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Production Supervisor

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The Production Supervisor of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. Manufacturing Plant is responsible for supervising plant operations to obtain optimum efficiency and maximize profits. Responsibilities include EH&S administration, engineering, manufacturing, quality, and planning. The incumbent is accountable to the Vice President of Pharmachem Manufacturing for achieving profit/loss goals and the attainment of current and long-term objectives.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Major Duties: 

  • Responsible for supporting EH&S along with the ZIC culture.
  • Responsible for all manufacturing operations.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to all plant personnel. Supervises, motivates and directs employees to obtain optimal productivity. Ensures effective staffing, training, and development of the organization as well as develops succession plans for future growth and stability.
  • Responds to production problems and pursues / implements remedies to such problems.
  • Ensures adherence and compliance with all company policies, procedures and practices of all plant personnel.
  • Ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels of finished goods, work in process and raw materials.
  • Acts as Operations liaison with inter company customers.
  • Ensures new product introductions are supported and executed to the established project plans.
  • Assumes responsibility for costs, cost saving initiatives, methods, and budgets.
  • Works with Corporate departments to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Promotes constant and effective communication channels at all levels to maintain a stable and productive work climate.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.

**This position is located in Kearny, NJ.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering required. 
  • 5 to 10 years of general management .experience in the Nutritional Supplements industry required.
  • Black Seal Boiler license is a plus
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to interface with production and supervisory personnel.
  • Ability to work in a Total Quality Management/Continuous Improvement environment.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office software.
  • Preferred SAP Computer background.
  • This position requires intermittent weekend coverage.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


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NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more. 


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We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


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Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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