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Plant Manager Sales

Location:
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Posted:
February 18, 2019

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JIM FOUNTAIN

Aurora, IL · 630-***-**** · ac8i48@r.postjobfree.com

An AIB Certified Baker in Breads and Rolls with over 30 years of varied experience in Baking, Pastry, Manufacturing, Product Development, Technical Sales/Service and Management.

EXPERIENCE

JUNE 2016 – PRESENT

PLANT MANAGER, GOLD COAST BAKERIES

• Complete ownership of operations and production.

• Reduced workforce by 21% while increasing throughput.

• Managed overall waste at a level of 3% or less.

• Zero OSHA recordables under my supervision.

• Reformulation and product development for national customers.

• BRC ranking of “A” 2 years running.

OCTOBER 2015 – MAY 2016

PRODUCTION MANAGER AND SENIOR R&D TECH, LABRIOLA

• Improved quality and production methods of existing Artisan breads.

• Created R&D formulation and documentation standards.

• Maintained a successful mix attainment of 91% and packing attainment of 93%.

• Kept waste well below the set parameter of 7%.

• Ran my departments with zero OSHA recordables.

• Restructured Supervisor level management for an annual savings of $125,000.

• Brought top 10% of products in line with product specifications for an annual COG’s

savings of $157,000.

DECEMBER 2013 – SEPTEMBER 2015

PLANT MANAGER, REAL DEAL DESSERTS

• Assist in developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize

all aspects of bakery operations.

• Manage the selection, training, and development of production, packaging, S&R, and

sanitation staff.

• Coordinate maintenance and repair of equipment to minimize downtime.

• Manage the Product Development project pipeline.

• Scale up to commercialization

• Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to develop new business.

MAY 2009 – DECEMBER 2013

PASTRY CHEF/TECHNICAL SALES AND SERVICES, MASTER FOOD BROKERS

• Supported retail and wholesale customers by providing technical support, training bakers and cake

decorators, as well as marketing and sales strategies.

• Product development for retail customers based on their needs using ingredient and product sold on

behalf of our principals.

• Produced product and set displays for food shows and presentations to current and prospective clients.

MARCH 2006 – APRIL 2009

R&D CERTIFIED BAKER, NATION PIZZA PRODUCTS

• Development and reformulation of dough based products, sweet and savory fillings and toppings.

• Achieved goals by translating customer objectives into prototype and gold standard bench top samples.

• Delivered recommendations for product improvement, lean manufacturing.

• Coordinated production efforts with co-manufacturers.

• Organized line test runs.

• Recommended and resourced raw materials and gathered required documentation for Purchasing

Department.

EDUCATION

ASSOCIATES BAKING AND PASTRY, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE

CERTIFIED BAKER BREADS AND ROLLS, American Institute of Baking

References upon request



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