Beverage Manufacturing Production Supervisor
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
10h ago


We are the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America. We combine production of retailer brands and contract manufacturing for branded beverage companies on an effective multiuser production platform that benefits from scale advantages and additional services.

Our production platform covers over 60 manufacturing sites in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico providing customers with close proximity and reliable service across geographies.

Our global supply chain expertise and local innovation capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages, manufactured to individual customer specifications and requirements.

The following are essential duties and responsibilities for this position :

  • Responsible for direct supervision and utilization of equipment, materials, and people on the production lines.
  • Adhere to all applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies, health and safety policies / procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the warehouse or production areas.
  • Responsible to adhere to food quality and food safety as per quality standards and / or Safe Quality Food requirements
  • Front line supervision of plant hourly employees to ensure production criteria is met without compromising quality or employee safety
  • Provide supervision and leadership to maximize plant efficiency and performance.
  • Conduct daily meetings with day and afternoon shift lead hands to identify and resolve issues.
  • Draft and post weekly employee schedules based on production requirements in accordance with the CBA
  • Liaison with the Maintenance Department to ensure, operational deficiencies are rectified in a timely manner
  • Liaison with the Quality Assurance Department to ensure quality is not compromised.
  • Liaison with the Shipping Department to ensure customer service level is maximized.
  • Daily walk through the plant including but not limited to the production area.
  • Ensure production personnel are maintaining good housekeeping practices and end of shift cleanup is conducted daily
  • Provides training and cross training to assure production schedules are met within budget, product specifications, quality requirements and safety standards.
  • Reviews, evaluates, counsels, disciplines and discharges employees as necessary to ensure department meets or exceeds productivity requirements
  • Evaluates and recommends improvements to product manufacturability
  • Back up to the operations Manager as required
  • Skills / Qualifications :

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, results oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proficient leadership and people management skills
  • Must be available for Shift Work
  • Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Food Science, Business or related discipline
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience within a manufacturing environment, preferably soft drinks.
  • SAP prior experience a strong asset
  • Working Conditions :

  • Physical -Continuously standing or walking. Regular requirements to lift / handle / carry material or equipment of moderate weight.
  • Visual / Sensory -This position requires regular need to give moderate attention with one or two senses at a time.
  • Mental Stress - Continuous requirement for decisive action. A firm and resolute attitude is required, especially with respect to the enforcement of and adherence to departmental operating procedures.
  • Competencies :

  • Decision Making & Judgment finds solutions that are acceptable to diverse groups; makes necessary decisions even when information is limited;
  • learns from consequences of decisions

  • People Management coaches others regardless of performance level; helps others identify key goals and use their talents to achieve those goals;
  • builds relationships; offers praise and recognition.

  • Leadership comfortable in leadership role; directs and guides others; inspires others; shares vision ; exhibits strength and confidence; shows courage
  • Ownership is eager to take ownership of responsibilities; can and does think independently to excel in role; takes ownership of challenges / doesn’t blame or be a victim
  • Results Focus exhibits commitment to goals and consistently delivers results; demonstrates personal initiative and independent motivation to achieve goals and objectives;
  • takes risks when necessary; undaunted by obstacles.

  • Communication relates well to people; builds rapport along all dimensions of organization; resolves conflicts; provides clear directions and information.
  • Customer Focus understands and meets needs of customers and business partners; builds positive customer relationships.
  • Problem Solving breaks down problems and generates a range of solutions; thinks outside the box and uses ideas of others to help develop solutions;
  • takes action and evaluates results of actions.


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