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Production Manager

Concord, Ontario · Manufacturing
Bimbo Canada 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, Bimbo Canada 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.

MARKETS:
Bimbo Canada 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

POSITION:                 Production Manager                   
REPORTS TO:          Plant Manager
POSITION SUMMARY:
Lead and develop the plant management team to achieve quality, production and safety goals that meet and exceed the expectations of our customers in the most cost efficient manner


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide leadership and direct supervision to production supervisors and hourly employees.
  • Manage safe, cost effective and efficient production of our products, relying upon supervisory, quality assurance, maintenance and sanitation resources to continue to improve against standard.
  • Continuously improve our manufacturing operating (financial and process) results and efficiencies while meeting customer expectations and minimizing waste.
  • Develop and maintain capable and effective employees in all related functions and motivate them to embrace the Leadership Edge* values and behaviors.
  • Ensure employee safety and overall compliance to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and ensure WCB injury cases are managed effectively and promote early and safe return of workers.
  • Ensure open and effective communications with all other departments, to ensuring optimal quality standards, maintenance of equipment, and trouble-free and on-time manufacturing.
  • Maintain a positive union and employee-relations environment in support of cost effective production of quality products by all plant workers.
  • Achieve productivity, quality & safety targets. Meet/exceed internal & external customers’ expectations.
  • Involvement and leadership in Continuous Improvement Programs to achieve productivity improvements.
  • Ensure a safe working environment evidenced by an exemplary safety record and compliance to the OH&S regulations.
  • Must be knowledgeable and be able to follow GMPs, Food Safety and Health & Safety requirements
PREFERRED HIRING CRITERIA
  • Must have post secondary education and/or technical related work experience. (Prefer an engineering background.)
  • Formal technical baking education is an asset (AIB).
    Food processing/manufacturing experience or five years experience in a related industry.
  • 5 years plus in Management and Supervisory experience
  • Proficient computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Superior communication skills in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Takes initiative, exercises good judgment in day-to-day business decisions.
  • Ability to develop subordinates to the next level.

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