Production Team Lead

Requisition ID:  181994 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Management 

Job Category:  Central Production 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Rocky View County

Location: 5284 Alberta Central Kitchen 

Postal Code: T4A 3N4 


Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 



Ready to Make an impact?


The Team Lead is responsible in assisting the Production Manager in the day-to-day operations of the department. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality service approach to all employees, customers, and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Alberta Central Kitchens vision, mission and food safety standards.


Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


•    Communicate with team members and provide direction, assistance, and guidance regarding all department operations.
•    Adhere to time constraints defined by the Production Manager.
•    Ensure products are properly prepared, labeled and loaded into totes.
•    Troubleshoot problems and make corrective decisions on shift.
•    Assist in training of department staff.
•    Ensure Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Paperwork is accurately completed in a timely manner.
•    Relieve the Production Manager as required.
•    Follow established food safety, cleaning, and maintenance procedures.
•    Know and practice proper and safe use of all tools and equipment.
•    Report safety violations and hazards to Module Manager immediately.
•    Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
•    May be requested to undertake other related duties on a periodic basis.
•    Ensure products are properly packaged and labelled.
•    Ensure production operates using lean manufacturing and 5S principles; look for innovative and more efficient ways of operating.



What you have to offer:


•    Requires 3 to 4 years of progressively responsible experience in food service, in restaurants, hotel management, retail or production operations or experience/education completed in a related post-secondary culinary program.
•    Culinary training and best practices is strongly preferred. 
•    Proven ability to work independently and make decisions.
•    Superior quality and attention to detail.
•    Hands-on team player with the demonstrated ability to lead staff in meeting production goals.
•    Good computer skills and tools including Microsoft Suite and the Invafresh System (preferred).
•    Good organizational, time management and communication skills.
•    High standards of cleanliness and order.
•    Achievement or the ability to achieve a first aid designation. 
•    Must be able to work a flexible schedule including afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays.




We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


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