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Production Supervisor - Kirksville, MO & Springfield, MO

The Production Supervisor is a member of the plant leadership team and plays a key role in providing management and leadership to deliver business results and operational improvements. Under direction of the Business Unit Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day manufacturing operations for an assigned area and shift.
Shift schedule is a 4 day on 4 day off rotating shift from 3am to 3pm.

Primary Responsibilities
This role has responsibility to achieve productivity, efficiency, customer service, cost, quality, safety and employee engagement objectives through both individual and team contributions. Provides direction, leadership, development and support to direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on-the-job assignments and continuous improvement projects and initiatives.  Develops, implements and promotes safety programs and safe work practices through involvement in plant safety teams, programs and initiatives. Promotes sound employee & labor relations within the department by developing and maintaining an effective organization with qualified personnel. Develops, promotes, and supports continuous improvement and other cross-functional initiatives.  
  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Food Science, Engineering or related field is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in supervisor role preferred
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Ability to lead, motivate and mentor large teams of hourly associates is required
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical/critical thinking
  • Strong accountability, consistency and follow-through skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide array of plant personnel ranging from hourly employees to senior management

Plant Overview:
  • 900 Employees
  • Non-Union
  • Produces Oscar Mayer Cold cuts – Round and Square (Ham, White Turkey, Bologna, Cotto Salami)

Community Overview:

Welcome to our Kirksville, MO community! The City of Kirksville is nestled in the Northeast corner of Missouri. The city population is approximately 18,000 and is home to some of the country’s best agricultural areas. We offer a low cost of living, great schools, a strong housing market, and the home to two University’s (ATSU and Truman).

The Kirksville factory can offer you a great introductory point to jump start your career. As a Lighthouse Factory we can offer a strong foundation to learn the ropes of Kraft Heinz and allow you to grow your career, either within Kirksville factory or one of our 32 other factories located around the US.


Kirksville Plant