Production Supervisor

Manufacturing/Operations Bakersfield, California


At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up and coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience for our consumers, when and where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.

The role of the Production Supervisor is to ensure employee safety, product quality and asset performance while delivering on time the shift/line/area production plan. You will lead a team of approximately 30 employees, which includes participating in the hiring process, employee on-boarding, performance management and corrective action. Modeling the way for others by practicing, crafting and maintaining a workplace culture that engages and motivates associates at all levels. Focusing on results to deliver success as measured by key performance metrics.


Role and Activity

  • Ensure the timely deployment of People Development Plan and assure the proficiencies of the team
  • Implement strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) by all personnel within the team
  • Ensure a safe work environment at all times
  • Ensure quality objectives are met including regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks, and product quality checks conducted according to policies
  • Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors.
  • Check and make sure personnel hygiene & safety e.g. protective clothing (uniform), shoe change & hand wash standards are being followed
  • Motivate and coach employees to fulfill and exceed the requirements of the job
  • Daily review of achievement of targets and report variances during on-the-floor and review meetings
  • Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root causes of failures and support continuous improvement initiatives
  • Facilitate precise handoffs and communicate key information to peers, team members and Production Management
  • Ensure continuous line controls and immediate corrective action to assure prescribed quality and to ensure compliance with manufacturing instructions, internal and external regulations, procedures & policies
  • Ensure ongoing smooth operations of factory through effective employee and industrial relations management
  • Ensure that there is an adequate distribution of skills to enable production plan to be achieved effectively
  • Ensure timely launch of new products to the Market as per agreed with the business unit/area
  • Ensure adequate maintenance of the installations in coordination with quality, engineering & administration
  • Review daily maintenance efficiency with Maintenance Mechanic(s) and team members to find opportunities for improvement
  • Prioritize, schedule, and ensure maintenance & repairs are completed to maximize efficiency


2+ years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

The pay scale for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The pay scale disclosed below has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. The pay scale for employees currently in this role are between $70,000 and $85,000 per year.