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Lead, Bakery-Production

City & State: 

Chaska, MN, US, 55318

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

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

  • Lead-Bakery, Production


  • Production

Reporting to

  • Production Shift Supervisor


Key Accountabilities

The Lead, Bakery-Production will assist the shift supervisors with the safe and efficient production of products.



  • Responsible for producing a quality product that meets all the Safety, USDA, QA, and Customer regulations.
  • Effectively communicates as required with Supervisor.
  • Ensures that all products are in compliance.
  • Continuously looking for production improvements, or better methods to facilitate work flow for all workers on the line without affecting required quality or safety standards.
  • Assigns personnel in accordance to their capacity, ability and effort to perform their assigned jobs.
  • Exhibits, at all times, a professional manner to obtain maximum collaboration and better labor performance.
  • Ensures that all reports and documentation are correct and timely.
  • Verifies that all employees’ hours and names are correct, without exceeding the permitted hours. 
  • Verifies that the ingredients and usage corresponding to a product are correct.
  • Produces quantities as scheduled, especially for the occasional customers.
  • Maintains and provides communication to all the workers with regard to the next day’s production to assure that the workforce is prepared.
  • Prepares materials, mixes and batches in a timely fashion to ensure on time startup for next shift/day. 
  • Continuously trains workers to read and review recipes.
  • Trains workers on hygiene and safety rules to eliminate accidents.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • High School /Equivalent;
  • College degree or courses toward and 5 years of food production experience preferred.
  • Good communications skills, hard working, dependable, safety conscious.
  • Able to communicate and make logical decisions.
  • Walk the line and monitor events.

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.


  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Work standing or walking for long periods of time.
  • Work bending and squatting.
  • Work making fast and repetitive hand motions.

Work in cold refrigerated and frozen conditions


ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.