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Group Leader

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Paris
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

The Group Leader will be responsible for managing and improving the results within area as needed to contribute to the overall plant Compelling Business Need (CBN) and journey map.  

In this role, you will manage the people, equipment, and processes that come together to create a quality product.  The Group Leader will work to grow the capability of the people in their area and will work to incorporate new reliability tools into the current systems in a way that is meaningful and drives improvement and produces extraordinary results.

Essential responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Team Development.
  • Interface cross-functionally w/other departments.
  • Ensures ALL shift documentation/communication is complete.
  • Lead shift team meeting – set shift direction.
  • Manage/secure appropriate line staffing.
  • Manage vacations and coverage for team.
  • Owns shift KPI's for Area – Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Cost, Delivery.
    • Safety
    • Quality
    • Efficiency
    • Cost
    • Delivery
  • Understands employee skill gaps and works with OE to reduce deficiencies.
  • Responsible for first level of team conflict resolution.
  • Initiates problem-solving at team level when it happens (5Y, RCFA, etc.).
  • Complete rounds to ensure equipment is running per design.
  • Works with maintenance to coordinate help needed.
  • Facilitate changeovers, turnarounds with plans and critiques for Improvement.
  • Interfaces with Quality to hold product as appropriate.
  • Provide input to BUL/HR regarding new hire evaluations.
  • Review weekly schedule for opportunities – communicate to planning.
  • Full Kronos timekeeping responsibility for team staffing/pay.

Job Complexity:

  • Cross-functional operations experience with a strong understanding of various plant functions.
  • Experience and passion for introducing new techniques (i.e., change agent); strong leadership, communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills; strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills; and promote Safety and Employee Relations.  
  • Involved in all activities: including daily management, budgeting, strategic planning (as it pertains to the area), TDC work, enabler planning.  
  • Interface with multiple functions within the plant, as well as WHQ Engineering, Process & Maintenance, and Product Development.

We are looking for the following abilities and skills:


  • Minimum education required:            Associates Degree and/or a combination of education and experience or 3+ years operations supervision and leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Education desired:                              Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering preferred.
  • Years of relevant experience:             0 years if Bachelor’s Degree or 3+ if Associates Degree, or 5-7 years in lieu of any degree (has to be a combination of operations supervision and leadership experience in manufacturing environment).
  • Experience and passion for continuous improvement activities.
  • Strong leadership, communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Promote Safety and Employee Relations.

Working Conditions:

  • Primary shift will be determined by need, but flexibility to float to other shifts, and work weekends, as needed, is required.
  • A portion of the job will be in a thermal production environment; thus, the work may expose the employee to heat and hot food products, coolers, and freezers requiring the use of personal protective equipment.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Allen , Group Leader, Other , Paris, Texas

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