Production Supervisor

Operations | Morton Grove, IL, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: Plan, direct and coordinate all activities in a designated  manufacturing area to optimize manufacturing goals and objectives of throughput, inventory and operating expense.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Drives day to day improvements in safety programs with goal of reaching zero recordable injuries.
  • Mentor, coach and assist Team Leads on a daily basis
  • Administer all discipline to hourly work force
  • Assist with meeting customer expectation by achieving high levels of on time delivery performance with low quality rejects
  • Responsible for driving year over year productivity improvement in labor spending and overhead spending by relentlessly focusing on the process
  • Clearly communicates team member performance expectations, measures production hourly in order to identify roadblocks and improvement needs.  Addresses poor performers and team development needs, while celebrating successes with the team.
  • Assists with the development and execution of the annual business plan to meet expectation of year to year operational improvements.
  • Able and willing to live Xylem core values on a day to day basis
  • Approve manpower requirements to achieve desired customer service and inventory levels
  • Utilizes rough cut capacity planning to ensure proper manning levels and necessary equipment is available
  • Responsible for meeting inventory turn performance goals and adjusting as indicated by results
  • Able to communicate and work with other functional groups (finance, customer service, engineering, human resources, and procurement) in the plant to assure business goals are met. Assists with the development and execution of the annual business plan to meet expectation of year of year operational improvements

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • 5 -7 years operational experience
  • 3-5  years Leadership experience (shop floor supervisory experience)
  • Current computer skills (Microsoft Office, Visio, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including ability to effectively coach, motivate, empower, develop and evaluate employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of external and internal customers.
  • Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong bias for action, and effective change agent.
  • Proficiency in managing and facilitating teams through problem solving and conflict resolutions.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in working with union
  • Prior supervisory experience

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Ability to work and stand for long periods of time
  • Plant manufacturing floor
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40+
  • Travel requirement: Less than 10%

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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