Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. A passionate team of more than 6,000 employees works together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the industry for more than 100 years.

Operations Supervisor

Job Location: ​Louisville​

Want to make an impact?

The Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising hourly employees and executing production and logistics plans. The Production Supervisor is responsible for overall operations of the assigned shift, including: warehouse, labor relations, production, site security, quality, safety, and regulatory compliance. This position is an off shift.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Supervise the execution of production and logistics plans through operators and other hourly labor in production and warehouse functions
  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans and policies to ensure compliance in all areas of responsibility
  • Operate production lines in accordance with FDA guidelines, GMPs, and HACCP/SQF program guidelines
  • Direct and guide operators and their activities in execution of production and/or logistics plans (receiving, processing, mixing, baking, packaging, shipping, etc)
  • Responsible for shift change management and communication as well as daily production standards and labor reconciliation
  • Develop employees to ensure compliance and achieve quality
  • Resolve problems and mitigate operational issues that result in negative performance
  • Support Lean Training as directed by Operations Manager
  • Owns regulatory compliance and food safety process, including: proper sanitary condition, allergen control, pest control, food safety policy, employee safety policies and procedures, and maintaining MCRS sustainability standards
  • Participate in daily food review
  • Support and execute relevant projects as needed

Skills that will make you successful

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Independent, self-sufficient with a strong sense of urgency

Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years Supervisory experience
  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Experience working with SAP
  • Understanding of GMP principles
  • Process, packing, and mechanical experience strongly preferred
  • Experience managing people, with ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization

Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, BRACH'S®, Black Forest® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Ferrara also manages the Keebler® and Famous Amos® businesses for The Ferrero Group.  Headquartered in Chicago, Ferrara has an operational network of 20 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.