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Sr Manager, Bakery-Production

Company: Aspire Bakeries
Location: Cayce
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands likeLa Brea Bakery,Otis Spunkmeyer, andOakrun Farm Bakery. With 15bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.Position PurposeThe Sr. Manager, Bakery-Productionis responsible for the day to day food production tasks. The Sr. Manager, Bakery-Productionwill oversee all production related departments and supportindirect departments to ensure compliance, to include Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Environmental Health & Safety, and Human Resources.Key AccountabilitiesThe Sr. Manager, Bakery-Productionwill be responsible for developing and implementing strategies, processes, and programs in support of the Aspire Bakeries system in order to ensure compliance with company requirements and to meet goals for servicing the customer. TheSr. Manager, Bakery-Production is fully accountable for meeting plant volume and operating plant objectives. This position will be responsible for Bakery safety and security to meet/exceed established goals; food quality specifications, departmental KPI s, departmental budgets, employee training, and employee safety.Responsibilities Lead team to deliver and exceed performance metrics in areas of employee safety, food quality, customer satisfaction, production yields, efficiencies, labor costs, production costs with reduction in overall downtime and reduction in waste, production schedule adherence, housekeeping conditions, and continuous employee training Ensure compliance with all safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), regulatory and company policies and inspection audit ready at all times Drive quality improvements and initiatives through functional team leadership Oversee the coordination and scheduling of all departments to meet planning demand levels Review Key Performance Indicator (KPI) statistics and provide weekly reports with detailed commentary, to include action plan for needed remediation Assists in the annual budget process while monitoring and controlling budget of labor and departmental spend throughout the fiscal year. Provides and supports employee performance management with recognition, rewards, and resources that are focused on the development, motivation and engagement of all employees Supports the Aspire Bakeries Core Values philosophySkills, Experience & Qualifications Food Manufacturing ExperienceEducation, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency LevelRequired Bachelor s Degree (Business, Engineering, Operation Management, Finance) and 5 years of food manufacturing experience, including managerial experience OR Associates Degree (Business, Engineering, Operation Management, Finance) and 7 years of food manufacturing experience, including managerial experience Excellent leadership, communications and team building skills General knowledge of process equipment and regulatory compliance Basic P&L and budgeting experience Good writing, mathematics, analytical and critical thinking skills Basic accounting knowledge Computer literate with proficiency in spreadsheet, word, and email functions Travel requirements less than 10% of total work timePreferred Experience supporting and supervising all production departmentsPhysical RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Lift/Carry up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance Navigate up and down stairs Standing/Walking/Climbing Twisting/Bending/Stooping Pushing/Pulling Handling/Fine Manipulation/Feeling Seeing/Speaking/Hearing Flexing/Extending/Turning the neckWork EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to work in a hot, cold, wet, frozen, dusty, and loud environment Frequently works near moving mechanical parts Ability to work different shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as requiredAspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Aspire Bakeries, Columbia , Sr Manager, Bakery-Production, Executive , Cayce, South Carolina

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