Production Supervisor

We are Bread SRSLY, makers of wildly nourishing, SERIOUSLY delicious, gluten-free and vegan sourdough bread in Berkeley, CA. Our mission is to reunite people with sourdough when they thought good bread was off the table. We bake thousands of loaves of bread each week and ship them all over the US to eager gluten-free eaters. We value organic ingredients, sustainable business practices, livable wages, fun in the workplace, and meaningful relationships with our staff, vendors and customers.

The Bread SRSLY Production Supervisor is the captain of the bread production ship. From hitting our daily numbers to helping production staff achieve their goals in the workplace, you will help your team achieve outstanding levels of quality, stability and job satisfaction.

We are looking for someone with superb interpersonal skills and experience building and leading a team. People you manage describe you as a clear communicator and an empowering leader. You treat people with kindness and patience while you help them succeed and grow in the workplace.

Our ideal candidate is cool under pressure and approaches challenges with creativity and optimism. You keep morale high and you navigate issues with fairness and candor. Your priorities in the kitchen align with our company culture of Communication, Respect, Collaboration & Teamwork, Food Safety, and Worker Safety.

You will have 8 direct reports, plus several indirect reports. You will report to the Operations Manager. This full-time exempt position requires a flexible schedule Sunday-Thursday that will revolve around the needs of your production staff.

The Production Supervisor will:

  • Foster a great work environment, emphasizing a culture of communication and safety.

  • Measure, track, and share information about production performance.

  • Celebrate workplace successes and recognize team member contributions.

  • Check in with all direct reports weekly, and maintain excellent records.

  • Facilitate daily production team meetings, collect notes, and follow through on action items.

  • Collaborate with staff to discover and implement new production efficiencies.

  • Develop new leaders in Production.

  • Structure, schedule, manage, hire, and train your production teams.

  • Learn the essential functions of Baking, Mixing, Packaging and Dishwashing.

  • Maintain high food safety standards at all times.

  • Implement and improve Quality Control, Allergen Control and Batch Control systems.

  • Oversee timely and accurate completion of daily/weekly production documents.

  • Author operating procedures and forms and revise as needed to reflect current processes.

  • Represent the Production team at bi-weekly Management Staff Meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Managed people and built teams

  • Supervised food production or manufacturing for 1+ year

  • Trained new employees

  • Trained new managers

Our Expectations:

  • You bring your A-game each day, and put your best foot forward

  • You prioritize Food Safety and Worker Safety at all times in the workplace

  • You crave feedback and respond to it gracefully

  • You deliver feedback constructively

  • You treat people with respect

  • You are eager to learn, teach and share

  • You help our business succeed

  • You are able to manage a large workload through effective prioritizing

  • You are a strong communicator within production and cross-functionally

  • You take a solutions-oriented approach to problem solving

  • You are able to see the “big picture” when making decisions

Basic Requirements:

  • Conversational Spanish

  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 lb.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Computer literacy

  • Familiarity with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets)

  • A Bachelor’s, Associate’s, Culinary degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Food Safety Manager Certification

  • Authorization to work in the US

  • 2 Professional references

  • Curiosity about food


Extra Credit:

  • Prior bakery experience

  • In-depth knowledge of food safety

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Knowledge of Gluten-Free ingredients and processes

The Perks:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

  • Paid vacation

  • Great coworkers + Delicious gluten-free sourdough bread

Please send a cover letter and resume to hiring@breadsrsly.com. This salaried position pays $60,000-75,000 per year DOE, and commences on or before July 2, 2019.