Cargill 1st Shift PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR in Hersey, Michigan


Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

Implements and executes all production processes within defined departments/shifts. Ensures areas of responsibilities meet BU/Plant standards for safety, quality, efficiency and financial performance.

Principal Accountabilities:

40% - Safety/Risk Management:

  • Executes day-to-day operations of assigned area, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed Safety.

  • Partners/collaborates with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures:

  • Health & Safety: Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness.

  • Environmental: Understands and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

  • Food Safety: Directly monitors risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.

  • Educates workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.

  • Documents and investigates EHS/Food Safety incident data compiled by Production Supervisors to identify risks and recommend mitigation actions (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, CFSRA and FDA audits).

  • Maintains direct relationship with regulatory agencies (i.e. supervisors work side­by-side with FSQR and possibly MDEQ).

25% - Customer Focus/Product Innovation/Quality Management:

  • Directly monitors production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specifications. Works with other Production Supervisors to meet customer specifications and timeline.

  • Documents and investigates quality data issues that occur and compiles information and provides recommendations for improvement for review by FSQR, and other Production/Operations Supervisors.

  • Within defined area of scope, identifies risks and recommends areas of improvement and innovation. Measures quality performance in areas that impact the customers.

  • Supports BU/Plant customer relationship by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.

15% - Production Financial Performance/Capital Planning Effectiveness:

  • Administers production budget for a department, process, or shift.

  • Executes purchase orders and ensures timely payment of invoices.

  • Accountable for compliance with department non-base capital investment plans.

10% - Operational/Reliability Excellence/Continuous Improvement:

  • Executes and monitors day-to-day operations for all production processes for defined departments, process, or shift.

  • Directly supervises daily operations of assigned area to achieve production throughput requirements including work flow, job assignments, scheduling, shift coverage, etc.

  • Supports, deploys and provides input to best in class operational practices. Utilizes deep technical skills and relevant experience to identify/solve problems and recommends/implements operating efficiencies.

  • Actively measures performance and implements leading common practices to promote operational efficiencies (i.e. yield optimization, energy/water usage reductions, etc.).

  • Implements and supports common reliability processes and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations (i.e. deploys common reliability processes and metrics; focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc.).

  • Supports/partners with local plant Reliability and Engineering management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards (scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, monthly review of compliance audits, etc.).

  • Champions a culture that promotes operational excellence. Recommends process improvements, and supports business case for new investments/innovations.

  • Supports COEs to identify opportunities for continuous improvements applicable to the entire business/platform.

10% - Operational/Reliability Excellence/Continuous Improvement:

  • Supervises and provides coaching to Team Leads and production workers, including coaching Cargill's core values.

  • Assists in planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees.

  • Accountable for production talent development and engagement within a sector/department.

  • Responsible for training and on boarding new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching.

  • Applies disciplinary actions when needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent years in manufacturing environment experience.

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role, directly supervising and developing others. Lead

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with packaging equipment.

  • Mechanical aptitude demonstrated in previous roles.

  • Project management and equipment installation experience.

  • Proven success in EHS (Environment, Health & Safety).

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows, and capacity to learn new computer systems.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-MI-Hersey

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HER00498