Newell Brands Production Supervisor - WoodWick in Lynchburg, Virginia

Position Title: Production Supervisor - WoodWick

Shift: 2nd Shift 3:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Location: Forest, VA/Dillard

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Summary:

The Production Supervisor ensures that production of products meets or exceeds efficiency and company quality standards. In addition, the Production Supervisor ensures that facilities and processes conform to quality standards by managing Quality Systems and documents


· Supervises employees/line leaders in the candles, diffusers, post-

production product to ensure safety, quality and productivity

· Follow daily work orders to assure that demands are met

· Oversees Lines leaders and lead personnel to direct production team in

achievement of goals

· Implement company policies guidelines for operations and safety

· Lead, supervise and motivate a team of operators to meet quality

standards and production output

· Ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures in all manufacturing

operations and activities

· Assist production director in daily production activities and manpower


· Participate in new product transfer activities

· Be part of the working committee in 5S, Lean Manufacturing and

continuous improvement initiatives

· Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs


· Bachelor’s degree or technical school background is preferred

· 5years related experience with at least 3 years supervisory experience, preferably of production staff

· Experience in Line Balancing, SPC (Statistical Process Control), Quality Assurance and Inventory management

· Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing basics (Minimum: 5 "S", visual factory, VSM (Value Stream Mapping, theory of constraints, one piece flow, etc.)

· Understanding and processing computer driven reports: Adonix system preferred; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

· Have no sensitivity to concentrated scents/ fragrance fumes

· Some heavy lifting required

· Overtime and weekends as needed

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington,WoodWick and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.