Sr. Operations Leader, East York Bakery

Mondelez International - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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With our portfolio of global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate and Trident gum, we're the world's #1 in biscuits and candy, and #2 in chocolate and gum. We're Mondel─ôz International, a snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries, with approximately 90,000 employees globally and our brands are marketed in around 165 countries.
Our purpose and vision is to create more MOMENTS OF JOY by building the BEST SNACKING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.


As part of Manufacturing, you'll use your skills, our systems and a wide array of raw materials to help create the delicious finished products our consumers love. While taking ownership in your area of work, you'll also ensure the safety of yourself and your colleagues while producing our top-quality products reliably and efficiently within our integrated supply chain.

Sr. Operations Leader, East York Bakery

Job Description

Under the direction of the Cluster Leader, the Sr. Operations Leader is responsible for the overall conversion process (from materials call-off to finish goods delivering to warehousing) covering all SQCDSM elements. They are also responsible for the Materials Management Organization, overseeing that the right systems and processes are in place to ensure the production plans, together with the material ordering and delivering, as well as shipping, meet the regional customer service metrics.

The Sr. Operations Leader is the single point of contact for decisions that need to be made when the Cluster Director is not on-site.

Job Responsibilities

Ensure that safety, security and environmental practices in the plant conform to regulatory agency's requirements and company policies and actively provide leadership and promotion of safety as a value.
Lead production planning, manufacturing and shipping operations on a day to day basis, maximizing efficiency levels, in order to meet sales demands, while assuring compliance to quality management system.
Champion the IL6S principles as a member and backup leader of the Leadership Pillar.
Display a strong understanding of RCA/Cause & Effect/5 Whys/Fishbone with the ability to coach others.
Support the Annual Budget setting and demand planning process and deliver the GE/CTS glidepath for the Plant.
Actively support the Plant Daily Management System (DMS) and ensure its implementation and effectiveness.
Analyze operating results and initiate corrective measures to resolve problem areas affecting bakery efficiency to ensure that the bakery performance remains within budgeted limits.
Lead conversion and logistics maintenance activities for equipment maintenance and repair and PM programs and maintain BU maintenance KPIs.
Deliver variable cost productivity loss elimination through the active engagement of colleagues at all levels.
Approve financial operating standards for new products or line changes and ensure existing standards are up to date.
Promote and maintain good employee/employer relations throughout the plant with the objective of maintaining a union free plant for the benefit of both company and employee.
Carry out the Performance appraisals and development plans of Line Managers, Process Engineers, and Plant Materials Manager recommending promotions or transfers to the Cluster Director.
Act for and on behalf of Cluster Director in their absence. Carry out other duties as required.

Internal and External Contacts:
Internally, interfaces with Cluster Director, Cluster Leadership Team, Line Managers, Process Engineers, Materials Manager and hourly and salaried colleagues at East York bakery.

Externally interfaces with Demand Planner, Product & Packaging Development, Procurement, Vendors

As part of the Plant Leadership Team, accountable for the delivery of the site CBN, and the development of the organization in IL6S and High-Performance Work Systems.

Bachelor's Degree (4 YR)

Functional/Technical Expertise:
10 years of Manufacturing experience in a Leadership position
Solid experience in TPM and Operational Excellence Programs
CPG experience required
General work experience
Functional work experience
Hands on oriented, with solid previous experience leading manufacturing operations, in a leadership role.
Sound Project Management Skills, proven experience successfully leading initiatives (Critical Path Schedule, Risk Management tools, etc).

Dealing with Ambiguity - can comfortable handle risk and uncertainty; doesn't get upset when things are up in the air; deals effectively with change and shifts gears appropriately.
Managerial Courage - takes a position and stands by it; provides direct, actionable feedback; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people in organization; builds and leverages relationships; can diffuse high-tension situations effectively.
Conflict Management - reads situation quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out agreements and settle disputes equitably.
Perseverance - pursues tasks with energy, drive and need to finish; does not give up until task is complete.
Project Management - sets objectives and goals; breaks project down into steps; anticipates and adjusts for roadblocks; measures performance against goals.
Excellent Communication Skills (Written & Oral) - ability to assist managers in writing logical, well thought out disciplinary memos and performance plans.
If you are applying to a position in Canada, accommodations for applicants with disabilities or other grounds protected by human rights legislation are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the employment selection process.

For all internal and external applicants who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process please contact 847-943-5460 for assistance/support. Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.