San Fernando, California Department Supervisor Operations

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  • Requisition Number R3339
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Production Planning & Control
  • Location San Fernando, California


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, Operations 

San Fernando 

The Department Leader, Operations will 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 the 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 

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Lead and improve production efficiencies within the area to meet safety, quality and on-time delivery goals. Set the standard and tone for their team by modeling Pharmavite' s purpose, beliefs, and values.  

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

  • Collaborates with various departments to expedite and facilitate the flow of raw materials, compounds, bulk, and finished product through the department.  

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


Critical Success Factors 

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

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional environment 

  • a passion for technical and scientific processes 

  • have extensive formulation skills particularly in supplement or food.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with and motivate a diverse group of employees.  

  • Advanced ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of production problems. 

  • Ability to lead the delivery of required results in various areas, ensuring that succeeding shifts are set up for success. 

  • Strong prioritization, organizational, and delegation of operational tasks and duties. 

  • Experience in continuous improvement and lean methodologies. 

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

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience in manufacturing. 

  • Requires a minimum of four years experience in manufacturing to include supervisory/leadership experience. 

  • Experience in a Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) environment preferred.  

  • Six Sigma and or Lean/Continuous Improvement experience preferred. 

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

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


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 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.


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