San Fernando, California Department Leader, Ops (Softgel)

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  • Requisition Number R7153
  • 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.

Shift 6 (6pm to 6am)

The Department Supervisor, Operations (Night Shift 6) 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 NCCAP's working in partnership with Quality to drive root cause problem-solving with urgency. 

  • Generate, approve, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Job Instructions (JI) to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements. 

  • Engage, coach and inspire teams to perform their roles on the team at the highest level capable, fostering a continuous improvement mindset. 

  • Represent Softgels organization on key cross functional teams and initiatives to drive continuous improvement across Softgel department. 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile 

The ideal candidate demonstrates the ability to lead and coach teams to high-performance results. You will delegate and empower individuals while cross training the team. This person demonstrates managerial courage while driving production efficiencies. 

Critical Success Factors 

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

  • 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. 

  • A continuous improvement mindset that ensures corrective/preventative actions are effectively established for non-conformances and proactively recommends/implements improvements   

Capabilities & Skills Required 

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.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$81,488.00 - $122,283.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

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