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Assistant Team Lead/Frontline
NJ - Swedesboro


Opportunity Snapshot
Own a key line leadership role at a growing and respected international company.
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If you combine experience leadership experience in a fast-paced production environment with strong decision-making skills and proven ability to coach and influence others, the role of Assistant Team Lead/Frontline could be your ideal opportunity. Here's why:

As Assistant Team Lead/Frontline, you will: ​
  • Take ownership of your role and serve as the right hand to the Team Lead by supporting a team of between 25 and 45 associates, and ensuring a steady flow of product into the bowl room. You'll add to your skills and experience by coaching team members and filling in production gaps as needed.
  • Make an impact by supporting the bottom line and KPIs through careful process control and inventory management.
  • Enjoy a positive, team-oriented culture where people have a good deal autonomy along with support when they need it, and where contributions are appreciated. We also place a high value on continuous improvement.
  • Have the best of both worlds -- the tight-knit team culture in Swedesboro and the stability and resources of a growing organization with an international footprint.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in New Jersey or at other locations. We hire from within whenever possible and you'll find examples throughout the plant of people who have worked their way up. From this role, you could move to a Team Lead or other supervisory role.
  • Bonduelle has invested heavily in the Swedesboro facility, adding a good deal of automation. They are committed to investing in equipment, people and operations to deliver top-tier fresh products.
We have first and second shift positions available, so feel free to share this information with your network of qualified peers. 

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. For over 45 years, we have been a leader in offering the most innovative fresh food products to consumers around the world. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., we focus on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. We manufacture a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, elevĀte™ and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ brands. 

Pictured: Our processing facilities apply the latest global standards of food safety and quality. Using the latest technology and equipment, our goal is to ensure we only offer the highest-quality products.
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Make an impact in a hands-on frontline lead role responsible for a shift team of 25-45 associates

The Requirements
Leadership skills, knowledge of production and schedule flexibility are key.
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To be a good fit for the Assistant Team Lead/Frontline opportunity, you will have:​
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1+ years of experience supporting performance in a leadership capacity (lead, coach, etc.) in a fast-paced production environment. Food and Beverage or CPG industry experience preferred, though we will consider any production experience Quick question for you - click here
  • Lead experience with teams of 10+ preferred
  • Process-driven with a strong understanding of production environments and processes 
  • Experience in a high-volume, multi-shift environment preferred
  • Results orientation with an understanding of plant KPIs (e.g. production, quality and safety)
  • Inventory experience is a preferred
  • Lean experience is a plus
In addition, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including speaking, reading and writing skills in English
  • Bilingual skills are a plus; patience in communicating in a multilingual environment
  • Basic math skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced role
  • Team player able to work collectively to execute processes
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and planning skills with strict attention to detail
  • Ability to work regularly in a refrigerated environment (34° to 40°) Quick question for you - click here
We are hiring for the first and second shifts, with each position responsible for a product area (i.e. Salads or Bistro) and a line. Depending on your assigned shift, you will work Monday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday, from approximately 5:30 AM - 4:00 PM or 3:30 PM - 2:00 AM. Additionally, we will look to you to be flexible with your schedule to meet production demands. You may be asked to work beyond your scheduled hours, and/or on Thursdays and/or Sundays when seasonal demands are high. You will work the first shift during training. 

Pictured: Our Ready Snax® Snack Packs are the perfect snack solution at work, after school or anywhere on-the-go. Each of the nine varieties was created to curb your hunger and provide you with a boost of vitamins, all with fewer than 250 calories.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Team Lead, as Assistant Team Lead/Frontline, you will play an important, hands-on production leadership role overseeing a team of 25-45 associates, depending on the line, product and shift. You will assist the Team Lead, serving as the line leader and his/her right hand (similar to an assistant supervisor). You will be responsible for coaching team members and ensuring strong production flow and proper inventory usage. Based on the production schedule, you will oversee the inventory flow -- meats, cheeses, lettuce, trays and inserts, etc. -- deciding which item comes next in order to create finished Bistro or Salad products. You will also ensure inventory accuracy as items are fed into the production line, and as unused items are returned to the inventory system. This is heavy, fast-paced production with a constant flow. The plant runs 13 production lines with multiple product changeovers every shift. Strong communication with the line team and a commitment to following safety protochols at all times will be essential.  Quick question for you - click here

More specifically, you will: 
  • Complete the daily schedule 
  • Oversee the pulled orders, ensuing SKUs are accurately entered into the system
  • Maintain inventory levels for unopened boxes to ensure the lines never run out of product
  • Lead, coach, train, and delegate tasks to team members, including learning the training of the Vorne Efficiency Tracking System
  • Follow and enforce GMP and PPE safety guidelines and standards
  • Follow and maintain HACCP and sanitation guidelines and processes
  • Communicate, verbally and in writing, to complete downtime reporting, hourly production rates, and BPM (bowls per minute)
  • Maintain yield standards
  • Oversee and maintain good housekeeping practices
  • Coordinate staffing of line(s), breaks, lunches and communicate to supervisor
  • Communicate and educate line associates on good product and quality
  • Comply with Safe Quality Food (SQF) regulatory requirements
  • Complete quality verification of bowl and case label (top and bottom of labels)
  • Facilitate basic machine troubleshooting/inspections for sealing equipment, case and bowl label applications, case erectors and taping equipment
  • Complete product changeover tasks
  • Oversee machine and condiment set-up and operation (sealing equipment & label applicator)
  • Verify that product meets quality standards for size and color without having foreign objects or defects
  • Oversee product rotation (FIFO) and product availability
  • Fill in where they may be gaps in the line (e.g. breaks, lunch, absences, etc.)
Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: Our latest line of chopped salad kits are inspired by flavors and recipes from around the world.
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Why Join Us
Consider some additional reasons to join us.
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Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day.

Be The Difference
The Bonduelle Fresh Americas Difference is our identity. It defines the value we create that fuels our growth in order to be the most innovative fresh food company. It also defines the culture we create that enables our success and gives us the freedom to invest in our people, our business, and ultimately our consumers. The values defined in The Difference support our ability to give our Associates the freedom to drive results, learn and have fun

Corporate responsibility
We are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture, reducing our environmental impact, encouraging all employees to drive a culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR), feeding people well and feeding them sustainably, and promoting the well-being of our employees and communities. See the video for more information.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety or quality issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.
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Road to Success
Those who thrive and excel with Bonduelle have a lot in common.
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Those who succeed in the role of Assistant Team Lead/Frontline are self-starters who take pride in their work and ownership of their responsibilities. They have strong communication and decision making skills, are proactive and process-driven, and methodical about watching KPIs in order to deliver on results. They are also driven to learn and improve. You'll know you're hitting the mark when people come to you as a leader and line expert. 

To be an outstanding Assistant Team Lead/Frontline, you will:
  • Set and manage expectations
  • Have an unwavering commitment to food safety
  • Drive positive employee relations, setting the tone by example
  • Own your role and responsibilities, maintaining a commitment to quality
  • Deliver results, working to meet and exceed key performance indicators (KPIs) 
  • Dedicate yourself to learning, including cross-training with other lines
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively and timely
  • Bring a strong work ethic and pride in your work
If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you.
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Bonduelle Fresh Americas is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.