Production Supervisor

Location: Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 07-11-2017
 
Position Title:                            Production Supervisor
 Reports To:                               Production Manager
 Location:                                   Concord - Ontario
 
 
Position Summary:
              
Wholesome Harvest Baking (WHB) is the largest North American supplier of frozen, par-baked breads to the retail and food service channels.  In our mission to provide delicious and nutritious baked goods and snacks in the hands of all, we have an immediate opening for Director Supply Chain Operations, North America based in Concord, ON.  WHB is the frozen division of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company. Grupo Bimbo (GB) continuously strives to be a highly productive and deeply “humane” company and strongly believes that the associates of the company are core to its success.
 
This position is responsible for providing direction and leadership to hourly associates, and managing all aspects of the production line during the shift.  This role requires a hands-on individual responsible for health & safety of associates, productivity, yields, equipment operation, training, quality and continuous improvement.  The supervisor is responsible to ensure plant KPI’s are achieved on their assigned shift.
 
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Take initiative and exercise timely and good judgment in the day-to-day business decisions and activities.
  • Develop, lead and coach employees through effective training and recognition. Direct hourly associates for the efficient operation of the facility
  • Drive key performance indicators for area of responsibility (i.e. line speeds, efficiency, waste, labor costs, compliance to schedule, etc.)
  • Keep updated on performance measurements, and apply corrective actions where necessary
  • Work in partnership with the Maintenance department to assist in prevention / rectification of breakdowns
  • Learn, develop and exhibit behaviours consistent with Grupo Bimbo (GB) leadership values
  • Document and maintain accurate records with respect to employee performance, product quality, daily reconciliation, health and safety, and payroll.
  • Adhere to Company and AIB standards. Apply as necessary, employee handbook, and hiring processes
  • Provide performance management counseling and/or progressive discipline in a timely fashion manner
  • Play a key role in the development and maintenance of a safety culture.
  • Ensure effective implementation and maintenance of the Company's safety program by utilizing best practices in safety leadership (orientation, training, observation, correction, positive reinforcement).
  • Involvement in safety audits, identification of hazards and corrections, and other preventative approaches.
  • Execute accident investigations in a timely and accurate fashion, and carry out any follow up required as a result of the investigation.
  • Active involvement and leadership in the implementation and execution of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Work in partnership with the Quality Assurance department to prevent and resolve any quality issues. Ensure adherence to all quality requirements including GMP’s, HACCP, SOP’s, specifications etc.
  • Flexible, capable and willing to be “hands-on” to perform any other technical or production-related tasks, as the circumstances may require 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • University degree or diploma, preferably within engineering
  • 2-3 years of experience in a food processing or manufacturing related industry
  • Formal technical baking education preferred (AIB)
  • Willing to continuously learn and embrace change
  • Effective communication skills for training and leading associates in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must have a flexible schedule in order to work shifts as well as weekends
  • Proficient computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word) and problem-solving aptitude
  • Results-oriented team player
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards, regulations, supervisory responsibilities and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to schedule hourly associates and production shifts within a multi-shift environment
  • a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience preferred
 
As part of the Grupo Bimbo family of businesses, Wholesome Harvest Baking offers a competitive compensation and benefit package with exceptional recognition for performance and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should forward a resume.
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