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Production Supervisor

Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Lincolnshire, UK, GB

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115046 

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Position Summary:

  • The primary role of the Production Supervisor is to oversee the daily production activities in the Plant and be the first point of contact for all Production Operatives and then report into the Site Leader.
  • The Production Supervisor is to work with the Operations Team and organise Production Operatives to ensure the optimised running of the plant and securing that the planned work schedule is achieved on a daily basis.
  • The Production Supervisor must motivate and encourage all employees to ensure the specified results and objectives are completed to a satisfactory standard, giving timely and constructive feedback to those underperforming. 
  • It is the Production Supervisors responsibility to register and report absenteeism, holidays, overtime and manning issues. Followed by liaising with the Logistics & Planning Manager to make sure all deliveries are achieved when planned.
  • It is the Production Supervisors duty to liaise with the Quality Department ensuring all MMUK Quality procedures are adhered to, guaranteeing the highest standard of quality is maintained.
  • The Production Supervisor will be required to highlight training needs of the workforce and work with the Planning Manager to make time for the training.
  • Maintain & report all Production KPI’s to the Site Leader.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Production team to achieve daily work schedule,
  • Constantly drive the productivity and resources within the production area,
  • Organise staff so tasks are achieved in a timely and cost effective manner,
  • Resolve any issues which may impact on the daily work schedule,
  • Control and monitor all production KPI’s reporting results to the Production Manager/Site Leader,
  • Liaise with the Logistics & Planning Manager and Purchasing Manager to ensure a suitable work schedule and material flow is available for all departments,
  • Organise and register holidays, absenteeism, overtime and other wage related tasks,
  • Implement training programs where required and maintain the skills matrix,
  • Ensure the Quality of all work is at the highest standard,
  • Ensure Health and Safety requirements are fully met and take appropriate action to notify/rectify any unsafe practices,
  • Coordinate infrastructure maintenance task with subcontractors and/or competent personal,
  • Assist the Production Manager/Site Leader in any given project assignment.



  • Previous supervisory experience in a similar environment.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Capable of handling multiple priorities to a specified deadline
  • Ability to train others


Additional requirements:

  • Requires knowledge about MS Office on user level
  • Knowledge of any Lean manufacturing tools is advantageous
  • Any previous Team Leader/Supervisory training


Desired Competencies:

  • Leadership (Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance):
    • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition.


  • Change Orientation (Better, faster and simpler way of doing things):
    • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs.


  • Collaboration (Connect, engage and communicate with others):
    • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships.
    • The ability to uphold the goals and culture of the organization.
    • The ability to understand the values of team members and to support them appropriately.
    • Working within high-performing teams in highly collaborative environments.
    • Build relationships with key internal and external customers based on trust and confidence.


  • Judgment (Make sound decisions):
    • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions
    • A high level of personal integrity when conducting the professional affairs of the organization and dealing with sensitive and confidential data relating to risk and cost.
    • More interested in business results than personal preferences, and in group rather than individual achievement.


  • Results-Driven (Deliver extraordinary results):
    • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence
    • A customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
    • Improved relationships among planners, sales, marketing and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
    • Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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