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Manufacturing Team Leader - Bakeshop
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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. | Rochester, NY
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Manufacturing Team Leader - Bakeshop

Job Posting: 08/07/2017 Job ID: 1706042 Location: Rochester, NY Address: 1500 Brooks Ave Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older. Days Hours Req: Must be available to work all 3 shifts. Schedule: Full-time

What is my job:

To Supervise the day-to-day Bakeshop production / sanitation / materials team operations; responsible for daily operations of multiple production lines; providing incredible service and support to employees; ensuring food and human safety; product quality and efficiency of the operation.

How do I make a difference? 

Ensuring High Quality Products & Ingredients

  • Use knowledge of Regulations governing operation (HACCP, SQF, OSHA, etc.) to administer practices and policies and ensure compliancy
  • Hold employees accountable to Wegmans company manufacturing policies and work rules
  • Ensure others are following all safety procedures, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out), HACCP, and GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Demonstrate Good Manufacturing Practices to others and exercise due diligence in protecting Bakeshop products
  • Delegates and answers questions regarding product quality, product and people scheduling, daily work responsibilities
  • Identify and implement best practices, provide recommendations on improving productivity and ways to reduce operating expenses while maintaining product quality
  • Continuously Improving Results

    • Develop and communicate tactical plans and goals
    • Oversee shift operations including  product quality, product & people scheduling, daily work responsibilities
    • Execute daily plans to meet productivity standard and communicating status to team members
    • Manage daily, weekly, and monthly bakery operations and working with others responsible for area goals
    • Delegate tasks to team members and empowering them to take on new challenges; ensure department tasks are prioritized and completed efficiently
    • Actively work with team to identify opportunities to identify opportunities to improve operation.  Partner with support groups (Engineering, QA, Safety) on the implementation of changes in support of improvement projects
    • Maintain accuracy of Ross (ERP system) by ensuring established procedures are performed within specific time frames
    • Communicate and interact with various folks and supports the department as a subject matter expert
    • Communicate clearly and concisely with verbal and written communication, providing others with information in a timely fashion
    • Ensure equipment, regulatory compliance, process controls, and safety standards are met
    • Identify critical situations and escalate effectively
    • Make recommendations for improvements to the products, production process or production area
    • Living Who We Are

      • Provide each employee the opportunity to be successful by ensuring  necessary resources are available, performance reviews and feedback are provided in a timely manner
      • Interview, select and arrange training of new team members, and manage personnel issues
      • Lead by example and use the Who We Are philosophy to create an empowering and safe work environment, ensuring employees are complying with Wegmans policies and procedures
      • Work hands-on with employees to teach, encourage, and empower them to take on new responsibilities while utilizing training and career development planning tools to monitor progress
      • Maintain and encourage two-way communication by reaching out and getting to know all employees
      • Embrace diversity of people and thought by leveraging differences to make the department stronger, and listening to others’ perspectives and including them in decision making processes
      • Preserve our culture and focus on Keeping Wegmans the Best by putting our people first and living our values to ensure Wegmans remains a great place to work

What skills, learnings, and experiences are required?

  • Strong PC skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Efficiency & Equipment – uses knowledge of Continuous Improvement to make sound operational decisions
  • Use data analysis, wisdom, experience, judgment, and past actions as well as input from others
  • Demonstrating an ability to manage others by working with employees to set and achieve goals, rewarding performance while exercising courage when providing honest, timely, and actionable feedback
  • Developing others by providing encouragement to folks to take on tasks that challenge them and align with their personal career goals while holding frequent development discussions using performance and career development tools to coach employees who need help and further development
  • Working towards continuous improvement by challenging the way it’s always been done; finding new and creative ways to increase profitably by using the CI 1-2-3 Principles to eliminate waste or simplify the design of a product/process
  • Use data analysis, wisdom, experience, judgment, and past actions as well as input from other sources for decision making, always considering the impact on customers, sales and contribution (profit)
  • Practice proper action planning techniques which include managing time and resources, and breaking down work into milestones to accomplish priority activities
  • Maintain a safety focus by ensuring safety standards are followed, teaching safety practices to employees, looking for ways to improve safety, solving safety problems, and looking for ways to exceed safety standards and reduce risk potential

What skills, learnings, and experiences are preferred and will set me apart?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or related field
  • Manufacturing systems; (ERP preferable ROSS and Kronos experience)
  • Food manufacturing supervisory experience
  • Experience supervising operations with a collective bargaining agreement
  • Product Quality & Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) – ability to handle routine tactical product/GMP issues, independently with effective results
  • Regulatory Compliance Experience – working  knowledge with  HACCP, SQF, and OSHA, etc. to monitor and ensure compliance and quality
  • AIB Food Certification
  • Working knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma, preferably Green Belt certified
  • Bilingual language skills

Work environment: 

  • Fast-paced environment requiring interaction with co-workers
  • Will spend the majority of time on his or her feet and stand or walk without a break for up to 4 hours
  • Responsible for moving and lifting an average of 10-30 pounds of product on a regular basis with an occasional need to lift 50 pounds
  • Typical movements include repetitive arm and hand motions, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching and twisting
  • Work involves exposure to various work environments, including temperature changes
  • May be exposed to various allergens
  • Required to wear company-issued footwear and uniform as well as a hair net and safety glasses
  • Required to follow Good Manufacturing Practices, including no jewelry in the workplace


  • Employment at Wegmans may be contingent upon your completion and our evaluation of a drug screen and/or criminal background check
  •  All Applicants will be screened; only those closely matching the job posting will be interviewed


About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 62-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The family-owned company was founded in 1916. Wegmans is recognized as an industry leader, an innovator, and is known for its strong commitment to the communities where it operates stores. It has been listed among Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For in America" for five consecutive years.