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Production Supervisor

City:  Lawrenceburg
Country/Region:  US

About Prysmian Group


Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video, and data transmission for the telecommunication sector.


We are almost 29,000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. Make Your Mark at Prysmian!


Team Overview and Job Responsibilities


What you'll do:


Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, a Coach engages associates in regular two-way conversations around safety, is a promoter of safety events and initiatives, leads where appropriate and encourages operators to participate in safety activities and accident investigations.  Adept at teaching people about quality, process control at the source and engaging associates in problem solving.  Gather data and conduct analysis to ensure productivity improvement opportunities are clear and controls are in place and being used to aid associates in making better decisions.  Facilitate operators by taking ownership, eliminating themselves as a middleman through training and coaching.  Promote direct communication and decisions between hourly operators, Quality, Maintenance and Production Control, with daily dialogue between associates about cell/team, plant, and business issues, and ensure that associates understand production and quality metrics and their meaning.   Creates an active cross training plan with operators who are engaged, while balancing their role as a teacher, educating associates in methods to increase efficiency, quality, and safety.  Continuously encouraging operator participation and ownership in 5S responsibilities, and engaging associates in visual factory, intervening when necessary.   Primary representative on a daily basis promoting peer accountability, cell teamwork, and gaining buy-in from associates in sustaining improvements.


Who are we looking for?

  • Utilizes metrics and visual factory tools to facilitate two-way conversations relative to expectations and performance.
  • Links day to day work and business needs providing regular team feedback relative to goals.
  • Handles reluctant team members effectively with an ability to communicate to associates the need for engagement.
  • Teaches others to lead cell/team meetings.
  • A relationship builder that builds trust through listening and responding with empathy
  • Crafts and celebrates wins with the team.
  • Teaches teams how to keep metrics, develops ownership for the metrics and desire to positively impact them.
  • Uses known problem solving techniques to reach quick and effective solutions.
  • Teaches associates how to use continuous improvement and lean tools.
  • Understands change management processes and can apply these to daily situations.
  • Situationally embraces autonomy while knowing when to exercise authority.
  • Influence and persuasion skills used regularly as they sell the benefits of team and individual engagement.
  • Recognizes traditional supervisor and operator thinking and is able to shift this type of paradigm.



  • A results-driven individual who has demonstrated ability coaching in a high performance/high engagement manufacturing environment.
  • Able to understand, communicate, and lead associates to improve key performance metrics.
  • Is able to manage the “big picture” and communicate this to others.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
  • Must be able to motivate associates to higher levels of engagement, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Critical thinker with excellent analytical abilities balanced by superior people skills.
  • Solid planning , leadership , coaching, communication, and administrative skills.
  • High-energy, demonstrates urgency and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good understanding of business principles and practices; knows how to lead a team to a bottom-line result.
  • Excellent communication skills, inter-personal skills, and attention to details.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business is preferred.  Associates degree in engineering or equivalent experience is required.


Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated, and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.


Line Managers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


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