Manufacturing Supervisor-1st shift

  • Red Wing, MN, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Everyday, our American Boot Builders proudly put their hearts into building and delivering remarkable, purpose-built products that will make an impact on people’s lives today and future generations. Build a product you'll be proud to stand behind. Build your legacy at Red Wing Shoe Company.

Job Description


The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for leading daily operations for an area(s) in a unionized manufacturing facility to achieve key performance metrics: safety, quality, cost, delivery as well as driving improvements to production processes and employee engagement/morale.



  1. Develop and implement goals and action plans for area(s) of responsibility to achieve business objectives: safety, quality, cost, delivery and people.

  2. Drive continuous improvement of operations through effective assessment of capabilities and maximization of resources and utilization of LEAN tools to improve current processes.

  3. Drive continuous improvement of human resources through effective assessment of capabilities, development of internal resources and leveraging external sourcing where needed to achieve objectives. 

  4. Insure compliance with all company and regulatory policies and procedures. (e.g., safety, quality, finance, human resources).

  5. Drive employee engagement, effective communications and positive employee relations.

  6. Insure effective collaboration with other business partners in the manufacturing site and other manufacturing locations/ business functions.

  7. Achieve financial objectives for area of responsibility by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

  8. Effectively engage in research and development of new/improved processes and machinery as opportunities arise.

  9. Ensure effectiveness of the staff through communications; coaching/counseling; monitoring and appraising job results; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies and procedures; selection, training and development; and maintaining a safe, secure and legal work environment.



  • Role model and uphold Red Wing Shoe Company’s core values and policies.

  • Continuously develop leadership, technical and business skills.

  • Represent Red Wing Shoe Company within the community. 

  • Maintain quality service by establishing, following, and enforcing organization quality system standards.

  • Complete other duties as assigned from time to time by your manager.




Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and three to five years related experience/training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Excellent Leadership and Motivational Skills

  • Business Savvy

  • Computer and systems proficiency

  • Drive for Results and Superior Execution

  • Exceptional Team Building and Collaboration skills

  • Excellent Analytical and Innovative Skills

  • Influencing and Negotiation Skills

  • Strong Written & Verbal Communication Skills

  • Knowledge of the Footwear Industry and related Manufacturing processes strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory results of a background check and physical exam which includes a drug screen.

Additional Information

Applications will be kept on file for six months.

We may not currently have open positions but will review your application for future opportunities. You will be contacted for an interview if your background matches any open production operator position.

You will be contacted for an interview if your background qualifications are determined to be the best fit for an open production operator position.

Red Wing Shoe Company will not be using recruitment agencies or firms to fill this position and we will not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate information. No agency calls please.

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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