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Food Production Supervisor, LA 24 views

Long Beach, CA

Who we are
Founded in 2013, Thistle is an early-stage food-tech startup empowering our customers to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. We deliver delicious, organic, healthy, plant-forward meals, cold-pressed juices, and snacks to customers on the West Coast at the elusive intersection of convenience, health, and sustainability.
We don’t want to be just another food delivery startup. Our focus is on the health and happiness of our customers, and we are revolutionizing how fresh, nutritious, high-quality food is purchased, manufactured, and delivered at scale. Thistle is headquartered in San Francisco and we are backed by some amazing investors in the Bay Area and beyond.
About the role
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating production and fulfillment operations ensuring that our direct-to-consumer quality products are prepared for delivery to our customers.  The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader, has a roll-up your sleeves approach, has a positive attitude, works to empower and motivate their team, and thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment.  
Thistle is expanding rapidly and this role will directly contribute to defining and executing our path forward and our future success as a company.  The Production Supervisor will have the opportunity to build, train, and develop a team while also collaborating with management on improving operations.
What you’ll do

Supervising Production Operations

  • Supervise, train, and coach the production team regarding attendance and productivity performance, ensuring successful production operations
  • Coordinate required staff and schedules for production activities accounting for callouts, emergencies, etc. as they come up
  • Audit and approve timesheets and related information required for accurate payroll for team members
  • Reinforce structure for the team by helping to identify and establish new SOP’s and key metrics to evaluate team performance
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and People Operations to recruit and train additions to the team with a focus on retention
  • Be very hands-on and willing to “get your hands dirty” working alongside the team, and prioritizing tight deadlines
  • Safety & Departmental Compliance

  • Maintain accurate records and data pertaining to COVID-19 policy and Food Safety compliance
  • Ensure all OSHA standards are met and adhered to by all team members
  • Partner with management and People Operations to ensure compliance with organizational standards and policies related to labor laws including wages, hours, and working conditions
  • Provide critical feedback pertaining to safety and compliance to all reports on a consistent basis; identify and execute training needs
  • Proactively identify areas for improvement in equipment and team needs and collaborate with management on executing rapid solutions
  • Work cross-functionally with Production, Fulfillment, and Logistics to ensure proper receiving, handoffs, QA, and other organizational GMPs and standards
  • Ensure accuracy of manifests and documentation logs, and ensure all team members understand their functionalities
  • Perform consistent production area audits and conduct regular shift meetings to ensure compliance with GMP, Food Safety, and safety regulations
  • What you’ll bring

  • 2+ years’ experience in manufacturing or production with at least 2+ years of supervisory experience required; food manufacturing experience preferred
  • A people-oriented approach focused on support and fairness for the team
  • Hands-on experience troubleshooting and managing facilities maintenance; basic skills to make emergency repairs
  • Solid working knowledge of OSHA and organizational compliance standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must be a team player with an interest in continuously learning leadership development skills
  • A dynamic personality with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, maintaining grace under pressure
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, tasks, and responsibilities
  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail, quality of service and product, and our company mission and values
  • Tech-savvy approach with everyday tasks and communication; comfortable with G-Suite (specifically Google Sheets), and Slack
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  • What to expect

  • The person in this role will be empowered to bring new innovative concepts to life on an ongoing basis
  • This is a “hands-on” role and will require a physical presence in our facility while maintaining direct accountability and understanding of production operations
  • The schedule will be dictated by the needs of the team and operations; the person in this role should expect to work nights and weekends as Thistle primarily delivers on Sunday evening/nights, early Monday mornings, Wednesday evening/nights, and early Thursday mornings
  • The person in this role will need to be comfortable with a physically demanding position with the ability to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, reach, and lift up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally; willingness to work in a refrigerated environment (35-40 degrees) is required
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we’ll do our best and most impactful work when we feel we’re represented and we belong. We’re proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  You can get some deeper insight into how we approach DEI, along with some statistics on the internal demographics of the company and leadership team, here:

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    • Company Address San Francisco, CA, USA
    • City San Francisco
    • Location California
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