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Sanitation Manager

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

  • Sanitation Manager 


  • Sanitation

Reporting to

  • Director, Bakery


Position Purpose

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

Responsible for ensuring the establishment and maintenance of a high level of hygiene standard throughout the plant.


Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure facility cleanliness standard meets / exceeds AIB / HACCP Requirements necessary for a “Superior” rating
  • Maintain Sanitation pre-requisite program and all SSOP documentation



  • Continuously review and update all cleaning methods, SSOP’s and detergent usages
  • Recruit and manage all the sanitation operators and supervisors
  • Coach, discipline and provide training opportunities as necessary to motivate team to high performance through reinforcement and recognition
  • Maintain the supplies of cleaning equipment and detergents to ensure appropriate service levels at all times
  • Coordinate the activities of service contractors - waste removal, office cleaners, uniform laundry, window cleaners, contract plant cleaners in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Ensure that the sanitation department operates within the prescribed budget
  • Ensure the adherence of all company policies as they relate to sanitation, leading by example
  • Maintain current knowledge of procedures and standards while actively seeking continuous improvement
  • Ensure all employees are aware of their responsibilities specific to food safety, legality, and quality
  • Maintain the required hygiene, safety and quality standards on the production floor
  • Other duties as required


Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Quality and service oriented with knowledge of the science of cleaning and HACCP principles
  • Experience with cleaning systems, contractors and processes for large facilities
  • Flexible and self-motivated with the ability to use initiative and foster a positive team environment.
  • Strong communication  and interpersonal skills to coordinate effectively with other departments


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • Diploma in food science or related discipline
  • 3-5 years management experience in a food manufacturing environment



  • 5-7 years experience managing a sanitation department in a food manufacturing environment


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 25% 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 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
  • Working with or around chemicals

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.