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Bongards' Creameries Production Supervisor in Cologne, Minnesota

Description We're looking for dedicated, inspired people who care about unsurpassed quality and doing great things as a team. People who have a passion for problem-solving and making an impact where they work. People who thrive in an environment where they're empowered, respected, and rewarded-in a culture that's entrepreneurial and responsive, where employees have a voice. That's how innovation happens. "The culture is honest, driven, innovative, and ethical. Everyone strives for continuous improvement." Innovation is the key ingredient that has fueled Bongards' continuous growth and success since 1908 when a handful of forward-thinking farmers launched a small cooperative creamery. Today, Bongards processes millions of pounds of milk per day and is among the largest dairy co-ops in the U.S. But we've stayed true to our farmer-owned roots. That way we can ensure the best quality possible at every step of the manufacturingprocess. The Company Bongards Premium Cheese is a vertically integrated Coop and leader of natural, processed, and whey products in the Foodservice, Retail, C-store, and Manufacturing segment. We operate several food processing facilities in the US. Our customers in Foodservice are comprised of large national restaurant chain operators, regional chains, K12, and both national and regional foodservice distributors. Our Retail and C-store customers are comprised of primarily large national and regional retailers and warehouse clubs. Our manufacturing customers are comprised of large branded manufacturers of retail and foodservice products. The customers from these channels are attracted to working with Bongards Premium Cheese because of our demonstrated leadership in delivering innovative products, integrity, operational excellence, food safety, and risk management. The Position Bongards Premium Cheese is looking for dedicated, dynamic, and experienced operations professional to serve as an Overnight Production Supervisor. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Overall responsible for plant operations on Overnight shift to ensure that all production, safety, and quality goals are met. Ensure the highest standards of quality, product safety, and employee safety are maintained at all times in the facility. Attend production, safety, and quality meetings as required to meet overall business goals. Partner with Human Resources on talent management, performance reviews, and talent acquisition. Maintain the facility in an audit-ready state for customers or regulatory agencies. Required Qualifications Must have at least 3 years of food manufacturing experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity and must possess general knowledge of manufacturing processes. Ability to interact with integrity and a high level of professionalism with all levels of employees and management. Ability to assess issues, make quick decisions, implement solutions, and influence change. Strong project management skills. Professional presentation skills. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience in Food Processing Industry. Bachelor's Degree in Business or Operations Management. Working Conditions: Office in a food manufacturing environment, some office setting. Extended periods of sitting, standing, and typing on a computer are required. Light lifting may be required, up to 50 pounds. Willing to travel about 10% of the time. Willing to work occasional evenings or weekends as business needs require. Just ask the people who work for Bongards now and they'll tell you that everyone in every function has a true passion for producing safe, high-quality dairy products. That's what creates the culture of growth and success that you'll find at Bongards. When a great team of committed people strives for continuous improvement, opportunities for individual growth will follow. Bongards history of success is proof of that. If this sound