed oriented
    • Ability to reconcile and manage multiple tasks/objectives
  • Performance History
    • Documented history of making improvements in assigned work area/responsibilities
    • Stellar references based on contributions and performance
  • Demonstrated Proficiencies In The Following Areas:
    • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work and thrive under time constraints and juggle/prioritize responsibilities
    • Strong people management skills with the ability to lead cross-functional initiatives across a variety of stakeholders
    • Highly organized
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Team-oriented, collaborative,and flexible
    • Strong problem-solving skills
Education and Experience:
  • Minimum High School Diploma required, some college preferred
  • 5+ Years of experience in manufacturing production environment
  • 2+ years proven supervisory experience
  • Experience with ERP System(s), Oracle (Peoplesoft) preferred

What Is In It For You?

Our company acknowledges talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:
  • 401K
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Vacation,Sick Days and Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee and Dependent
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Disability Insurance
  • Other Voluntary
  • Insurance Options
Sauer Brands, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,religion, color, age, gender, disability, national origin, veteran, other protected status or any other basis.
Sauer Brands Inc
LaTonya Richardson

United States