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Production Manager II

Req. ID 34705
Primary Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14086

Secondary Location:  Not Applicable

Company Profile:  BRILL Incorporated, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a global provider of a wide range of bakery products and ingredients for retail and foodservice markets as well as artisan and industrial bakeries. One of the largest bakery manufacturers in the world, BRILL provides specialized ingredients such as bread and pastry mixes; fillings, icings and toppings; batter and frozen dough for muffins, cookies and viennoiserie; and finished products like cakes, donuts, and more.  BRILL’s mosaic of heritage bakery brands includes some of the industry’s most trusted names: Meister Marken, Westco, Multifoods and Waldkorn. 


Production Manager II


Brill, Inc., a CSM Bakery Solutions Company, is a leader in bakery ingredients and products serving retail bakeries and foodservice operators across North America. We have been inspiring creativity and defining special occasions since 1928 with ready-to-use icings, glazes, toppings, cakes, cookies and muffins. No matter how our business grows, one thing remains the same: a deep commitment to customer care, exceptional technical expertise and rigours standards of excellence. Our promise is to deliver fresh ideas and superior formulations that help our customers create a one-of-a-kind bakery experience.


Now it’s your turn. Go on… Be Brilliant.




Directs the operation of the facility to meet all of the quality, food safety, and customer requirements in the most safe, cost-effective, and timely manner by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


The Fine Details


  • Responsibility includes the management of activities for the safety, integrity, legality and quality of our food products.
  • Develop and implement plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees to increase plant productivity while maintaining optimal safe working conditions.
  • Develop and implement reporting methods and systems to evaluate and control attainment of planned objectives.
  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of facility.
  • Develop and implement training programs and plans to upgrade employee skills and cross- train for career development.
  • Provide direction, development and leadership to production supervisor(s).
  • Monitor plant departmental activities and assist with problems as necessary to meet planned production schedules and insure product quality.
  • Review operational issues with involved departments to resolve problems or implement changes.
  • Evaluate and recommend equipment purchases to improve production operations or working conditions.
  • Assist in development of capital budget plan to meet needs of the facility and corporate strategic objectives.  Report progress of capital projects to budget on a monthly basis or as requested.
  • Communicates Safety, Quality, and Food Safety policies to all employees. Ensures such policies are applied by all employees.
  • Implement, support, and maintain quality management systems, continuous improvement programs, food safety, employee safety, preventative maintenance programs.
  • Incorporate and support GMP’s and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Implements and monitors overall production performance and quality standards and ensure objectives are established, documented, monitored, and reviewed. Ensure non-conformities identified in quality programs are addressed and corrected.
  • Supports food safety, quality and legality.
  • Support, and comply with all quality management systems, continuous improvement programs, food safety, employee safety, preventative maintenance programs.
  • Support and comply with GMP’s.
  • Participate in TPM initiatives.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise employees in the Production and Sanitation areas. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Supports product safety, quality and legality.
  • Communicates Safety, Quality, and Food Safety policies to all employees. Ensures such policies are applied by all employees.
  • Support, and comply with all quality management systems, continuous improvement programs, food safety, employee safety, preventative maintenance programs and legality.              


The Secret Ingredients


  • Preferred fields of study include food science, business management, industrial management, and/or engineering.
  • Experience must be in supervisory and operational responsibility for food manufacturing.
  • Strong knowledge of all governmental regulations concerning the operations, e.g. OSHA, FDA, HAACP, as well as good manufacturing practices for food processing facilities
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 
  • Familiarity with mechanical functions of all machines/equipment. 
  • Personal computer skills to include spreadsheet software and word processing software (MS Word & Excel).
  • Proven competency in supervisory activities which require conflict management, developing subordinates, directing subordinates, managing and measuring performance, motivating, building team spirit and morale, and understanding diverse viewpoints.


The BRILLiant Recipe


  • 3-5 years related experience and or training in food or other manufacturing environment.
  • 4 Year college degree in Business Administration or related.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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