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

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Are you looking for a rewarding career where you Create Opportunities, Impact Lives and Make a Difference? Are you action oriented, a thought leader who can drive results? If the vision of People, Process and Prosperity excites you, then we are looking for you. We are The Bakery Cos, a family of baking and storage solutions, focused on anticipating and exceeding the demands of the wholesale baking industry through relationships, state-of-the-art equipment, and an untarnished record for quality.

Want to join a dynamic and fast moving organization? We are seeking a Shipping Lead to join our Nashville Manufacturing team.


Position Summary: 

Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 6:30pm-2:30am

The Shipping Lead's responsibilities includes supervising/ leading the work of hourly associates assigned on shift, creating and maintaining positive employee relations, ensuring a safe work environment while meeting company quality standards such as Safety, HACCP, Quality Standards, and GMP's through their direct reports.


Position is in an industrial setting that involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions, as well as Good Manufacturing Processes compliance. You will be pushing and pulling stacks of product that may weigh as much as 50 lbs., and lift materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds on a recurring basis.


  • Supervises shipping associate in Unloading trailers as they arrive.
  • Operate a stand-up forklift in the loading/unloading of trailers as needed.
  • Manages all BOL, trailer inspections, COA's, any/ all daily shipping and receiving paperwork.
  • Ensures equipment pallet jacks, forklifts, yard dog is clean, charged, and inspected prior to shift.
  • Offloads any ingredients or other materials delivered.
  • Supervises quality of the product, package seal, trays, dollies and coding.
  • Sweeps out and loads trucks according to load sheets, checking off stacks and/or pallets as they are loaded.
  • Writes down on the load sheet the dates of the product that goes on the trailer.
  • After load is complete, checks that the pallets on the trailer correspond to the number on the load sheet.
  • Throws away all empty boxes and bags.
  • Keep docks clean, removing any empty trays and pallets.
  • Supervises quality of the material received, trailer seal, and required COA's are attached and reflect the actual load.
  • Verifies and receives materials in company ERP system.
  • Ensures materials are easily identified, assigned a tracker ID tag for material movement, and material visual management.
  • Places materials in assigned racking or storage location.
  • Ensures proper rotation of product (first-in/first-out).
  • Communicate and record ingredient waste from the warehouse.
  • Notifies department manager and/ or engineering of any equipment problems immediately.
  • Keeps entire area clean at all times.
  • Perform Sanitation duties as needed and assigned by Supervisor.
  • Performs any other job deemed necessary by Supervisor.
  • Moves Company and third party Company trailers on and off property using company yard dog.


  • Follow all GMP's, Food Defense and quality policies
  • Properly load/unload all trailers to BRC standards.
  • Ensures all GMP and all food hygiene and safety standards are in compliance
  • 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


  • Knowledge of baking processes, equipment and terminology is desired.
  • Ability to process large volumes of repetitive work to meet established deadlines is required.
  • Ability to lift heavy materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds may be required.
  • Must have a current CDL license with yard dog experience. 
  • Completion of high school and/or equivalent education or experience in job related activities is required.
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