Supervisor, Operations

Date: Dec 31, 2022

Location: Bremen, IN, US, 46506

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 



Job Title: Operations Supervisor – Salaried Exempt – additional pay after 45 hours 

Location:  Bremen, IN  

Reports To: Value Stream Manager 


The Operations Supervisor is responsible for managing production, providing leadership to the manufacturing or distribution team, and facilitating the production process to ensure the achievement of all manufacturing or distribution objectives. This person works with the Leads, employees, and other members of management in their facility to oversee the production floor, manages the human capital plan, drive operational excellence, and direct capacity management.  

The Operations Supervisor is a Front-Line Leader with overall responsibility of Human Capital within their span of control. They are responsible for the performance and development of the front-line employees. The Supervisor has autonomy to make adjustments to execute production plans by managing resources in support of the overall Value Stream goals and Customer Demand.  

Description of Duties and Responsibilities: 

Safety Management:  

Promote a Culture of Zero by continuously monitoring safety rules and requirements (i.e. dress code/PPE/reporting requirements/machine guarding)  

Lead the completion of Incident Investigations at the time of the event, including root cause and corrective action. Responsibility to escalate.  

When necessary, complete risk assessments and hazard recognition 

Respond to employee safety concerns in a timely manner 

Communicate safety violations, employee safety concerns and/or identified safety hazards to management 

Create Maintenance Work Order for alteration or repair of safety hazards 

Assist with development of safe work procedures and/or job hazard analyses  

Participate in safety initiatives and facilitate participation  

Single point of contact for site evacuation/shelter in place 

Human Capital: 

Performance Management 

Provide coaching and feedback  

Establish goals and objectives  

Career Development planning and discussions 

Document work performance and administer discipline 

Employee Engagement and responding to eNPS identified priority drivers 

Acts as a Management Representative during off-business hours (such as weekends and holidays) - shift rotation 

Resource management: 

Ensure the right resources are in the right place to run the operation 

First point of escalation for employee/personnel issues 

Participates in turnover analysis 

Staffing control – manage vacations, leaves, job movements, etc. to ensure adequate staffing 

Participate in interviews of new candidates 

Establish training plans to include new hires, new to position, cross training, etc. 

Approval of employee’s timecard in ADP on a daily basis 

Operational Excellence: 

Leads Tier 1 Daily Accountability process with Team Leaders 

Facilitate the Daily Huddle Process 

Problem solving/analyzing 

Managing Incomes/outcomes 

Drive results vs plan 

Continuous Improvement – use and execute tools to promote operational excellence 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements 

Bachelor’s degree preferred  

Minimum 3 years of experience in a production control/planning environment preferred. 

Can do minimum manipulation of data in excel and formula creation, calculate percentages, percent difference and understand Pareto charts at a level to train and explain to others.  


Must be able to work in an environment with exposure to heat/cold conditions and levels of noise, and potential exposure to various industrial liquids, oils, gases, etc.  

Must be willing to work up to a 12-hour rotating shift including nights and weekends  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


Attracts Top Talent
Drives Results
Decision Quality
Financial Acumen
Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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