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Manager, Bakery-Logistics

City & State: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Category:  Bakery Operations
N3S 7X6

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Job Title

  • Manager, Bakery-Logistics



  • Logistics


Reporting to

  • Bakery Director


Position Purpose

Responsible for all aspects of departmental performance including safety, quality, reliability, efficiency, customer service, cost, employee performance, training and development.


Key Accountabilities

  • Supervise a team of logistics operators and support staff in a high quality warehousing environment
  • Ensure that all finished goods are accurately recorded in the company’s Warehouse Management and ERP Systems



  • Evaluation of “put-away strategies” for the finished goods warehouse
  • Control and utilization of resources to ensure that all Shipping/Receiving and Housekeeping tasks are completed effectively
  • Close inter-departmental liaison with Production, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Human Resources and Finance teams, providing accurate information when requested
  • Track Operator activity including payroll, vacation schedules, overtime, absenteeism, etc.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments to ensure safe working conditions for employees
  • Conduct Operator training to reflect company policy
  • Schedule and conduct performance reviews for Logistics Leads, Logistics Supervisors and Operators
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures as required
  • Prepare analysis and reports for the Logistics Management team
  • Maintenance of the warehouse racking systems, damage / in-operable sleds
  • Managing the fork lift truck fleet and associated battery equipment
  • Canceling/amending raw material deliveries out of hours as required


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Trained in Health and Safety due diligence
  • Microsoft office and related PC skills to operate WMS
  • Interpersonal skills to maintain a positive employee relations climate


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level


  • Minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience in managing and leading people and processes in a continuous process warehouse environment, supporting a continuous process manufacturing environment


  • Post-secondary education preferred
  • Experience in warehouse procedures with a cold store experience would be an advantage


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 50% of total work time


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and equipment and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud

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.