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Romeoville IL Full Time Posted by: ARYZTA Posted: Saturday, 23 May 2020
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers' expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Key Accountabilities

General Food Safety and Quality Practices:

  • Ensures that our products meet the company's standards and specifications
  • Complete, legible and accurate documentation
  • Must understand and follow all company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
  • Food Safety and Quality Standard Requirements are being maintained daily
  • Must understand and comply with the company Allergen, Food Defense and HACCP policies
  • Must communicate with Supervision of any Food Safety and Equipment concerns
  • Follows all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for the area worked
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships


Oversees and manages day-to-day Plant production:

  • Lead supervisors and staff to deliver and exceed performance metrics in areas of safety, quality, customer, service, costs, inventory management and production
  • Manage, analyze, create reports, and develop recommendations from the key metrics (KPIs) of process operations and ensure execution of associated actions
  • Coordinate, control and schedule production to meet sales and marketing demand levels
  • Develop policies and procedures targeted to eliminate downtime and improve plant efficiencies

Ensure compliance with all safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and company policies:

  • Perform production area walk throughs, investigate problem areas, determine cause, mitigate to ensure policy conformance
  • Ensure processing area is inspection ready at all times
  • Address and respond to new product review (PPR) questions and costing
  • To ensure adequate resources are available to achieve food safety and quality objectives and to support the development, implementation and maintenance and ongoing improvement of the SQF system.

Evaluates Plant performance, monitors expenses and resolves internal and customer issues:

  • Ensure production department performs within budgeted operating standards
  • Resolve variances (production reporting, ingredient usage, labor utilization)
  • Participate and promote ARYZTA Cares philosophy

Assists in Personnel Management:

  • Hire, train, coach and manage Production Plant team
  • Foster positive employee relations
  • Measure employee and team performance.
  • Set forth standards for safety.
  • Ensure incident/loss prevention and security policies are followed, including accurate and timely incident investigation and execution of corrective actions

Maintain Equipment, Assisting and Safety Practices:

  • Work with Supervision and maintenance to maintain equipment in good working condition
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Correct weighing and recording of any waste to be disposed of
  • Follows all work instructions
  • Perform all other work assigned duties as required by Supervision
  • Keep work area and machinery clean
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary for task at hand
  • Must comply with all safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Utilize all safety devices
  • Report any unsafe work practices or injuries to your supervisor
  • Required to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Ensure all production workers complete all safety and other training in a timely manner.

Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Seven years food manufacturing experience, including managerial experience
  • Production background in food manufacturing
  • Excellent leadership, communications and team building skills
  • General knowledge of process equipment and regulatory compliance
  • Good writing, mathematics, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Computer literate with proficiency in spreadsheet and word applications

  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish reading, writing and translating abilities

    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk and climb for extended periods of time.
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 25% of total work time.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to traffic hazards, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a warehouse and walk-in freezer environment where temperatures can vary from extreme cold to refrigerated.
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud.

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Romeoville IL, United States of America
5/23/2020 12:16:54 AM

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