Senior Production Manager


Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Job Type:  Bakery Operations
L9G 3L1

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Provide leadership, direction, motivation, and guidance to Production Managers and Production Supervisors.



  • Acting Bakery Director in Bakery Director’s absence
  • Foster and embrace Health and Safety culture, driving accountability and responsibility through the Internal Responsibility System
  • Foster and embrace Food Safety, Quality culture, driving accountability and responsibility through the Internal Responsibility System
  • Embrace Ancaster Operational Excellence (TPM work culture)
  • Drive effective work performance and development of skills and knowledge of Shift Managers/Supervisors and Lead Hands
  • Monitor and control production departmental costs against budget (including direct labour, efficiency, waste and overhead), managing all cost leading and lagging KPI’s
  • Troubleshoot and lead problem-solving efforts through the facilitation of team meetings and on-the-floor leadership to effectively change systems and procedures through the process of continuous improvement
  • Administer company policies and procedures with the assistance of the Human Resources Department to maintain effective and consistent internal relationships
  • Work closely with production planning to effectively coordinate and control overall days of supply and shift adherence
  • Continually improve the overall effectiveness of the production department through improvements to production and administrative costs, product quality, plant sanitation, plant safety, and employee morale
  • Work with Production Managers to mentor the Supervisors to become effetive leaders by maintaining a management development processes and reinforce by motivating, encouraging, and training
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities specific to food safety, legality and quality
  • Adhere to GMPs and Health and Safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
  • Adhere to food safety practices and ensure they are being followed
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field is required.
  • 7-10 years experience managing people in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Food industry background with knowledge of current health & safety legislations would be an asset preferred.
  • Strong Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) with a proven ability to communicate in an ESL work environment
  • Excellent planning, analytical & organizational skills


We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.