The Bakery Cos.
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Company Overview:

The Bakery Cos. is one of the fastest growing companies in Middle Tennessee and one of the most exciting employment opportunities headquartered in Nashville!  We are comprised of several high-speed industrial bakeries in Tennessee, Georgia and South Dakota and provide our team with some of the industry's best opportunities and benefits.  The Bakery Cos. manufactures assorted bread products for national and global brands such as McDonald's (ever had an Egg McMuffin?), Pepperidge Farm, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, and Five Guys (yep, we make their buns).  We are growing exponentially and are in search of experienced candidates for our Quality Manager position in Nashville, TN.  The Bakery Cos. has been established for more than 20 years and prides itself on living out its mission every day by Creating Opportunities, Making a Difference and Impacting Lives.  Apply today to become a part of our dynamic team and growing organization!

Position Summary: The Production Supervisor will oversee the production line by producing a high-quality product in a safe and cost-effective way to achieve performance targets. The Production Supervisor's responsibilities also includes supervising the work of hourly associates assigned on shift, creating and maintaining positive employee relations, ensuring a safe work environment while meeting company quality standards. The Production Supervisor will adhere to and support the organization's Vision, Mission and Values

Job Requirements

  1. Ability to use an ERP system.
  2. Proficient in excel and database.
  3. Proficient in power point.
  4. Manage hourly associates.
  5. Ability to manage and update associates schedule.
  6. Ability to track and manage production schedule.
  7. Working Knowledge of factory machines.
  8. Fast learner.
  9. Oversee large projects.
    1. Clearly layout project goal, cost, plan, and ROI's
    2. Execute projects on time and on budget.
    3. See project through to completion.
  10. Build and manage waste, downtime, and efficiency KPI's
  11. Report on all KPI's
  12. Flexible in hours
    1. Normal schedule 6:00 am 3:00pm
    2. PTO coverage for any shift
      1. 1st shift 7:00 am 4:00am
      2. 2nd shift 3:00 pm 12:00am
      3. 3rd shift 11:00pm 6:00am
    3. Projects would require availability any time day or night.



  • Responsibilities includes shift management and accountable for the operation, order accuracy, and employee relations. Protects the safety, hygiene and quality of the food, while meeting company quality standards.
  • Adheres to production schedules, assigning staff to ensure production orders are met for finished goods
  • Minimizes waste and costs, ensuring conformance to safety and quality standards.
  • Mentors and motivates associates, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.
  • Communicates performance standards to associates, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems.
  • Create a culture of safety and teamwork within the department
  • Ensure a safe operation, complying with the corporate accident prevention program, and following safe work practices.
  • Assist with required safety meetings with shift associates
  • Directs requisitions for maintenance and repair of production equipment, and for machine parts and manufacturing supplies. Recommends improvements in machinery and equipment and in manufacturing methods.
  • Ensures company standard practices and procedures are followed
  • Maintains and reports production-related information regarding yields, efficiencies and labor utilization to management and/or related tracking programs.
  • Identifies the temporary staffing needs and arranges for the presence and assignment of temporary or regular labor prior to line start-up.
  • Participates in weekly GMP, sanitation, and safety inspections throughout the production departments and corrects, or issues work orders to correct, any identified deficiencies. Follows up on work orders, with the appropriate employees to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.
  • Keeps abreast of latest manufacturing technologies and systems.
  • Approving employee's payroll time using the designated software
  • Performs other related responsibilities, as needed or directed by Production Manager, to support Nashville Bun Company business objectives


  • Follow all GMP's, Food Defense and quality policies
  • Ensures all GMP and all food hygiene and safety standards are in compliance
  • Report all food safety incidents such as GMP violations, ingredient and product contamination, metal detector, screen or magnet deviancies', glass breakage, and pest harborage.
  • Conducts audits of associates' Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), facility sanitation, preparation procedures, and quality documentation
  • Provide immediate and long-term corrective action in the event of non-compliance to food defense and quality


  • Bachelor's degree, 4-year college degree preferred not required.
  • 3 yrs. Production Supervision experience in a manufacturing plant.
  • Food Manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills and have demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to interface with management, employees and business partners in a competent, and productive manner;
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Ability to handle the physical requirements of the position, including repeated bending, stretching, twisting and lifting.
  • Ability to set and prioritize goals.
  • Worked in a continuous improvement environment preferred not required.
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