Production Supervisor

The Wine Group, 85 Bourne St., Westfield, New York, United States of America Req #418
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.


The Production Supervisor will lead the Westfield production team in continuous improvement. The Production Supervisor works in cooperation with the Senior Inventory Supply Analyst on schedule attainment to meet budgeted volume. This position also works with the Maintenance Manager and the maintenance team on decreasing downtime and improving line efficiencies. The Production Supervisor gathers data to identify areas of improvement and communicates that to the rest of the team. This position will also enforce company rules and policies as well as the language in the bargaining agreement between TWG and the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1-D. Ideal candidates have a degree in Business, Operations Management, or Engineering, and have 3+ years' supervisory experience in a high speed manufacturing environment.


  • Use production data and hands-on observations to improve bottling efficiencies and first pass quality

  • Coach and lead employees to a higher level of engagement and ownership

  • Implement lean manufacturing principles such as 5s and root cause analysis

  • Recommend continuous improvement ideas for better efficiencies to upper management

  • Direct and mentor employees on SOP development, implementation, and training

  • Create an open environment with employees to standardize procedures and visualize the workplace


  • Evaluates the performance of manufacturing systems, equipment, and components

  • Must apply knowledge of electrical controls, mechanical adjustments, and methodical troubleshooting for improvement recommendations

  • Develop manufacturing system knowledge across multiple bottling lines by studying facility, manufacturing, and process equipment requirements

  • Ensure proper staffing is scheduled to achieve daily goals while staying within the budget

  • Make recommendations for projects that directly improve line efficiency

  • Inputting of daily receivables into J.D. Edwards

  • Generate various efficiency and productivity reports

  • Cross-train to backup other plant job functions as needed

  • Develop training matrix and requirements for All Purpose Wine Worker skill levels

  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of general functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Must be 21 years or older at time of hire.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations, Engineering; mechanical aptitude is a must

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience within manufacturing environment (food and beverage preferable)

  • Advanced PC skills (Excel, Word, Access)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills to employees and upper management

  • Extremely detail oriented

  • Ability to be a team player in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Must be able to juggle multiple priorities with tight deadlines

  • Must be self-motivated, articulate, empowered, and creative

  • Ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision.

  • Knowledge of or ability to be trained in TWG software programs (J.D. Edwards) J.D. Edwards/ERP experience preferred

  • CPG and/or wine industry experience preferred

  • Must embrace and demonstrate The Wine Group Core Values (Long-term Sustainable Value Creation, Relentlessly Entrepreneurial, Empowered People, and Responsible & Trustworthy), and keep them in mind when making all decisions


  • Ability to travel to facilities in California when required

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds in rare circumstances

  • Primary work activities are within an office environment

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Production Engineering
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • The Wine Group, 85 Bourne St., Westfield, New York, United States of America