Sr Manager Bakery Operations

Position Id: MJB4818

Plant Manager

Location for the position:

Arkadelphia, AR


Reports To: Vice President, Manufacturing Direct Reports: Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Sanitation Manager, Logistic Manager, Receiving Manager, Quality Control Manager Overview: Coordinate efforts of all bakery operations to assure production and distribution of consistent quality products, in the most efficient manner possible, while ensuring compliance with government regulations in the areas of employee safety, food safety, environmental, and employment practices. Manage operations according to Key Performance Indicators.

Job Duties:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinate results of production and support departments to assure that labor, ingredients, and equipment resources for product production and support services are utilized effectively. • Ensure that a consistent quality product is provided to sales as requested by orders from sales. • Maintain communication between sales and the operations group to ensure that orders are filled, and that product meets the needs of sales in terms of quality, consistency, and timeliness. • Train and develop direct reports and ensure that they are providing training and development to their reports to ensure continuity planning occurs • Ensure that all departments follow regulatory requirements, and legal employment practices. • Ensure that all union contractual obligations are fulfilled. • Coordinate and implement Company policies and procedures in all areas. • Ensure work force safety by administering effective safety program years at a Department Head level position. A college degree can be substituted for 4 years of management experience.

Background Requirements:

Essential Skills and Experience: • Experience within the food category of CPG is strongly preferred. • Strong understanding of the operation and use of high-speed production equipment. • Understanding of production standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and the ramifications of producing limited shelf-life products. • Work Planning, Organization and Execution – Effective planning, follow up and organizational skills. • Knowledge of budgeting and cost control through efficient use of resources. • Understands the implementation of labor contracts. • Train and coach direct reports. • Ensure work force safety by administering effective safety program. • Empowerment, Collaboration, Motivation and Enthusiasm – Generate appropriate team building skills within an organization; Adaptable to change; Effective motivational and leadership skills. • Builds and maintains partnering relationships with other departments and key managers. Education: • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. • 7+ years of progressive management experience including at least 5+ years at a Department Head level position.

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