Production Supervisor

If you are an experienced supervisor looking to grow yourself further, then this could  your next big opportunity.

This is a new role  that takes the  front line production responsibilities across all unit operations.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated  solid form and  a proven track record.

Company Overview

Paneton Bakery is an Auckland based family owned bakery that supplies authentic French pastries and breads to a variety of customers in retail and wholesale. The operations run  24 hours per day  over multiple shifts. We are passionate about what we do and are always on the go, often with pastry or two in hand, so you will need to have the right balance of agility and structure.

About the Role

The position is based at our new Auckland bakery  and reports to the Production Manager. It includes responsibility  for leading the production teams for delivery on  a suite of operational metrics  This role is a new position resulting from realignment of operational structure to support growth our business is experiencing and planning

The  environment is fast paced, serious, but fun.The position takes serious ownership for production floor  favourable processing outcomes,  acts as coach and mentor  and motivator to individuals and teams. The supervisor will ensure that health and safety of all staff contractors and visitors across his/her watch is without compromise.

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure that a "safety first" culture is adopted across the team at all times

  • Supervise production staff across all production unit operations providing  clear direction and instruction

  • Monitor production, people, process and process outcomes ensuring that quality and food safety is paramount

  • Coach, mentor and develop staff to ensure that our team grows and develops in a positive way

  • Ensure that a performance based culture around quality is fostered

  • Be accountable  for  the  completeness and accuracy of end to end production documentation at all times

  • Responsible for  the daily /weekly/monthly production performance reporting as set by the production manager

  • Evaluate continually the operational activities with a continuous improvement mindset


Success Criteria 

  • A track record of success in FMCG or bakery (or a similar industry)

  • Experience in building, managing and motivating production teams

  • Previous experience in a small to medium sized entrepreneurial style business (could be beneficial)

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience

  • Strong organisational and planning skills

  • Food Safety knowledge would be advantageous

  • A strong understanding of bakery production could be advantageous

  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal

  • Has some flexibility with hours of work

  • Strong but friendly relationship building skills

  • A real desire and passion to make a difference to small food business

  • Passion for good food and premium brands


If you are an organised, dedicated and passionate person who is motivated to go the "extra mile" and help  take this business on its next stage of growth, then you should apply for this role by submitting your Cover Letter and CV here. Should you require any additional information regarding this role, please contact Bill Charleton on 0211633770.

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