Production Supervisor - Finishing

Requisition Number: RJ-12991
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Manufacturing
Brand/Division: Rejuvenation
Position Type: Full-time


Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

Position Summary

Directs workflow of assigned production departments, maximizing process efficiencies, productivity levels, and quality standards. Leads, coaches, and develops front-line associates to superior results for quality, through-put, timeliness, cross-training and adaptability. Is a 'change-agent' for continually identifying and adapting new processes and methodologies for improved results. Executes Lean Manufacturing principles to identify and eliminate waste in all aspects of business operations. Steward for safe and responsible work practices and ensures all company policies and practices are adhered to. This position plays a key role in the daily success of this organization.

Specific Responsibilities

* Coordinates product flow through the production floor to ensure the 'right' work is created in the 'right' manner, at the 'right' time, and for the 'right' cost.
* Identifies, recommends, implements, and verifies modifications in production processes to eliminate waste and deliver 'Product Flow'.
* Monitors and adapts product work-group processes and physical movement of staff and product to optimize efficiency.
* Works closely with Leads and Management for proper utilization of a flexible workforce to address changing daily needs.
* Inspects and determines product quality to ensure the company standards are maintained.
* Assists in developing and implementing Lean manufacturing methods, ensuring consistent execution of Lean principles within their assigned areas.
* Trains and coaches staff on Lean Flow concepts.
* Educates staff to understand the "why" behind our practices and goals
* Monitors work environment to ensure safety standards are maintained, holding associates accountable for following all safety practices.
* Performs certain scheduled maintenance on designated equipment.
* Has direct supervisory responsibility for associates within assigned production departments including: hiring, performance management, coaching, training, timekeeping, etc. Responsible for maintaining and advancing the technical skill and productivity level of self and staff.
* May be asked to do any job in manufacturing to satisfy customer demand and support department needs.
* Complies with company handbooks and policies.
* Perform other duties as assigned by Management.


* Minimum 3 years of production supervision within an aggressively-used Lean (or similar continuous improvement) environment.
* Experience supervising within a cultural and language diverse organization
* Possesses high levels of: critical thinking, coordination, instructing, complex problem solving, equipment selection, quality control analysis, trouble shooting, judgment and decision making, time management, originality, leadership, attention to detail, confidentiality, and flexibility.
* Prior experience with Root-Cause analysis and Value-Stream Mapping.
* Demonstrable experience leading Kaizen events
* Demonstrated knowledge of SDS
* First responder, Spills, and Lead-Safety awareness training certifications are desired
* Basic, but solid, mathematic skills
* Experience researching new equipment opportunities for increased productivity
* Demonstrated understanding of product movement and warehousing operations
* Experience with sprayed paints/lacquers/powder coatings as well as metal etching a PLUS
* Experience in residential light fixture assembly/manufacturing a PLUS

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The associate must be able to frequently move, lift or carry heavy objects or materials up to 50 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and color vision.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Work Conditions:

Work is performed in a manufacturing setting. There may be exposure to flying particles and airborne particles, chemicals, fumes, flammable materials, dirt, grease, and electrical equipment (Personal Protective Equipment provided). May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to humid, hot, or cold conditions.

Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen -- Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.
Williams-Sonoma Inc.
Full time
Portland, OR 97086, US