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Flexographic Printing Production Supervisor; 3rd Shift in Chesapeake, VA at Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Job Description

Calling all Production Shift Supervisors!  Multi-Color Corporation, a Global Industry Leader in Label Solutions, is seeking a Supervisory Professional for third shift!   Chesapeake is calling!

Are you production savvy and people friendly?  If you are a leader who is a good listener, engaging with change agent capabilities and committed to an environment focused on safety and quality where customer service is paramount, we need to have a conversation. 

WHY JOIN Multi-Color Corporation?

Multi-Color Corporation is a growth-company offering the latest in flexographic print technologies. We believe that people are our greatest asset and one of our most important competitive advantages. That’s why we recruit only highly motivated and focused individuals.

We are a Global Award-Winning Label Solutions Provider. You can see our premium labels everywhere; from home/healthcare products to fine wine. Our purpose is to deliver the world's best label solutions that help our customers build their brands, while adding value to our associates, our shareholders, and the communities in which we operate.

Our associates operate creatively within a framework of shared values and business goals. We believe our associates are at the very heart of our success. Our associates are involved in company and community initiatives and lead teams of focus groups to carry out those initiatives. The voice of our associates is heard loud and clear.

Want to learn more about us, our technologies and our successful operations? Check us out at or search “Multi-Color” on Facebook to get an insider’s view of our plant culture.

Now that you know a bit about us, let’s get to know you. If you share our vision and believe that you could contribute to the success of our organization, we look forward to hearing from you!

Position Overview:

The Production Shift Supervisor leads and supervises assigned production operations with responsibility for productivity, quality, safety, housekeeping, continuous improvement, employee management, engagement and development. Shift Supervisors with exceptional performance will have exposure and development opportunities for growth within the organization.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Safety: Support all aspects of personal and Plant Safety. Model a sense of self responsibility for safety among associates. Exhibit a safety-first attitude in all that is done, from proper PPE compliance to keeping the work environment safe and hazard-free. Participate as an active member or leader of a Safety team. Compliance with all workplace and product safety standards and procedures is required.
  • Financial: Understand key financial drivers of the plant. Help establish and achieve the approved budget of the Plant, including developing and providing justification for the capital expenditures budget of the Plant. Manage inventory, supplies, overtime, etc. Analyze and improve associates and/or operations where noteworthy job variances may exist through lean processes, coaching employees, etc.
  • Leadership: Continually improve leadership and management skills. Lead and engage team; drive for understanding of KPIs and ensure results which support plant goals and KPIs. Drive engagement and accountability as a leader in the plant.
  • Customer Relationship: Promote a customer-centered culture at the plant, including customer sales visits, assuring on-time deliveries of a quality product, and supporting the development of new products and technologies
  • Technical Knowledge: Develop and continually improve technical knowledge of processes in order to continually improve and problem solve. Utilize and report results with Order Management System (Radius).
  • Continuous Improvement: Promote a culture of relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and lean practices, focused and data based.
  • People: Build a high performing team to instill ownership of production objectives through selection, performance assessments, training, and development of associates. Support and enforce plant guidelines. Administer discipline when necessary. Drive engagement and accountability.
  • Quality: Optimize the production process to assure that quality is built-in, not inspected in. Quality levels must meet plant requirements. Support quality initiatives and corrective actions to drive a culture that supports our Quality Statement and helps employees learn and improve. Comply with quality assurance specifications of the customer and MCC including but not limited to handling procedures, paperwork requirements, etc. Compliance with all data integrity, product safety, and GMP standards required.
  • Capacity Rationalization: Manage the capacity of the manufacturing processes and scheduling of associates to meet fluctuating customer demands.
  • Values: Model the Corporate Values – Creativity, Achievement, Passion, Perseverance, and Integrity – including instilling a high performance, people-driven culture, providing high expectations and high support.

Job Requirements

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Education and Training – High School Diploma or GED. Associate’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Business, etc. strongly preferred. Minimum three years Printing Industry experience.
  • Qualifications – Production experience required; relevant industry experience preferred, with proven ability to run a manufacturing operation. Lean manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Computer Skills – Proficient with Microsoft Applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Capacity to learn business information systems.
  • Communications – Strong communicator both verbal and written within all levels of management and production employees.
  • Reasoning Ability – Rational, logical, fact-driven decision making. Proven ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, make recommendations and present findings. Strong math and measurement skills required.
  • Physical Demands – Ability to safely lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs., 50 feet in distance frequently; more weight in shorter distance may occasionally be required. Must be able to safely move about in safety-sensitive manufacturing environment. Must be able to work on and near fast moving equipment with sharp objects, using hazardous chemicals, quality viewing systems, and exposure to strobe lights.
  • Supervisory Abilities – Proven experience leading, managing, supervising and developing others. Ability to relate to employees at all levels of the organization, including diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Other – Some travel to customer sites, vendors and other facilities may be required.
  • Qualities – Candidate must exhibit the following:
    • High level of accuracy, strong attention to detail and follow-through; excellent interpersonal skills
    • Candidate must be a self-starter with strong organizational and planning skills
    • Assertive and solution-focused
    • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
    • Positive attitude, team player

We are an EOE, and Drug-Free workplace. All finalist candidates will be required to pass certain pre-employment requirements.


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