Packaging Lead

The Bakery Companies - Norcross, GA

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $59,000 a year
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"Okay, so what's in it for me? Why would I want this role?"

1. Paid Time Off - 2 Weeks accrued based on hours worked (Overtime counts towards accrual)
2. Career Growth / internal training available - Pay for Skills Program for lead development into supervisors as well as Bakery Cos. University launching Q4 2018 for technical baking training in house.
3. Medical / Dental / etc. - offered on the 1st day of the month after 30 days.
4. 401k Match of 5% - dollar for dollar, immediately vested. Enrollment happens every Quarter after 30 days employed.
5. Employee Appreciation and Engagement Survey - proactive approach to recognizing associates monthly as well as annual survey which initiates projects for the following year.
Example of this... In Dickson - Associates told us in engagement survey in 2017 that they wanted - more days off on the weekends, better options in the break room, and 401k loans to be available... Market place vending was launch by January 2018, 401k plan amended to allow loans within 1 month of request, and 3 months straight with weekends off built into production schedule before summer rush. The plan is to return to weekends off during winter hours when business slows down.)
6. Referral Bonus - $500 available to associate that refers a new hire that stays.
($250 paid at 90 days, $250 paid at 180 days)

"What time exactly would I have to come in?"

Atlanta Location - 2nd Shift
11:00 am to 8:00 pm

"What is this company about?
Help me understand the culture I'd be working in..."
Company Overview

Named as one of the fastest growing businesses in Nashville – the Bakery Cos. is a family owned, privately-held company. With the top talent in the industry, the company manufactures bread products that serve household names including McDonald’s, Pepperidge Farm, Five Guys, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods. The Bakery Cos. celebrated 20 years in business in June of 2017 and seeks to continue living out its mission of Creating Opportunities, Making a Difference, and Impacting Lives.

Understanding our company culture

Doing Business in Nashville News Channel 5 -
“This is Us” Culture Video -
Our Founder’s Story -

"Why does the company think this role is important?"
Description: This position is important because it drives the productivity while ensuring employee safety and product quality. The Production Lead is responsible for developing and leading results-orientated, winning teams. Your role as a Production Lead for The Bakery Companies is to support our Mission, Vision, and Values, these should be your focus when addressing associates, making decisions that impact safety, customers and quality.

In short: A successful Production Lead is one that is able to motivate others using exceptional leadership, make quality decisions in a timely manner, and effectively implement production strategies.

"Do I have to have a boss? Do I get to be the boss?"
well... Yes and Yes!

Reporting Structure:
Reports to: Production Supervisor

Direct Reports: Production Associates (Up to 20 Associates at one time)

"How do I know if I am qualified for this position?"

3+ Years of leadership experience

High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience in Bakery Environment

Most Important: Drive for Results, Motivating Others, Managing & Measuring Work, Process Management, Integrity & Trust, Decision Quality, Conflict Management, Time Management

Secondary Tendencies: Timely Decision Making, Perseverance, Perspective, Problem Solving, Customer Focus, Technical Learning, Organizing

Technical Skills:
Ability to communicate overall direction, coordinate up 20 employees on a shift
Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects and assignments, work well with others in stressful situations, and meet deadlines as necessary
Proven experience in coaching, training, and developing hourly associates & building successful teams

Must possess a solid working knowledge of GMP Policies and Procedures
Responsible for maintaining a 5S environment
Must be food safety and quality focused

General Software/technology experience (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)