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, 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.
Canada Bread 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 outlets.
We are currently looking to hire 2 Production Supervisors to
join our bakery manufacturing plant in Hamilton. This exciting role requires a
hands-on individual who is looking for a challenge and opportunity to learn,
grow and make their mark. This role will be integral to the implementation and
execution of various change management and continuous improvements across the
plant from the ground up including but not limited to production, sanitation,
quality control, maintenance, health & safety and warehousing activities.
- Develop, lead and coach employees through effective training
and recognition. Direct hourly associates for the efficient operation of the
- Drive key performance indicators for area of responsibility
(line speeds, efficiency, waste, labor costs, compliance to schedule etc).
- Keep updated on performance measurements, and apply
corrective actions where necessary.
- Document and maintain accurate records with respect to
employee performance, product quality, daily reconciliation, health and safety,
and payroll. Adhere to Company and AIB standards. Apply as necessary, employee
handbook, discipline, and hiring processes.
- 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 Maintenance department to
assist in prevention / rectification of breakdowns.
- 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.
Education & Work
- 3 to 5 years’ experience in food processing or manufacturing
experience in a related industry with a minimum of 2 years supervisory
- University degree or diploma, preferably in engineering or
- Formal technical baking education preferred (AIB).
- Must have a flexible
schedule in order to work afternoon and graveyard shifts as well as weekends.
- Proficient computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word) and
- Knowledge of health and safety standards, regulations,
supervisory responsibilities and best practices.
- Demonstrated ability to schedule employees and production
shifts within a multi-shift environment.
Canada Bread provides a positive working environment and
opportunity for career growth and development. Our associates include people
who are enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and energetic. We invite you to
explore our Careers section to discover more about our high performance culture
at Canada Bread.
To be considered for this role please apply with a cover
letter addressing the criteria listed above and an updated resume in Word
format by clicking “Apply Now” below. We thank all applicants for their interest;
however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.