Production Supervisor

Nugget Comfort

Nugget Comfort

Product, People & HR, Operations
Butner, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Team: Manufacturing
Subteam: Production
Classification: Exempt
Job Type: Salary, Full-time
Location: HQ - Butner, NC
Annual Salary: $75,800 - $83,673*
Reports to: Director of Manufacturing


Nugget, a direct-to-consumer kids furniture brand, is looking for an experienced Production Supervisor to help provide leadership and managerial support to our amazing production team! This role will be key in developing, coaching and motivating our Production team members, providing direct oversight of Nugget product quality and integrity, and will help drive production efficiency to ensure we are continuing to meet and exceed our business goals! If you have experience managing production teams in a manufacturing environment and are looking for the next step in your career, are passionate about leading teams to produce high-quality products, and are skilled in coaching, development, and driving results - we encourage you to apply today!

What is Nugget? We are an industry-leading, fun-loving, furniture company (est. 2014) that seeks to bring bold play and big imaginations into everyday life at home. We design, develop, market, manufacture, sell, and ship our part-toy, part-furniture, four-piece Nuggets all from one location, with a team of ~100 Nuggeteers, in Butner, North Carolina (just outside of Durham). And we’re just getting started — in both 2020 and 2021, Inc. Magazine named us the fastest-growing manufacturing company in the United States. We’re proud to continue the industrial legacy of North Carolina, and to make kids furniture for growing imaginations.


  • You’ll be responsible for supervising a medium-sized team (~15 to 20) of Production Associates, including providing ongoing development, feedback, and coaching, as well as conducting performance reviews and administering disciplinary action when required
  • You’ll be responsible for ensuring production goals are being met, while maintaining quality standards
  • You’ll conduct 1:1’s and performance reviews for each employee on your team, with a focus on providing feedback regarding competencies, alignment with Nugget core values, and individual performance
  • You’ll partner with our Process Engineers and Production Coordinators to assign daily roles for each employee, based on business needs
  • You’ll maintain Time & Attendance records for employees - including tracking and approving PTO requests, approving timecards, and resolving any timecard issues
  • You’ll contribute to the development and implementation of SOPs and ensure that they are being followed
  • You’ll partner with the other Production Supervisor to organize and facilitate team meetings on a regular basis
  • You’ll identify areas of opportunity and knowledge gaps across the team, and partner with Production Coordinators to schedule and facilitate training
  • You’ll work closely with our Manufacturing Engineers to assist in the tracking of KPI’s, data, and metrics that will help increase overall efficiency and productivity
  • You’ll jump in and work alongside your direct reports on occasion, demonstrating teamwork, efficiency, attention to detail, and positivity


  • You have at least 5-7 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Bonus: You are bilingual in Spanish and English!
  • You have experience leading diverse, cross-functional teams, and have multiple examples of how you have provided feedback and coaching to team members, helping them achieve individual and company goals
  • You have experience troubleshooting basic manufacturing equipment and processes, and are comfortable partnering with engineers and technicians to resolve issues
  • You have experience using Microsoft Excel, and have a demonstrated ability to build and navigate spreadsheets and databases
  • You are passionate about building relationships and creating an inclusive, welcoming environment for all employees
  • You consistently achieve results, maintain a strong bottom-line orientation, and push yourself and your team when setting production goals
  • You enjoy problem-solving, have experience resolving difficult or complicated challenges, and are comfortable working with math and data analytics
  • You can handle conflict situations effectively, working out tough agreements and settling disputes equitably by integrating diverse views and finding common ground or acceptable alternatives
  • You understand how to motivate and empower your team, creating a climate where each individual feels their contributions are important and understands how they are helping the company achieve its objectives
  • You are skilled at building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals, creating a feeling of belonging and strong team morale
  • You can provide direction, delegate, and remove obstacles for your team, providing appropriate guidance and direction based on people’s capabilities
  • You are excited to challenge the status quo and think creatively about how we might approach problems or find solutions to improve our processes and/or policies
  • You approach work with a “no job is too small” attitude, and have a curious mind - always willing to learn and grow your imagination


Competitive Pay + Annual Company Bonus

Medical, Dental, and Vision covered at 100% for employees

PTO + Wellness, Holidays, Summer and Winter Break

401k Employer Match

Paid Parental Leave

Free Nugget + Team Discount

*Our compensation philosophy:

Here at Nugget we don't negotiate compensation. This comes from research that shows negotiations often result in arbitrary differences in pay – not based on differences in ability, but based on who is better at negotiating. For that reason, we like to offer the amount upfront that we believe is fair for the job, rather than offer a lower amount that builds in the expectation for negotiating. To add a bit more context, our process is centered in industry data, which factors in our stage/size of company, job classification, experience and skill, to make sure that we have fair and transparent numbers for our regional market.

Equal opportunity:

Nugget is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.