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Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Production Supervisor - Night Shift

Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Pine Island, MN

Job Description:

We are a fast-growing, farmer-owned agriculture and food cooperative working to overcome the world's greatest food challenges. Our unique farm-to-fork business model works across crop inputs and insights, animal nutrition, dairy foods and sustainability to get high quality food to those who need it. Land O'Lakes provides opportunities to build a career in a vibrant industry that allows you to play a critical role in delivering on this, and by working together to advance humanity and to help communities around the world.

Land O'Lakes growth relies on hiring extraordinary, diverse talent. Our Supply Chain & Operations team provides strategic leadership across the company's many business units. The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, and process improvement. Our end-to-end Supply Chain organization includes: engineering, manufacturing, procurement, planning and logistics, warehousing and transportation, customer service, and quality and safety.  Unlock  your greatest potential with the opportunity to make a difference, drive results, and develop a rewarding career.

We are seeking an eager, poised, assertive, and ambitious leader with the passion to lead and develop employees and teams in our Powder Cheese Department to deliver outstanding manufacturing results in the areas of Cost, Quality, Service, People, and Environment.  The ideal candidate must have the ability to attract, retain, develop, inspire and empower employees to drive sustainable continuous improvement at all levels in a manufacturing facility.  

The Production Supervisor must possess the initiative to share best practices within the facility, across our supply chain, and with external resources to achieve leading-edge manufacturing and supply chain technologies.  


Focus on Safety of all employees and work environment through adherence of safety procedures

-Ensure compliance of GMP’s and the Food Safety Plan

-Deliver continuous improvement in key initiatives of Cost, Quality, Service, People, and Environment through efficient use of materials, equipment and resources

-Proactively communicate and coordinate with other Supervisors and functions to optimize operations and resources

-Effectively plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production schedules to meet and exceed customer requirements, production goals, and TMM Objectives

-Proactively coordinate with the Maintenance Department to conduct preventative maintenance

-Own and drive department and shift Continuous improvement/TMM processes

-Puts the internal and external customer first

-Understands the financial impact of Line Efficiency, Material Yield, and Labor Productivity on plant budgets and develops Action Plans to address gaps

-Possess brilliant focus on material yield in all aspects of the manufacturing processes

-Optimize staffing to ensure efficient yet effective labor productivity

-Leads engagement of employees, work teams, and the utilization of technology to deliver world-class line efficiencies

Lead Employees

-Achieves results through teamwork

-Leads through positive influence; coaches and develops others and, where appropriate, peers

-Partners with Training Manager, Business Unit Manager, and other Supervisors to lead training and development of departmental employees

-Provides clear and timely performance feedback to peers and all employees

-Attracts, retains and develops the very BEST talent and empowers, engages, and inspires employees

-Takes active leadership role in promoting diversity and inclusion

Required Experience and Knowledge:

-Bachelor's degree and 2 plus years of work experience, preferably in a Food/Dairy manufacturing

-Must possess strong leadership skills, problem solving skills, and decision-making skills

-Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills at various levels of the company

-Proficient computer skills, including usage of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

-Effective communication skills for working cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment

Preferred Experience and Knowledge:

-3 years Dairy/Food manufacturing or warehouse work experience

-Supervisory experience in a manufacture environment

-Open to relocation to other facilities in the future

Physical demands and Work Environment:

-The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

-Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Physical demands:

-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; climb up and down stairs and ladders; talk or hear

-The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs

-Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Work environment:

-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The temperature of the work environment can fluctuate due to occasional temperatures from cold/cool to warm/hot

-The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud and will require ear plugs. While working in the manufacturing areas, the incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment

Work Schedule:

Hours: This is a (Night Shift), hours 5 PM - 5AM.  Open to being flexible to cover other shifts as needed.  This role requires weekends and holidays hours as needed.

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Location: Pine Island, MN

Company Profile:
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premiere member-owned cooperatives. We offer local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the-art production and business services. We also are a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals and food manufacturers.