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2nd Shift - Production Supervisor

Misfits Market

Misfits Market

People & HR, Operations
Northlake, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Misfits Market is a mission-driven, high-growth startup dedicated to reducing food waste and making shopping for sustainable, high-quality groceries easier and more affordable. We deliver organic produce, high-quality meats and seafood, plant-based proteins, dairy, bakery, wine, and other grocery items to nearly every zip code in 48 states at up to 30 percent off traditional grocery store prices. In 2022, Misfits Market acquired sustainable e-grocer Imperfect Foods and now leverages its in-house transportation network to deliver directly to consumers with one of the most carbon-efficient grocery delivery models on the market. By tackling inefficiencies in the food system, our passionate and motivated team of problem solvers helps save an average of 500,000 pounds of food per week from waste or lesser outcomes, with an all-time savings of 190+ million pounds of food.

As Misfits we support our customers and mission by embracing our core values of:

Prioritizing our Customers

Thinking Differently

Moving deliberately and quickly

Doing more with less

Respecting one another

Taking initiative and delivering

The Production Operations Supervisor will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations on the warehouse floor while being a supporter of change, growth, and development to a large team of individuals. They will be accountable for all aspects of production performance and will ensure that objectives are attained in an efficient and driven quality focused environment . They will manage scheduling, oversee daily operations reports, and increase production by providing leadership and developing strategic plans. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with an analytical mind, and agent of change, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

You will:

  • Develops a highly effective site leadership team, by applying high standards for selection and continued performance; establishes clear and stretching goals, communicates and delegates key responsibilities, and actively utilizes all performance, development, and career tools, to their full potential.
  • Prepare operating reports, establish KPIs, and provide value driven feedback, while continually meeting company goals and striving to drive the team to achieve success through daily performance.
  • Required to build a Safety-First culture and develop a highly motivated workforce; Identifies and eliminates potential sources of food safety risk. Responsible for delivering site environmental, health, & safety performance; works to exceed expectations for all internal & external audits. Ensures all legal compliance requirements, company safety procedures, and local and state health and safety regulations are met.
  • Hire and train new employees; serves as a positive role model of emotional intelligence and servant leadership. Drives positive employee relations and delivers sustainable results.
  • Create continuous improvement programs in key areas, such as: Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost & Customer Service, while developing direct reports. Improves upon the capabilities of all plant personnel.
  • Continuously improves site processes and technologies and oversees daily floor operations; stays current in new technological developments. Develops and executes addressing both short-term a long-term opportunity.
  • Champions continuous improvement efforts: implements and sustains manufacturing best practices/procedures and meets/exceeds relevant certifications / qualifications / requirements (for example, OSHA, AlB, GMP, HACCP, FSSC, and FDA).
  • Acts as liaison between plant personnel and corporate functions; builds solid relationships between these teams. Effectively communicates urgent issues both internal and external to the site, as needed and maintains all administrative records
  • Identifies issues quickly, develops action plans and coordinates team member activities, so that these issues are communicated upward, and dealt with quickly & effectively.
  • Must be competent in identifying root causes of issues and adept at developing and implementing corrective actions, to prevent problems from repeating. Analyze production metrics and data to determine areas to improve and prepare, analyze and issue production and performance reports
  • Develop strategies to increase productivity and production by implementing Lean & TPM across all site areas and elevate site performance; must also develop, deploy, & sustain Leader Standard Work, to ensure continued success of these efforts.

You are:

  • 5+ years plant operations experience
  • 5+ years manufacturing experience
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants
  • Able to lead root cause analysis investigations
  • Able to explain training material to our operating staff
  • Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting
  • Strong management skills with ability to supervise multiple teams
  • Strict adherence to company standards and safety procedures
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • Encouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and lead
  • Able to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Excellent conflict-resolution and decision-making abilities
  • Lean Six Sigma, PMP, TPM or other relevant certifications


  • Unlimited PTO
  • Multiple health, dental, and vision plan options
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Commuter benefits

Schedule: Sunday to Thursday 2pm to 11pm

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