Bimbo Canada (formerly 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, 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.
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.
The Production Supervisor will report into the Production Manager and will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to hourly associates, requires a hands-
on individual responsible for health & safety, productivity, yields, equipment operation, training, quality and continuous improvement through initiative and guidance of our Lean Manufacturing Program.
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
Provide performance management counseling and / or progressive discipline in a timely fashion
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.
University degree or diploma, preferably within engineering
2-3 years of experience in a food processing or manufacturing related industry
Minimum 2 years supervisory experience preferred
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
Flexible, capable and willing to be hands-on to perform any other technical or production-related tasks, as the circumstances may require
Demonstrated ability to schedule hourly associates and production shifts within a multi-shift environment