Production Manager

Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 12-15-2017
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet 

We are seeking an experienced Production Manager for our Hamilton facility.

The Production Manager will lead, coach, and mentor the production supervisors and shift teams to achieve quality bakery production and safety goals that meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.


• Ensure manufactured products meet specifications including compliance to Bills of Material
• Ensure product quality inspections are carried out effectively on the shift, and are documented correctly
• Ensure process parameters are maintained within prescribed limits and documentation is filled out correctly
• Design, develop, and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Accomplish results through highly involved and motivated team members
• Develop and supervise crews on shift; be action oriented and provide leadership to associates and direct production and related activities on a shift.
• Communicate openly within the work team, between shifts, to manager, and to other departments
• Facilitate team meetings as required
• Train and/or coach team members for improved safety, quality, productivity or teamwork performance
• Work with Plant Leadership and Human Relations to define formal coaching/disciplinary needs of unionized staff as required
• Ensure team members understand and comply with all plant safety policies and procedures
• Utilize best practices in safety leadership
• Identify safety and ergonomic concerns, and ensure concerns are addressed correctly
• Conduct thorough investigations of all incidents, with a focus on prevention
• Maintain high standards of housekeeping and orderliness
• Facilitate shift safety meetings as required
• Pursue safety improvement opportunities and projects
• Ensure associates are trained and follow the policies and procedures of plant HACCP/GMP program.
• Must be knowledgeable and be able to follow GMPs, Food Safety and Health & Safety requirements
• Provide performance management counseling and/or progressive discipline in a timely fashion when required.
• Document and maintain accurate records with respect to associate performance, product quality, daily reconciliation, health and        safety, and payroll. Adhere to company standards
• Develop, lead and coach associates through effective training and recognition
• Achieve budget and plans to utilize equipment, supplies, and personnel to maximize productivity
• To be flexible, capable and willing to be ‘hands on' to perform any other leadership, technical or production-related task(s) as the circumstances require, at other nearby Company locations

  • Post-secondary degree in Engineering, Food Science, Business or Operations Management is preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in a large unionized food or related manufacturing environment, ideally in a Bakery Operations
  • Proven capability to build high-functioning teams, including career development of direct reports
  • Previous multi-site experience and accountability
  • Results oriented and thrive in a fast paced demanding environment
  • Proficient Microsoft Office computer skills
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at

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