Lead Production Supervisor



People & HR, Operations
Kankakee, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

The Lead Production Supervisor provides leadership and technical guidance for Supervisors and Union Production Operators.


  • Provides key leadership, communication, and organizational management of both non-exempt and exempt personnel including Supervisors and Union employees.
  • Hires, develops and coaches employees in order to ensure optimal level of performance by all manufacturing personnel.
  • Ensures prospective candidates, who are hired into the business, align with the strategic direction of the manufacturing organization. Fosters a learning organization that exhibits leadership, personal accountability and a strong sense of purpose and urgency.
  • Commits to employee feedback and developmental processes through a communication plan, mentoring, technical acumen and leadership development.
  • Advises department management on matters relating to daily operations and recommends improvements when feasible.
  • Ensures adherence to production schedules, while holding Supervisors and teams responsible for compliance with all safety and quality regulations. Ensures appropriate levels of trained resources are available to meet scheduled attainment objectives.
  • Responsible for assuring compliance with all regulatory requirements – FDA, OSHA, OFCCP, EPA, etc.
  • Follows to all environmental, health and safety SOPs, equipment, policies and procedures, including any department-specific requirements.
  • Ensures inspection readiness of all manufacturing areas. Participates in inspections conducted by external/internal regulators and ensures the success of departmental audits.
  • Responsible for “on-time” completion of investigations, CAPA’s for major and critical deviations.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all manufacturing management tools/systems and documentation (e.g., SOP’s, OJT’s).
  • Partners with Manufacturing and Engineering to troubleshoot and foster the resolution of process issues by continuously and proactively driving projects to improve manufacturing processes.
  • Ensures consistency in the adherence of personnel policy administration for union and non-union employees including attendance control and Disciplinary Policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science or Industry Related Experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in manufacturing and with a progressive experience leading to a management position. Pharmaceutical or medical industry a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience - in a regulated industry is preferred. Union environment preferred.
  • Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of applied pharmaceutical including cGMPs in a commercial manufacturing environment.
  • Strong Communication skills – ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work autonomously manages time effectively and delivers results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to become certified to work in cleanrooms for the purpose of aseptic filling. The cleanroom manufacturing environment requires personnel with good personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills – experience in leading a high performing manufacturing team in a fast paced, regulated, discrete batch environment.
  • Strong Communication skills.
  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing skills a plus.

Different qualifications or responsibilities may apply based on local legal and/or educational requirements. Refer to local job documentation where applicable.

Our Benefits

CSL employees that work at least 30 hours per week are eligible for benefits effective day 1. We are committed to the wellbeing of our employees and their loved ones. CSL offers resources and benefits, from health care to financial protection, so you can focus on doing work that matters. Our benefits are designed to support the needs of our employees at every stage of their life. Whether you are considering starting a family, need help paying for emergency back up care or summer camp, looking for mental health resources, planning for your financial future, or supporting your favorite charity with a matching contribution, CSL has many benefits to help achieve your goals.

Please take the time to review our benefits site to see what’s available to you as a CSL employee.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global leader in developing and delivering high-quality medicines that treat people with rare and serious diseases. Our treatments offer promise for people in more than 100 countries living with conditions in the immunology, hematology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, and transplant therapeutic areas. Learn more about CSL Behring.

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