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Production Supervisor

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  On-Site
Office Location: 

Campos, BR

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4465

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Job Summary:

The Production Supervisor will play a crucial role in overseeing and coordinating daily manufacturing operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of production workers, ensuring adherence to quality standards, meeting production targets, and fostering a safe and efficient work environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership
    • Lead, motivate, and supervise a team of production workers.
    • Foster a positive and collaborative team culture.
    • Provide guidance and coaching to team members for skill development.


  • Production Planning and Scheduling:
    • Collaborate with the planning department to ensure production schedules are met.
    • Allocate resources effectively to achieve production targets.
    • Monitor production progress and adjust schedules as needed.


  • Quality Assurance:
    • Ensure compliance with quality control standards and regulatory standards.
    • Implement measures to minimize defects and rework.
    • Conduct regular quality checks and inspections (GMP, ISO standard and others)


  • Safety and Compliance:
    • Enforce and promote a safe working environment.
    • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies.
    • Conduct regular safety meetings and training sessions.
    • Support operators in the work permits, execute job safety analyses and sign-off high risk work permits for your unit.


  • Process Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency improvement.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Ensure that the appropriate root cause analysis tools are used to lead investigations.


  • Inventory Management:
    • Monitor and control raw material and finished goods inventory.
    • Collaborate to manage inventory levels effectively.


  • Equipment Maintenance:
    • Support maintenance activities to ensure equipment reliability.
    • Report and address any equipment malfunctions promptly.


  • Communication:
    • Maintain open communication with team members and other departments.
    • Provide regular updates on production status and key performance indicators.


  • Training and Development:
    • Identify training needs and coordinate training programs for team members.
    • Support the development of skills within the production team.


  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Maintain accurate production records and reports.
    • Generate reports on production metrics and key performance indicators.


  • Cost Management:
    • Implement cost-saving initiatives without compromising quality and safety.
    • Monitor and control production-related expenses.


Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferably Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering.
  • Proven experience in a production or manufacturing supervisory/coordination role.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality standards, and safety standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and their application in the production process
  • Candidate is required to be conversant in English to be able to liaise effectively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of chemical and/or biochemical engineering principles, processes, and methodologies is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Lean or Six Sigma principles is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 5S methodology is a plus
  • Process Safety Knowledge is a plus
  • Knowledge of Minitab and SAP is a plus


About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,457.9 million and has a workforce of over 2601 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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