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The Estee Lauder Companies Production Supervisor in Blaine, Minnesota

Production Supervisor

Brand: Aveda


Position Summary:

Oversee the filling and assembly departments. Directly supervise filling and assembly activities and personnel in a manner consistent with manufacturing department goals and objectives.

Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.

Each Aveda employee will actively participate in the Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program and is required to follow all safety practices and procedures.

Description of responsibilities in their order of importance:

  • Indicates a primary function

  • Indicates a secondary function

  1. Effectively train and support the filling and assembly staff

Key goal: Maintain a staff of employees that are effectively trained on executing all procedures, policies and processes

  • Identify skill requirements for all filling and assembly department positions

  • Implement training plans for each department employee

  • Work directly with the staff and teach any identified training needs

  • Utilize the training coordinator to document completed training

  • Communicate performance expectations and provide constructive feedback

  • Hire and promote employees based on identified skill requirements

  • Conduct and administer performance appraisals and address employee relation issues

  • Conduct group informational meetings with the staff

  1. Organize and maintain a safe work environment

Key goal: Eliminate accidents and continuously improve ergonomics

  • Ensure employees adhere to established safe work practices

  • Ensure employees utilize proper ergonomic related equipment

  • Identify and implement programs to reduce workplace injuries

  • Document any necessary safety related issues

  1. Organize and maintain a quality / caring work environment

Key goal: Produce product that meets all quality expectations and eliminate rejections

  • Verify all product quality standards are maintained and documented

  • Analyze causes of quality challenges and institute corrective action as necessary

  • Enforce manufacturing procedures

  • Coordinate efforts with QA, Maintenance and Temporary service to ensure safety, quality and efficiency on the production lines

  • Document any necessary quality related issues.

  1. Effectively utilize line equipment, materials and labor resources

Key goal: Verify routings and consistently produce to standard cost

  • Provide assistance in startup, operation, changeover and troubleshooting of multiple lines

  • Verify all line efficiency goals are being maintained and documented

  • Identify sources of material loss and implement reduction programs

  1. Organize and execute the daily production schedule

Key goal: Complete all production runs on schedule

  • Ensure accurate production reporting

  • Interact with the temp agency representative regarding staffing needs

  • Schedule filling and assembly department equipment and workflow based on available capacity in compounding, filling and assembly

  • Determine labor requirements necessary to achieve the daily schedule

  • Effectively transition accurate information between shifts

  1. Miscellaneous
  • Actively participate in pilot and line trial runs

  • Provide relief coverage for the Filling Manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education: Two years college or technical school or a minimum one year in manufacturing supervision or technical support role

Essential Skills / Competencies:

Leadership and motivation Effective communication skills

Innovation and creativity Attention to detail

Management of multiple activities Mechanical aptitude

Problem solving / troubleshooting Computer literacy

Important Skills / Competencies:

Effective written communication Good manufacturing practices

Filling process and equipment knowledge financial budgeting and analysis

Job: Manufacturing - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

Job Number: 2210930

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact