Production Supervisor


Cartago, Costa Rica, CR

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  Costa Rica

Job Function Summary:

The Production Supervisor supports and ensures the success of the manufacturing lines and its employees.  This position is responsible for meeting and/or exceeding the weekly output goals, improving processes and developing employees through training and other opportunities.  This position is highly visible and requires a leadership style with regular presence in the areas of responsibility as well as other departments.    


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • People management responsibilities for the manufacturing floor.
  • Gather and analyze data and make recommendations on improvements to production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Utilize Lean principles for making improvements.
  • Work with Planner on build plan adherence to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Work with supply chain, warehouse, and materials on inventory accuracy.
  • Partner with other departments on production requirements for project support.
  • Responsible for PDPs/Reviews for staff.
  • Partner with engineering and R&D on trouble shooting equipment/processes issues.
  • Work with finance on identification of adjustments to work order/inventory/improvement opportunities.
  • Assist Leads and direct reports in analyzing and resolving work problems.
  • Study production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment and projects.
  • Interpret company policies for workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Establish or adjust work schedules to meet production requirements.
  • Responsible for the creation of Job descriptions and Training plans of all direct reports
  • Responsible to request all necessary accesses and specific roles to Coloplast systems for direct reports
  • Any additional tasks requested by the direct leader
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Performing their job in compliance with the guidelines given
  • Drawing attention to the manager to any difficulties in understanding or following the guidelines
  • Drawing attention to inefficiency of the system
  • Take responsibility for those safety aspects identified for the given position


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A./B.S.)
  • English level b2
  • Minimum three years related experience and/or related training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Work experience in FDA or regulated industry.
  • Experience working with inventory management systems.
  • Experience improving manufacturing operations using Lean and Six Sigma techniques. Certification on Lean or Six Sigma is desirable.
  • Experience with MES or other system to track and analyze production operations.


Preferred qualifications:

  • General knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience working with inventory management systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 16.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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