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11/5/2018, Production Innovation Manager
Vancouver, British Columbia
Product Innovation Manager

Reports to: Senior Marketing and Product Development Manager 

Location: Vancouver Support Office and Test Bakery

COBS Bread is young and growing fast with plans to expand across North America. The company’s success can be attributed to the quality of our product, the development of our people and our warm and friendly customer service. 

At COBS Bread you get the growth of a start-up backed by one of the world’s largest bakery franchises. We are part of the world’s most successful franchise bakery network – Bakers Delight – an Australian-owned company. Bakers Delight has been in operation since 1980 and has more than 700 bakeries across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

Position Summary:
We are looking for a passionate and creative Product Development Specialist to work alongside marketing, supply chain, operations and other support teams to develop, research and prepare innovative products.  This position will lead the charge in testing, trialing, and implementing recipes that will influence flavors across COBS bakeries nationwide.

Key responsibilities include:
•Executing the product development strategy to deliver innovative products to market that align with COBS Bread’s revenue model and mission to Ignite a Passion for Bread and Fresh Baked Treats
•Managing the in-bakery trial process for new products and improvement
•Delivering the COBS Bread Continuous Improvement Product Strategy from test baking of new products and recipes to acting as a SME for the QA Team
•Working closely with Cross Functional Teams to ensure excellence in product quality, compliance and profitability by providing correct formulations and costing
•Building key relationships with strategic suppliers to source new ingredients and vendors
•Staying abreast of trends and developments within the industry, channels, and techniques that will keep the brand in the forefront
•Preparing finished products to the highest standards for marketing activities including promotional materials, photo shoots and customer events
•Collaborating with the Training Team to deliver national baking competitions, Baking Days, Master Class videos and other production training as required
•Maintaining the COBS Bread recipe book and electronic production sheet

What You Bring to the Table:
•5+ years’  experience working in bakery, food services, retail, hospitality or manufacturing industries
•Experienced qualified Baker (trained at Bakery or Culinary College)
•Extensive experience and passion for development of recipe, flavour, cost, and nutrition
•Knowledge of ingredients functionality, product evaluation, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, microbiology, quality assurance principles, and market research principles
•Strong project management skills in overseeing multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines with a sense of urgency
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills along with computer skills (MS Word and Excel)
•Knowledge of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods and/or Franchising is an asset
•Culinary Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or a related field is an asset
•Having a culinary blog and experience presenting via social media or TV is an asset
•Ability to work a flexible schedule depending on the operational needs
•You enjoy a dynamic, fast pace environment

What’s in it for You:
Not only do we have fresh COBS Bread product delivered daily to our Support Office, we offer some pretty sweet perks too!
•3 weeks paid vacation (4 weeks after 5 years of service)
•Support for professional development 
•Extended Health & Dental Benefits
•100% paid Medical Services Plan (MSP)
•A subsidized Wellness Program
•An on-site gym facility 
•A paid day for community service/volunteer time 
•Open concept office with a supportive, fun-loving team
•Complimentary self-serve kitchen full of fresh fruit, produce, deli meats and of course, COBS bread and treats!

Please note: 
•Some travel is required
•Working a minimum of 3 days a week at our retail test bakery, the physical requirements are:
oUse of tools, equipment, and machinery
oWalking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
oAbility to lift up to 50 lbs

Please apply directly to our COBS Bread Careers website on https://www.cobsbread.com/careers/product-innovation-manager/


We thank all applicants for their interest in COBS Bread but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Linda Vo, linda.vo@cobsbread.com
 
 
11/2/2018, Wanted - Head Baker
Summerland, Courtenay, BC
We are Seeking Experienced Craft Bakers to Lead out Team in Courtenay and Summerland

$23 minimum plus Benefits, plus 
(depending on experience)

ABOUT TRUE GRAIN
At True Grain Bread, our decision-making and culture are guided by our daily Mission, our company Vision and our core Values.

TRUE GRAIN MISSION
An unparalleled bread and bakery experience.

TRUE GRAIN VISION
Imagine a world where:
        the craftsmanship of the baker,
               the fragility of our planet,
                      the integrity of the organic farmer,
                             the strength of community and
                                       the simplicity of real food
                                             are valued and nourished.
Bruce Stewart, bruce@truegrain.ca
 
 
10/30/2018, Bakers Wanted
Summerland, Courtenay, Cowichan, BC
BAKERS WANTED
We are currently looking for all levels of Bakers for our growing company.
We seek talented bakers who share our philosophy of organic production methods and the craftsmanship of real bread and baked goods.

SENIOR PRODUCTION BAKER – SUMMERLAND, $17-22.65 + benefits
SENIOR PRODUCTION BAKER - COWICHAN BAY $17-22.65 + benefits
APPRENTICE BAKERS – SUMMERLAND,  COURTENAY, COWICHAN - will train and pay for your schooling!

ABOUT TRUE GRAIN
At True Grain Bread, our decision-making and culture are guided by our daily Mission, our company Vision and our core Values.

TRUE GRAIN MISSION
An unparalleled bread and bakery experience.

TRUE GRAIN VISION
Imagine a world where:
        the craftsmanship of the baker,
               the fragility of our planet,
                      the integrity of the organic farmer,
                             the strength of community and
                                       the simplicity of real food
                                             are valued and nourished.

TRUE GRAIN VALUES
Integrity - We value honesty and integrity at all levels, with customers, suppliers and co-workers.
Authenticity - We do not cut corners. We are genuine in our dealings and in our sourcing.
Mindfulness - We are conscious of nature, sustainability, and conservation as well as our interaction with customers, co-workers and community.
Balance - We work hard and play hard.  We make decisions with a high quality of life quotient.
Confidence – We value quiet confidence, in sense of purpose, passion, pride and winning attitude. 

Be part of something amazing!
Bruce Stewart, bruce@truegrain.ca
 

 

 

 

 

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