Production Supervisor in Vancouver, WA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us! 

We are looking for a Production Supervisor who will grow at our [HGC] offices OR facility. 

Administer the activities of the production organization to meet manufacturing targets and objectives for safety, quality, delivery, and cost. Participate as a member of the HGC supervisory team that provides leadership, direction to develop and implement plans to meet group targets and objectives.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Manage employee work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.

  • Manage cell assignments in support of scheduling priorities, absenteeism and employee development

  • Manage employee  time and attendance 

  • Coach, develop, discipline, and evaluate production workers in accordance with HR policies and applicable federal and state laws

  • Initiate and facilitate interview panels, employee discipline, and performance evaluations.

  • Conduct problem identification and resolution.

  • Identify problems using root cause analysis

  • Facilitate solution of daily production issues

  • Assign team members to address root causes & establish countermeasures

  • Develop and maintain lean manufacturing tools 

  • Identify and carry out solutions to production problems using DMAIC

  • Provide leadership and ensure effective employee relations within team.

  • Respond to employee needs,  production issues, work availability,  and other employee issues

  • Resolve production issues that require assistance from other areas

  • Model appropriate behavior and lead by example

  • Foster positive relationships in teams

  • Provide honest, un-biased, and constructive feedback 

  • Assist in addressing employee questions & concerns

  • Communicate professionally & effectively

  • Manage safety activities in work area and throughout shop.

  • Monitor adherence to safety protocols by employees

  • Address safety issues as they occur

  • Assist in training employees

  • Assist employees with minor first aid

  • Fill out incident reports

  • Own and manage a 5s and safe environment for employees & visitors

  • Identify and implement solutions to potential safety problems

  • Implement continuous improvement projects and activities.

  • Support implementation of new equipment, procedures & processes

  •  Coordinate material flow in work area.  

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Associates Degree in related field, and progress toward a BS/BA.

  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing background in a high volume repetitive manufacturing organization.  

  • Two years successful supervisory experience required. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, continuous learning, flexibility, customer focus, quality commitment, continuous improvement and good relationships required.

  • Excellent team, supervisory and management skills required. 

  • Familiar with time and attendance tracking systems.

  • Demonstrated budgeting and cost tracking skills.

  • Understanding of production processes, scheduling, and workflow.

  • Demonstrated decision making ability with limited data.

  • Competency demonstrated with computer programs: Word, Excel, Outlook.

  • Excellent attendance. 

  • Ability to read blueprints.

  • Understanding of Quality systems including advanced SPC concepts.

  • Work independently and possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative.

  • Effectively problem solve, prioritize, and follow through on assignments and projects.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 12 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.