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 Line Production Supervisor
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: November 13, 2017
Job Location:
Toronto, ON
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Job Description

With our portfolio of global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate and Trident gum, we’re the world’s #1 in biscuits and candy, and #2 in chocolate and gum. We’re Mondelēz International, a snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries, with approximately 90,000 employees globally and our brands are marketed in around 165 countries.

Our purpose and vision is to create more MOMENTS OF JOY by building the BEST SNACKING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.

As part of Manufacturing, you’ll use your skills, our systems and a wide array of raw materials to help create the delicious finished products our consumers love. While taking ownership in your area of work, you’ll also ensure the safety of yourself and your colleagues while producing our top-quality products reliably and efficiently within our integrated supply chain.

Job description

Reporting to the Line Manager and Process Engineer, the Line Leader is responsible for upholding excellence on a high speed production line in a food manufacturing environment. The Line Leader is responsible for supervising and working with operators on the line in order to meet production targets and uphold the highest quality standard.

Line Leaders are responsible for the day-to-day manufacturing operations on a designated line. The Line Leader provides leadership, direction, development, and support to line operators through empowerment, teamwork, on-the-job assignments, and continuous improvement initiatives. As a Line Leader, you will be responsible for the supervision of an hourly workforce, providing direction, leadership, and helping the development of your team members.

Line Leaders are the backbone of Mondelez. Without your dedication, hard work, positive attitude, and leadership, there is no product for the customer to enjoy.

Key Accountabilities

I. General

  • Provide information and direction to your team to achieve safety, cost, quality, delivery, and morale goals.
  • Ensure relevant OSHA regulations are fully complied with, including personal protective equipment, fall protection, forklift and hazard communication requirements.
  • Thoroughly investigate all accidents and complete accident report on the date of occurrence.
  • Follow and administer Quality Policies and Procedures including food safety, HAACP, POGS, traceability, and production hold investigations.
  • Maintain high standards of Good Manufacturing Practices and housekeeping in the department.
  • Drive to achieve the lowest cost. Achieve cost goals for line, shift, and facility.
  • Partner with maintenance personnel to improve efficiency and UPTIME in the line.
  • Ensure that all department employees are properly oriented and trained.
  • Evaluate performance and recommend areas of improvements as appropriate. Accountable for employee’s performance management, attendance tracking, training documentation, and coordination of overtime.
  • Lead the development of work practices that promote autonomy and accountability at all levels.
  • Support operators to troubleshoot equipment if an error is encountered
  • Participate in change-over and sanitation activities along with Line Operators
  • Facilitate the accurate assessment of performance and implementation of ideas.
  • Work across departments including production, continuous improvement, maintenance, quality, and finance in order to ensure process sustainability tools are understood and utilized regularly, with a focus on employee understanding and application of these tools.
  • Ensure that mixing, forming, baking, and packaging processes are aligned to drive process and product sustainability.
  • Develop and update these process sustainability tools as needed, with an emphasis on enabling process owners to own tools in their respective areas.
  • Responsible for establishing ownership of document accuracy on the floor and the process to ensure they are updated and match team site documents.
  • Engage and coach employees on process sustainability best practices, including home settings, run rules, one point lessons, and deviation forms. Get feedback from employees on the floor on a regular basis to assess understanding and application of best practices. Adjust plans accordingly depending on employee feedback.
  • Participate as a member of a focus team and leverage process check information to improve process sustainability.
  • Evaluate and assess employees to determine training needs and develop employees to improve their knowledge and application of process sustainability tools (e.g. home settings, run rules, deviation forms, checklists, and one point lessons).
  • Establish procedures for consistent start-up, shutdown, and clean-up of each process.
  • Partner with the continuous improvement department in order to develop strategic and tactical plan and ensure alignment with annual operational objectives.

II. Start-up Preparation and Implementation Period

  • Responsible for learning, implementing, and teaching our Integrated Lean Six Sigma (IL6S) operational culture in his/her team on the line.
  • Responsible for learning and improving skills based on equipment, tools, and systems as described on his/her skill matrix.
  • Responsible for driving his/her team to learn and improve their skills based on equipment, tools, and systems as described on their skill matrices.
  • Responsible for learning, reviewing, and implementing the Standard Operating Procedures for start-up, shut-down, and clean-up of equipment.
  • Responsible for creating, reviewing, and updating One Point Lessons to document learnings and train operators.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team during the different phases of the training program including on boarding, training at other Mondelez location, and vendors training.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team in the implementation of tools and systems of Integrated Lean Six Sigma on the line including 5S, safety maps, identification and correction of equipment defects, identification and correction of hard to reach areas and sources of contamination, implementation of center lines, definition and implementation of cleaning, inspection, and lubrication schedules.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team during the execution of the product trials plan on the line.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team during the execution of the commissioning, qualification, and, verification plan on the line.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team as a high performance team to deliver best in class results during the start-up of the line.
  • Responsible for supporting the Vertical Start-up team on other activities as needed by the business.

III. Production Period

  • Responsible for leading his/her team to run production on the line while ensuring that Safety, Quality, and Cost targets are met.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to follow all safety guidelines, good manufacturing practices, and quality systems by being the role model for his/her team to follow.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to use predefined centerlines in order to produce within product specifications.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to perform the predefined quality tests on the product and package while running production in order to guarantee compliance to our quality program.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to identify defects on equipment using abnormalities tags, correct the right type of defects, and communicate to the maintenance department the types of defects that can’t be corrected by operators in order to maintain the integrity of equipment and sustain production.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to perform on the equipment the predefined cleaning, inspection, and lubrication tasks as scheduled in order to maintain the integrity of the equipment and sustain production.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to perform the standard operating procedures for start-up, shut-down, and clean-up on the various equipment on the line.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to identify areas of opportunities for improvement, define action plans, and implement Kaizens.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team in increasing their troubleshooting skills and on the equipment and processes in order to promote the culture of autonomous operational teams.
  • Responsible for leading his/her team to perform all change over and sanitation procedures as predefined in order to complete them with the minimum possible downtime.


  • A 4-year BS/BA degree in engineering is preferred.
  • High school diploma is mandatory.
  • Minimum of 2-years of supervisory experience in manufacturing is required.
  • Prior technical experience in processing and packaging in food manufacturing is desired.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft word, excel, power point, and outlook is required.
  • Prior experience in lean six sigma is desired.
  • Exceptional English communication (verbal and written) required.
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and overtime as needed.
  • Must be flexible to travel to other sites within North America and Europe as part of their training program.

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to influence without authority is required.
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict management and fair management practices is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and provide direction to teams is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop teams is required.

Mondelez Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations for disabilities or other grounds protected by human rights legislation are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the employment selection process. If you are a person with a disability and have questions or would like help with your application, please contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing education and work history, in order to be considered for this position. All applicants will receive an email after submitting the first stage of the application. This email will include a link to return to the second stage of the application process. If you had previously submitted a resume, you will need to confirm/verify education and work history. For those that did not submit a resume, you will need to manually enter education and work history.


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