Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift - Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne, IN

Associates & Equivalent Experience


Minimum 5 Years, Related Experience

Full Time, Salaried

Arden Companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of outdoor patio consumer products, has an exciting opportunity for a 2nd Shift Production Supervisor in our Fort Wayne, Indiana plant.

We are searching for experienced professionals with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and a proven track record of success. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager and will be responsible for coordinating daily production requirements, supervising, and leading a high-volume production area.

The right candidates are searching to join a dynamic, growing company and seasoned team.  Arden’s high performance culture is a source of pride for our employees.  Every employee is driven to succeed, personal growth is encouraged and we are always looking for talented individuals to bring our team to the next level.


Oversee all aspects of production. Responsible for a safe work environment. Collaboration with other members of the supply chain, e.g. planning, operations, sales, and financial teams is critical to achieve these objectives.  This Production Supervisor will be responsible for continually driving process improvements in the above functional areas of responsibility.



  • Improvement, implementation, support and promotion of all Safety policies, programs and 5s initiatives to ensure the safety of all employees.
  • Resources to effectively define and execute a production plan from a provided production schedule.  Manage manufacturing activities for specific product lines to achieve the plan.
  • Personnel, including determining staffing needs and performance feedback while ensuring that such practices conform to ethical and legal standards.
  • Manage levels of raw materials, WIP inventory, finished goods and control and reduce scrap.
  • Oversee Production Leads to effectively execute the defined production plan – On Time, Complete and Correct.


  • Quality standards to ensure quality of products meet company and retailer quality requirements by regularly monitoring and confirming desired results are achieved.
  • Monitor production flow to ensure production is meeting targets in pieces and earned hours.
  • Equipment and departmental needs, repairs and maintenance.


  • Leadership guidance/training to foster a highly productive working environment.
  • Strong communication at all levels of the organization.
  • New ideas and drive problem solving initiatives with focus on continuous improvement and lean culture.


  • Correspondence, records and logs.
  • Build and maintain employee, business and community relationships beneficial to the health and growth of the plant and the company.


  • Perform all duties as assigned.  Promote, support and participate in all company policies, procedures and programs
  • Plant management to ensure the plant is safely meeting production schedules, inventory targets, and customer quality requirements.
  • Quality team, leverage for guidance to resolve quality issues quickly, but Production Supervisor manages the correction process, including the communication to the production team and any retraining of team to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Generate and analyze manufacturing reports and communication.


  • Serves as plant advocate working with cross functional teams in other facilities and the corporate office to execute initiatives with an appropriate sense of urgency.


  • Assist in training programs and initiatives for the continued growth of personnel to meet future company goals.
  • Promote, support and participate in all company policies, procedures and programs.



  • Proven track record of continuous improvement and lean methodology.
  • Must demonstrate a passion for continuous improvement in all area such as safety, productivity, quality, raw material utilization, operating costs, and delivery.
  • Proven strong communication skills required. Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus.
  • Data Savvy – Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and experienced with generating reports
  • Strong analytical, strategic, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate accuracy in work, attention to detail, ability to execute quickly, and organizational skills
  • Motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work in fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of production processes in a high volume manufacturing plant.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.
  • Minimal travel to other Arden facilities or related businesses may be required.


  • Provide vision and facilitation of improvement initiatives and problem solving to improve throughput, quality and cost management.  Engage employees to actively participate in a continuous improvement, safe and lean culture.


Associate’s degree or equivalent experience required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • Minimum five years of production experience in high volume manufacturing plant.
  • Minimum three years of supervisory experience in manufacturing.

Education Requirements:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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