Our client is a key player in the meat processing industry, specializing in the production of high-quality meat products for both domestic and international markets. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Production Supervisor to join our production team. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in meat product production.
- Minimum Qualification: Diploma
- Experience Level: Mid level
- Experience Length: 8 years
Our client is a key player in the meat processing industry, specializing in the production of high-quality meat products for both domestic and international markets. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Production Supervisor to join our production team. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in meat processing, a keen eye for detail, excellent leadership skills, and a deep understanding of industry regulations and standards.
Duties and responsibilities
· Supervision: Oversee and direct the daily operations of the meat processing team, providing guidance, instruction, and support to ensure efficient and effective production.
· Production Planning: Collaborate with management to develop production schedules, allocate resources, and prioritize tasks to meet production targets and customer demands. Ensure all product orders are produced on time in line with the production plan.
· Quality Control: Monitor product quality and implement quality-control programs to ensure products meet specified standards and regulatory requirements for the meat industry. Achieve quality standards for all products produced and shipped.
· Training and Development: Train new employees and provide ongoing training for existing staff to ensure a skilled and knowledgeable workforce proficient in meat processing techniques.
· Performance Evaluation: Conduct regular performance evaluations for the meat processing team, providing feedback and implementing strategies for performance improvement and skill development.
· Reporting: Generate regular reports on production activities to management for decision-making including output, quality, and any issues or concerns that may impact meat production and product quality.
· Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments such as maintenance, quality assurance, and supply chain to ensure smooth operations and effective communication across all stages of meat processing.
· Inventory Management: Monitor inventory levels, coordinate with the supply chain team, and ensure adequate stock levels are maintained for uninterrupted meat production. Monitor production inputs and outputs to minimize loss.
· Process Improvement: Continuously assess production processes, identify areas for improvement, and implement solutions to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and maintain high-quality standards in meat production
· Safety Compliance: Ensure that all production activities comply with health and safety regulations specific to the meat industry, identifying and addressing any potential safety hazards. Utilize staff and equipment in a manner that will not jeopardize safety or quality.
· Embrace change and engage others to adopt new processes, solutions, and plans while staying focused on goals and results.
· Ensure standards for product quality, equipment, and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production. Ensures fixed assets are preserved.
· Advise management on key aspects related to production.
· Ensure the availability of the relevant equipment, tools, and raw materials to support production capacity while initiating recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements to plant property as well.
· Perform other related and assigned duties as necessary.
Key Performance Indicators
Below are the key indicators that collectively demonstrate the effectiveness and competence of the meat production supervisor in managing the production process efficiently and ensuring the production of high-quality products.
- Production Efficiency: A capable meat production supervisor should be able to ensure that production processes are running smoothly, efficiently, and according to schedule. They should demonstrate the ability to optimize production processes, minimize downtime, and meet production targets consistently.
- Quality Control: A strong emphasis on maintaining high product quality is essential. A skilled supervisor should monitor product quality at every stage of production, ensuring that all products meet industry standards and regulatory requirements for safety and quality.
- Team Management: Effective leadership and team management skills are crucial. A proficient supervisor should be able to motivate and lead the production team, encourage a positive work culture, and foster a productive and cohesive team environment.
- Safety Compliance: Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations is imperative in the meat industry. A competent supervisor should prioritize the safety of the workforce and adhere to all safety protocols, promoting a safe working environment for all employees.
- Inventory Management: The ability to manage inventory efficiently is key. This includes monitoring stock levels, minimizing wastage, and ensuring that the production process is well-coordinated with the company's inventory requirements.
- Problem Solving: A strong meat production supervisor should be adept at identifying and resolving issues that arise during the production process promptly. This involves having a quick and effective problem-solving approach to ensure minimal disruptions and maintain a smooth workflow.
- Communication Skills: Effective communication, both with the production team and upper management, is essential. A proficient supervisor should be able to communicate production goals, requirements, and any challenges effectively, fostering clear communication channels within the team.
- Adherence to Industry Standards: Keeping up with the latest industry trends, technologies, and standards is crucial. A competent supervisor should be well-informed about industry developments, ensuring that the production process aligns with the best practices and meets all regulatory requirements.
- Continuous Improvement: A capable supervisor should be dedicated to improving production processes continually. This involves implementing strategies for enhancing efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing resources, thereby contributing to the overall growth and development of the production department.
- Performance Evaluation: Regularly assessing the performance of the production team and providing constructive feedback for improvement is important. A competent supervisor should be able to identify training needs and opportunities for professional development within the team.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Food Science & Technology or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
- ISO Trained in FSMS 22000, QMS.
· Experience in pork & and beef products is a must.
- Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
· At least 8 years of meat processing and packing industry and 4 of those should be in a supervisory or managerial position.
- Must have exceptional planning and organizational skills.
- Proven experience in meat processing supervision or a similar role, with a deep understanding of meat processing techniques and standards.
- Strong leadership and team-building skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing production team.
- Knowledge of health and safety regulations specific to the meat industry and compliance standards.
- Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities in the context of meat processing operations.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills for fostering a collaborative work environment within the meat processing team.
- Proficiency in relevant software applications for production management and reporting within the meat industry.
· Working knowledge and practical use of a computer to communicate, research, analyze data and present information.
All applicants must be able to obtain a current certificate of good conduct and a current medical certificate.
Method of Application
If you meet the minimum requirements for the positions advertised above, please submit your application, including your CV, copies of certificates, contact information for at least three referees, and testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org
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