Opelika, Alabama PHV Department Leader, Maintenance

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  • Requisition Number R2825
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Production Planning & Control
  • Location Opelika, Alabama


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

Department Leader, Ops  

Opelika, Alabama 

The overall responsibility of the Lead role is to inspire manufacturing operations to achieve timely daily, weekly, and monthly results in the areas of safety, quality, cost and reliability while meeting department schedule adherence and attainment goals. Models Pharmavite’s purpose, beliefs, and values for their employees by: embedding a first-time right mentality to reduce operational NCRs and reject/destruction costs, promoting robust root cause problem solving/CAPA development capability within their team, and meeting schedule adherence and attainment goals to deliver customer requirements. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and set the standard and tone for their team by modeling Pharmavite’s purpose, beliefs, and values and while driving meeting schedule adherence and attainment goals to deliver customer requirements while meeting deadlines.   

  • Ensure productivity, safety, housekeeping, and quality product goals are met/exceeded; coordinates daily scheduling with other departments to facilitate flow of materials and finished goods through the department. Monitors operations of shift while sustaining changes to ensure first time right mentality. 

  • Collaborate with Production Planning, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Distribution, HR, Tech Ops, Engineering, Planning, Operational Excellence and Receiving departments to expedite and facilitate flow of raw materials, compounds, bulk, and finished product through the department. Is the point person to communicate shop floor issues to the Operations Engineer. 

  • Investigate NCRs working in partnership with Quality to drive root cause problem-solving with urgency. 

  • Champion/coach teams on AM projects. 

  • Perform analysis of raw material usage and product yields to ensure we meet or exceed standards.  

  • Prioritize work to ensure customer, quality and safety needs are met and or exceeded, positively impacting production metrics.  

  • Ensure safe practices are being performed and unsafe behaviors and conditions are corrected. 

  • Provide technical support for staff for equipment and processes (trouble shoots and develops control techniques). 

  • Oversees and ensures operating expenditures in order to meet or exceed expectations. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 


 Ideal Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate has Requires minimum of four years’ experience in manufacturing/CPG, to include supervisory/leadership experience.  Specific experience in the department to which applied is preferred. 

Critical Success Factors 

You’ll be most successful in this role if you have:  

  • Competent knowledge of SOPs, cGMPs, within a CPG environment  

  • Experience working within a rapidly evolving environment, able to adjust to changing job requirements. 

  • Experiencing Leading and coaching AM projects. 

  • Experience performing auditing in areas related to cGMPs, Batch Record Accuracy and TPM requirements 

  • Good organizational, analytical, problem solving, oral and written communication skills. 

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, JD Edwards MRP, and Powerpoint preferred. 

  • Working knowledge in MRP, WMS, & radio frequency systems. 

  • A four-year degree or its equivalent combination of education/relevant work experience is required. 

 Capabilities & Skills Required 

In order to take on these challenges, you’ll need to have:   

  • A four year college or university degree is a plus. 

  • Requires minimum of four years’ experience in manufacturing/CPG, to include supervisory/leadership experience.   







Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Visit Pharmavite.net/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Where permitted by applicable law, as of December 1, 2021 all candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for all US-based jobs if not already employed by Pharmavite. Proof of vaccination will be required at hire. Pharmavite provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals who are employees or applicants for employment, in accordance with applicable law. For Alabama: vaxexemption.alabama.gov/Data/OrginalForm.pdf


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