Production Supervisor


USD - Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Production Supervisor in the United States (US) for their Minster, Ohio manufacturing facility. 

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Managing and mobilizing a team of hourly associates to ensure Safety, Quality, and Productivity goals are met
  • Identifying and driving continuous improvement initiatives within the business unit
  • Demonstrating progress towards communicated objectives
  • Improving and maintaining communicated performance standards for their department; managing with the flexibility to react as needed when breakdowns arise
  • Working cross functionally with other cells within operations to ensure production schedules are met
  • Ensuring SOP's are current and utilized by all hourly associates; will also provide necessary job specific training as warranted.
  • Validation of time and attendance through daily and weekly reviews of your team's timecards
  • Regular formal and informal evaluations and feedback of the performance of your hourly associates
  • Ensuring department's compliance with company's policies, procedures, and the labor contract
  • Driving accountability through strong leadership and setting consistent expectations
  • Performing root cause analysis, problem solving, and follow-up of operational and safety incidents within business unit
  • Addressing grievances and concerns; elevate to next level leadership as needed


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor Degree; (BS Degree in Chemical /Mechanical/Industrial Engineer is preferred)
  • 3-5 years experience supervising in manufacturing/processing environment. Previous supervisory experience within a food/beverage environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with CIP/HAACP/AIB
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing experience.
  • Quantitative analysis skills, budgetary adherence and understanding, loss analysis.
  • Thorough understanding of fluid dynamics
  • Must possess excellent analytical, troubleshooting, conflict management and problem solving skills
  • Must possess demonstrated planning, communication and supervisory skills
  • Previous leadership experience in a fast paced, manufacturing environment
  • Shift flexibility where weekends and nights may be required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and decision-making ability
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and potentially stressful conditions
  • Under minimal direction, works independently toward department objectives
  • Must be self-motivated and a self-starter


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Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO.  Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit 


Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Full time
Minster, Ohio 45865, US