BLUF: First supervisor role in several years - will be leading a team of 30+ across 2 shifts. What is the best way to implement the trinity upon stepping into the role?
I should be relocating to a new role within my company some time in the next 3-4 weeks.
I have tentatively accepted the position and should have a formal offer in the next few days (I know, until I have something I have nothing).
The hiring manager flew me down last week for the interview and called me 2 days later to tell me that I have the job if we can come to an agreement on the offer.
My concern is that this group has not had any formal leadership in the last couple of years (they desperately want it though) and that I will need to balance demands on them from 3 different value streams.
Add to this concerns about hazardous chemical handling, job safety, and helping them to identify what process improvements are needed, then making those happen.
In addition to moving between states for this position (I am going "home" to California), learning a new site/division, I need to jump in there and be supportive of them right off the bat.
My typical method is to move slowly so that I can gain an understanding of the needs and help to direct the employees to self identification of these.
I do not believe that my new manager wants too much of a delay in this and I know that the other to value stream managers want quick action on helping to balance the flow through this section.
This team essentially handles the chemical treatment and painting of new production units before either going back into their flows for final assembly or off to QA for final shipment.
I need to get moving quickly once I get on site but in a way that makes my DR's feel valued and protected by me.