Leadership Trainee

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 09-11-2017
The Canada Bread Leadership Trainee Program
We are looking for the next generation of innovative, driven, risk motivated and versatile graduate to join our team!  What is stopping you from becoming a part of the largest baking company in the world?
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®, Stonemill® 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, rolls, and snacks.

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.
Program Summary
The Canada Bread Leadership Trainee Program is Canada Breads’ early leadership development program for talented, driven and ambitious graduates. During the three years in the program participants will rotate through three carefully selected and meaningful roles that will develop both their leadership and functional expertise preparing them for their future as a Canada Bread leader.  The program consists of roles in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Engineering, Food Safety and Quality, Operations, Procurement or Logistics.
Upon graduation trainees are equipped to take on roles with greater responsibility and scope that will drive impact on business results regionally, nationally and globally based on their skillset and organizational needs.
  • Willingness to embrace and develop as leaders of our organizations beliefs: We Value the Person, We are one Community, We Compete and Win, We Act with Integrity, We Transcend and Endure, We are Sharp Operators, and We Get Results.
  • Committed to immersing themselves in a three year rotational journey and learning that will provide them with foundational skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a career in the baking industry.
  • Graduated within the last 2 years and has less than two years pre or post-graduation work experience or will soon graduate from university with a minimum of an overall B average.
  • Ability to learn quickly and flexibility to adapt to changing demands
  • The drive to contribute to overall winning results within team
  • Demonstrated leadership through previous work experiences, volunteer roles, community activities and involvement in sports teams.
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong understanding of the importance of developing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally.
  • Robust skillset in the use of Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
How to apply
If you are interested in the opportunity to work with leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products in Canada:
  • Prepare a cover letter that includes a summary of your education, volunteer and work experience.  As well, if there is a particular function/area of expertise that interests you, please indicate so.
  • Collate your cover letter, resume, and transcript (official or unofficial) into one document
  • Email as an attachment to CBtraineeProgram@grupobimbo.com Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.  In the subject line, indicate your last name, first name, and school.
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.‚Äč

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