Shift Production Manager

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


The Original Cakerie Ltd. is one of four premium dessert manufacturing companies owned by Bain Capital managed by Dessert Holding’s.  We are a rapidly growing company comprised of The Original Cakerie Ltd. (London Ontario & Delta British Columbia), Lawler’s Desserts (Houston, TX) Atlanta Cheesecake Company (Atlanta, GA) and Stephen Charles (Aurora, Colorado) We are poised for continued growth by bringing high quality products to both retail grocery and food service across North America. Led by a senior team with strong company pedigrees and experience driving improvement, we have exciting opportunities to be a part of this high performance, growth focused organization.   


Position Description:

The shift Production Manager reports to the Production Manger and is directly responsible for leading their assigned production shift by working hand in hand with their direct reports – production supervisors. This role will be accountable for safety on the pro) and line, maximizing production effectiveness by establishing and maintaining standard work, attaining company KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators), and developing continuous improvement methods. This person 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.

Responsibilities & Duties: (this is meant to be an outline, not an exhaustive list of responsibilities)

  • 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 (Must Have):

  • At least 2 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.
  • Stooping, Kneeling, or bending
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time.

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 Opened 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 with a 30 minutes break added
  • Applicant's will have to choose whichever shift they are interested in either A, B, and C-shift

What is great about Working at The Original Cakerie?

Our pay! 

  • We pay great wages!
  • Shift premium for all hours worked between 7:00 pm – 5:00 am 
  • Eligible for quarterly bonuses upon completion of probation

Our Benefits! 

  • We provide uniforms, sick pay, and RRSP contributions
  • You get to buy your delicious cakes at discounted prices to share with family and friends!
  • Our beautiful modern facility is a place you can be proud to work at
  • We are a progressive employer offering challenge, opportunity and a competitive compensation package in an employee focused work environment

Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify Human Resources if required.

"The Original Cakerie is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants".

Due to volume, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest in The Original Cakerie.