Shift Production Manager

London, Ontario
London, ON
Depends on Experience Annual
Full Time
Both Day and Night Shifts Available


Shift Production Manager

Are you ready to elevate your career in manufacturing operations and be a part of creating the world's best desserts? Dessert Holdings partners with some of North America's most iconic chains to bring people together to celebrate life's sweetest moments! We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our high-growth organization and pave the way for future career advancement.

Dessert Holdings is looking for a Shift Production Manager for each shift. Reporting to the Production Manager, this role will be directly responsible for leading an assigned production shift by working hand in hand with direct reports – production supervisors. This role will be accountable for safety on the production line, maximizing production effectiveness by establishing and maintaining standard work, attaining company KPI's (Key Performance Indicators), and developing continuous improvement methods. This role will be focused on the achievement of zero accidents, zero quality defects, zero unplanned and controllable downtime.  In addition, this role will be responsible for sustainable results through the continuous development of our people.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Coaches, counsels, mentors, and provides developmental opportunities and job assignments to enhance employee performance and expand capabilities of first-level supervisors and others within their department.
  • Ensure compliance with the company's safety programs & standards and foster an environment that supports an engaged safety culture.
  • Motivate, direct, hire, coach and develop a diverse, high performing team to meet established goals and build organizational capability.
  • Effectively translate plant goals & objectives to all levels of the organization ensuring alignment on relevant performance data.
  • Recognize potential problems with the production schedule and initiate measures to eliminate or reduce their impact.
  • Help define & implement short, medium, and long-term actions to improve safety, operating efficiency, quality, and productivity throughout the entire value chain.
  • Achieve key performance indicators and drive the necessary improvement for on-time delivery, productivity, project management, quality, safety, and other key process areas.
  • Ensure the team is fully cross-trained and leads direct reports to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Promote & enable professional and technical development of staff.
  • Assess Supervisor job performance and provide open feedback.
  • Leverages continuous improvement tools to eliminate loss, optimize processes, and improve reliability.

Position Requirements:

  • At least 5 years leadership experience in a related industry with experience managing other professionals.
  • Proven experience in manufacturing leadership with process-oriented operations.
  • High school diploma. A degree in a technical, engineering, or relevant field will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing implementation and/or Six Sigma training/certifications with Continuous Improvement tools is highly preferred.
  • PC Proficient in email, reading/writing reports and creating effective MS Excel spread sheets.
  • Have a working understanding of Quality Management Systems.
  • Have a working understanding of Occupational Health & Safety standards and best practices.
  • Proven leadership expertise through previous production management experience with both people management and resource allocation.
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time. 
  • Stooping, kneeling, or bending.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Must be willing to work extra hours and on weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, team environment.
  • Able to stay focused in a loud working environment.
  • Must understand basic mathematical concepts.
  • Prior leadership experience in manufacturing.
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English.
  • Must be able to read and write in English.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment requiring strict work and safety rules 100% of the time.

Shift Summary:

  • Flexible Sunday - Saturday (Must have availability for 5 (five) days in a week)
  • A (Midnight shift), B shift (Morning and Afternoon shift), C shift (Evening Shift) runs for 8 hours

About Dessert Holdings:

Dessert Holdings is North America's fastest-growing premium dessert company, recognized for provide retail and foodservice customers with chef-inspired, innovative desserts made with real ingredients, a flexible and low-cost supply chain, and best-in-class service. The company is a collection of premium dessert companies and brands: Steven Charles, The Original Cakerie, Lawler's Desserts, Atlanta Cheesecake Company, and Dianne's Fine Desserts. Dessert Holdings is owned by Bain Capital, employees more than 3,200 people across eight manufacturing facilities, and is continuing its journey of rapid growth.