KIK Custom Products

  • Production Supervisor

    Job Location US-GA-Conyers
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 4:13 PM)
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  • Overview

    As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

    KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.


    The Production Supervisor will be a key member of the Plant Management team. The responsibilities include achieving adherence of daily packaging line schedule, including production line standard rates, labor efficiencies, product quality, overall Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP/Housekeeping) and employee safety. Additional accountabilities for this role are shift’s overall preparation to run, including coordination of line mechanical set-ups, product supply from compounding, material supply from leads and warehousing that meets scheduled line start-up. This individual MUST be outgoing, high energy, and technically talented with strong leadership skills and abilities. Strengths must include communication, coaching, and mentoring skills, and the ability to promote enhanced employee relations. This role is based at the Conyers, Georgia manufacturing facility.



    Essential Job Functions


    • Responsible for supervising activities of production lines to achieve production rates that meet or exceed standards (including efficient changeovers)
    • Responsible for the training and performance management of team members to ensure that each line is staffed with qualified and motivated individuals
    • Ensure the identification of product quality problems and implementation of corrective actions
    • Utilize theory of constraints or lean manufacturing techniques to evaluate and manage production counts, machine speeds, scrap and downtime to drive reliability to desired levels
    • Record and report accurate production counts, machine speeds, scrap counts, line down time, and other data as directed by Production Manager
    • Ensure adequate supply of materials (skid tickets, skid records, gloves) (staging and de-staging)
    • Responsible for using correct product labor/speed standard
    • Enforce all GMP’s, Safety and Environmental regulations as well as company policies
    • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of paperwork
    • Able to meet deadlines to deliver production requirements (Flexible work schedule)
    • Must be driven with a desire to progress through promotion
    • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned.


    Forge relationships with business partners throughout the site. Communicate well and clearly, taking the time to understand manufacturing processes



    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred
    • 3 - 5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment (beverage, food, plastic)
    • Experience with chemical production and/or filling lines
    • Experienced with mechanical preventative maintenance systems
    • Packaging production supervision is an asset
    • Customer focused; Must be flexible in dealing with others in the organization, and with work assignments/projects.
    • Good problem solving skills, strong Leadership abilities.
    • Strong computer skills in the use of Excel (intermediate user i.e. spreadsheet set up, basic formulas, labeling sorting data, filtering through data, pivot tables) and MicroSoft Word.
    • Awareness of Industrial Safety Issues.
    • Must be able to demonstrate clear understanding and utilization of Lean Manufacturing Principles, 5s and Continuous Improvement Projects.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organizational skills.


    A Career with KIK Offers:

    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    Accommodation available upon request.

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