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Brady Worldwide, Inc. Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) in Williamsville, New York

Job Description

Company Overview:

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady's products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2019, employed approximately 6,100 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady's fiscal 2019 sales were approximately $1.16 billion.

Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available at

Position: Supervisor, 2nd shift

Operating hours: 6 AM to 11:30 PM on 2 shifts

Direct reports include shift team leads, hourly Brady full time employees, and an hourly seasonal workforce deemed as necessary due to workload (approximately 30 people).

Position Overview: This role is responsible for managing the daily operation of multiple production cells. The supervisor may alternatively be responsible for the activities within the distribution and warehouse operations. This role is directly responsible for the team's daily safety, operational success, and meeting expectations for the quality and delivery targets of numerous product lines. Decisions in this role will be made in conjunction with an operations team including supply chain, production planning, and manufacturing engineer.

The Supervisor will also plan the development of employees, identify and eliminate knowledge/skill gaps, and strengthens overall team ability and redundancy.

The ideal candidate is results-driven and is well suited for working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where customer order volume and specifications continuously change. The ideal candidate has experience in both manufacturing and distribution and can confidently flex between these areas.

Position Duties and Responsibilities (includes but not limited to):

Assumes responsibility for safety, health and environmental compliance for the Department

Trained in the proper procedures for department, and can become subject matter expert to achieve trainer level for all processes and procedures

Oversees and is responsible for the output of quality materials, orders, and packages to customers, meeting the expectations and requirements of both internal and external customers

Communicates internal and external customer needs to the team, uses first-hand customer information for improvement in services, talks and acts with the customer in mind

Maintains effective relationships with all customers and gains their trust and respect and translates and communicate the customer needs and expectations

Insures a consistent measure of customer satisfaction for both our internal and external customers

Establishes and coordinates the activities of the team to achieve the Customer Service, Quality and Cost Savings goals of the team and site

Coordinates activities with the other supervisors to ensure effective utilization of our human resources, inventory assets, and capital equipment resources at the site

Develops the team's manpower plan, shares that plan with the other supervisors and makes adjustments as needed

Supervises and manages day-to-day activities

Objectively evaluates processes for non-value added activity and eliminates that which does not add value

Assists in keeping inventory levels minimized while maintaining service levels to our customers

Helps lead and drive both the utilization of technology and process innovation within the team

Works in conjunction with the team leaders to develop the skills of team members, helps create compelling development plans and executes them

Facilities and develops teamwork within the team and across teams at the site

Works with teams on failure analysis, corrective actions for noncompliance's and customer complaints, and shares that information across teams

Deals directly with human resource issues as they relate to accountability, discipline, documentation and warnings, rewards the right values, and disapproves of others

Will participate in interview and make hiring decisions regarding team members

Creates strong morale within and across other teams

Manages all kinds and classes of people equitably, deals effectively with everyone, hires variety and diversity, and supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

Bachelor's of Science degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university, in supply chain, logistics, industrial or manufacturing engineering or similar related degree

5+ years of warehouse/ distribution and/or manufacturing supervision, required

Knowledge in SAP/ ERP systems environment/ MRP, preferred

Proficient in MS Office Suite (intermediate to advanced excel required), Google Docs and programs for retrieval, manipulation and analysis of transactional data

Experience in driving improvements, process optimization, lean manufacturing events and procedure development

Proven track record of troubleshooting problems, investigating customer complaints, and leading change toward making improvements

Requires the ability to solve urgent and chronic problems, both individually and as part of cross-functional teams. Needs to effectively lead and develop a team and communicate expectations at all levels of the organization.

Additional Information

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf