The Estee Lauder Companies Production Supervisor - Night Shift (Contract) in Markham, Ontario

Production Supervisor - Night Shift (Contract)

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


Oversee the daily activities for the Production area. Train, coach and motivate staff to ensure good morale as well as a high level of productivity. Maintain an accurate staffing level to facilitate production needs. Implement initiatives aimed at improving processes, safety, and efficiencies while achieving cost reductions.


  • Performance monitoring and evaluation of all employees, to include corrective counseling, new hires and termination.

  • Effectively communicate with employees and other shift key personnel.

  • Oversee workflow based on weekly schedule and collaborate with the scheduler in determining both staffing requirements and the finite schedule.

  • Develop, implement and manage departmental goals and objectives.

  • Work internally and with other departments to ensure an ongoing Continuous Improvement Program.

  • Engage the workforce and implement/maintain lean tools (5S, SMED, Value Stream mapping, OEE, etc.) in support of the LEAN initiative.

  • Work closely with the Health and Safety Committee and GMP staff ensuring that all processes and work areas are compliant throughout the Production areas.

  • Work with Production Engineering to ensure set-ups and changeovers are completed in a timely manner.

  • Monitor and achieve departmental targets such as T.I.R, OEE, Quality, Labour and Material Variance, Cycle Time. Address shortfalls

  • Maintain Inventory Accuracy and address discrepancies.

  • Increase productivity, labour variance and quality through Process Improvement based on current acceptable standards.

  • Work with and support New Product Initiatives to meet launch dates.

  • Provide a level of service to internal customers consistent with corporate objectives.

  • Orientation and training of new employees, development and monitoring of individual employee goals.

  • Complete performance reviews.

  • Organize work flow based on weekly schedule

  • Resolve manufacturing issues resulting from human error, equipment failure, product/component quality, and schedule changes.

  • Coordinate cycle count process, including review of variance reports, development of corrective action plans.

  • Daily attendance, employee information forms, vacation planning, payroll exception reports, weekly production reports.

  • Ensure compliance with: personal protective equipment guidelines, appropriate lockout/tag out procedures, emergency response procedures, WHMIS requirements, and ergonomic programs.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Management.


Education: College Diploma (minimum), University Degree preferred

Experience: Previous Supervisory experience preferred


  • Experience in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or food industries

  • Strong mechanical aptitude, equipment and process knowledge

  • Good organizational skills, excellent problem solving and communication skills

  • Computer literate in MS word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & E-mail. SAP experience an asset

  • Experience leading and growing a team an asset

  • Proven use of LEAN tools and initiatives

 Six Sigma Green belt an asset

  • Flexible to work any shift

Job: Manufacturing / Operations / Packaging

Primary Location: Americas-CA-ON-Markham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 3rd (Night) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 162119