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As the parent company of Maplehurst Bakeries, and a leading North American bakery company, we bake our breads, rolls, donuts, pies, cakes, bagels, tortillas, cookies, crackers and more in more than 40 bakeries across Canada and the U.S. We care about our customers and our employees. We conduct business with integrity and foster a respectful work environment, all the while giving back to the communities where we live and work.

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USA - Cakes & Pies - Manchester, NH
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Job Description

A very "sweet" opportunity at our commercial bakery !! 

This position will be responsible for leading the 3rd shift production team in a safe, sanitary, efficient, and respectable manner while insuring that our customers consistently receive product at the highest quality level.  The Shift Manager will lead the production team activities and promote a well trained and motivated team.


  • Track key indicators of the production team's performance including safety, efficiency, waste, downtime, labor costs, as well as communicating these indicators to the team for further action - 20%
  • Manage shift performance against plant objectives - 20%
  • Build a strong team by communicating performance expectations; monitoring and appraising performance; providing support; coaching, training, and disciplining and enforcing internal corporate policies and procedures to Shift Coordinator and team members - 15%
  • Organize production activities in a timely and cost-effective fashion to ensure that internal and external customer needs are met - 10%
  • Coordinate the work of production team members to meet internal and external customer needs and to maximize opportunities for continuous improvement - 10%
  • Conduct and lead regular inspections to ensure machinery and equipment is well maintained and running safely according to specifications - 10%
  • Lead IPM Core Team - 5%
  • Other duties as assigned - 10%


  • Provide leadership to 5 Production Leads and a staff of approximately 53 employees in the manufacturing of multiple lines of food production.
  • Lead safety initiatives to ensure safe working conditions for team members and compliance with all state and federal regulations on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Instruct, train, and assure compliances of the plant's GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) and other food safety standards.
  • Motivate team members by setting a good example with regard to safe practices, good housekeeping, organization, work quality, attitude, and follow-through.
Skills & Requirements

Skills and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management, Supply Chain Management or related field of study preferred.  Master's Degree is a PLUS!!
  • Experience and additional training in:  Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, BRC/SQF and AIB are ideal.
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years in a production management role in a food, beverage, or CPG environment.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Computer and Manufacturing systems.
  • Advanced verbal, reading, writing, mathematical and cognitive skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, as well as team building and the ability to work well in a diverse culture.
  • Understanding of the manufacturing process.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other senior managers to achieve Company and customer goals.
  • Demonstrated skill in coaching, motivating and team development.
  • Ability to work assigned hours, off-shifts and overtime (including occasional weekend and/or holiday hours).
  • Must work closely with others in a team atmosphere and independently.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds independently.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, climb, reach, lift, pull, push, stoop, squat, bend and stretch as needed throughout the shift.
  • Ability to work in variable environmental conditions (ie. hot, cool, humid)


In addition to specific hands-on machine operation, and/or area training, employees in this position will be required to successfully complete training including, but not limited to:

  • OSHA required safety training
  • Food safety training
  • GMP training
  • IPM training
  • Shop floor cross training
  • Other training as determined by the business

Travel Requirements:

May be required as needed.

This position will be required to train on 1st shift.