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Value Stream Manager

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery,LLC Tarboro, NC

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Position Description                            (Salary $95K - $105K) 10% Bonus plan


Title: Value Stream Manager

Division: Supply Chain

Location: Tarboro

Reports To: Operations Manager

# of Direct Reports: Varies

Date: October 14, 2021




The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is responsible for overall safety, quality, cost, delivery, and morale of their assigned areas within the Bakery. The VSM is a senior level leader and directs day-to-day operations of Production Supervisors. VSM’s must be able to understand the Bakery goals and be able develop and clearly articulate value stream plans and action that achieve desired outcome of the Bakery. 






  • Manages the assigned production shift Supervisors to deliver product as scheduled, on time and in a cost-effective manner 
  • Deliver against safety, food safety and quality standards 
  • Accompany external and internal auditors on food safety inspections as requested
  • Assist supervisors and other managers in meeting plant goals and performance expectations. 
  • Manage ingredient, packaging, and labor variances to budget levels
  • Coordinate production and shipping and receiving resources to deliver product as scheduled, on time and cost    effectively
  • Create an environment and attitude of commitment to quality, safety and teamwork in all functional areas
  • Knowledge of food production processes, cGMPs, SQF requirements required
  • Knowledge of autonomous maintenance and preventative maintenance programs 
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and budgeting
  • Developed skills in management of ingredients, materials and labor including adherence to established standards 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously with numerous interruptions
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Must be self-motivated with a high degree of personal accountability
  • Must have good problem solving and recognition skills and be able to react quickly to dynamic business conditions
  • Be proactive in cost savings projects in order to meet individual and Bakery goals
  • Must be willing to work any shift as needed or required 

A trained designee will be appointed by plant management to cover for absences or vacancies.






  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in a manufacturing environment required.  Food and Beverage manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems, NetSuite experience preferred
  • Experience managing salaried personnel, including mid and end-of-year performance evaluations
  • Must have strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization
  • Able to effectively work with cross functional departments within the organization.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Knowledge of the RCA process and experience leading teams through problem solving.
  • Ability to work with very limited supervision
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience utilizing Microsoft Excel for data analysis




  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment while performing job. (i.e. safety glasses, ear plugs, bump cap, hair net, steel toe rubber boots, autoclave gloves, goggles).
  • May be required to work in hot environments (up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit) for intervals of 45 minutes. 
  • May be required to work in cold and/or wet environments of a minimum of 0 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  • Must be able to constantly stand, stoop, walk, bend, push or pull for duration of shift, which may last up to 12 hours.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to clearly articulate verbal and written communication to all levels of management within the company
  • May work in Production or Warehouse storage areas.
  • May be required to climb ladders/stairs.



Sara Lee Frozen Bakery,LLC


Tarboro, NC
27886 USA



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