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Production Manager

Company: Zaro Bake Shop
Location: Elmsford
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: Production Manager

Company Background

Zaro's story began in 1927 when Joseph Zaro brought the baking traditions from his hometown of Lublin, Poland to his first bakery in the Bronx. More than 90 years later, his bakery legacy continues with locations in New York & New Jersey and a growing wholesale business with customers such as Wholefoods, Kroger, Kings, Harris Teeter, Big Y and Heinen. After four generations, the Zaro Family still run the company. Role

To assist the Plant Manager in the daily operations of the bakery. Primary areas of responsibilities include ‘hands-on' project management, meeting production goals, creating efficient workflow, maintaining inventory of finished goods. In addition, it is important to work with multiple departments to ensure adherence of Zaro's Family Bakery values, policies, and procedures.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):LEADERSHIP

  • Work with the team to provide consistent leadership in maintaining and or improving the production process, creating a safe environment, ensuring quality, promoting positive communication.
  • Provide effective direction and coordination of all operational activities pertaining to production.
  • Provide an elevated level of accountability amongst all positions.
  • Contribute to the culture by attracting, retaining, and developing associates.
  • Ability to effectively coach and council associates in areas of performance and interpersonal behaviors.
  • Promote company's mission and vision. support the initiatives put forth in maintaining a healthy and financially stable business.
  • Lead and assure a safe working environment and compliance with all EHS and Food Safety Standards
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity, and transparency.
  • Learn and apply modern technology and share your knowledge with others.
  • Conduct all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe and efficient mannerPRODUCTION
    • Assist in weekly production scheduling through software (flexibake)
    • Plan production shifts allocating labor with production tasks. Adhere to the plan day of, implement changes to plan and communicate to crew leaders. Understand how to organize projects, prioritize, and delegate for maximum output.
    • Hands on' floor time includes working on the line, making rounds, problem solving, training, reporting as needed.
    • Printing/distributing proper paperwork for the production team
    • Assist in closing production schedules from the previous day(s)
    • Strong ability to scale recipes to sizeable batch.
    • Direct communication with team leaders at critical times throughout the day to review changes, recap timeline, highlight success & opportunities.
    • Organize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlinesINVENTORY MANAGEMENT & COST CONTROL
      • Lead a zero-loss manufacturing culture focused on continuous improvement and delivering sustainable performance
      • Control cost through reduction of waste, adherence to recipe, managing labor
      • Participate in creating & implementing procedures which would help to reduce cost
      • Maintaining accurate inventory between warehouse and software (fleixbake) of finished product
      • Hight level of ensuring quality- FIFO, first in first out
      • Formulate or approve short- and long-term operating objectives in areas such as cost reduction, quality improvement, new product development and/or integration as undertaken at the plant level.
      • Essential skills and experience:
      • BS and/or and 7+ years related work experience in bakery manufacturing or related manufacturing industry.
      • Experience, training or knowledge of bread, cake and pastry production preferred.
      • Experience with production systems and processes.
      • Knowledge and experience in continuous improvement methodologies, tools, trends, and best practices.
      • Proven analytical and decision-making skills.
      • Demonstrated strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills with the ability to effectively lead and influence others.
      • Demonstrated effective communication skills with the ability to relay business communications to the plant team members.
      • Ability to manage various tasks simultaneously.
      • Ability to use tact, judgement, and diplomacy.
      • Ability to build strong working relationships.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Strong computer skills.
      • Capability and willingness to continue to develop and broaden an extensive knowledge of relevant areas of expertise.
      • Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):
      • Schedule requires availability and willingness to work excess of 40 hours per week, including evenings, weekends, and Holidays.
      • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment that involves exposure to dust, heat, cold, walking, and ability to climb ladders and stairs.
      • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.Benefits:
        • 401(k)
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • Day Shift with flexibility based on Business needs
          • Monday to FridayExperience:
            • Manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)
            • Work Location: One location

Keywords: Zaro Bake Shop, Yonkers , Production Manager, Professions , Elmsford, New York

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