Training Supervisor


Swedesboro, NJ, US, 08085

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Under direction of the Sr. Operation Manager, and in partnership with bakery people managers, this role leads the training & associate development experience throughout the bakery location.  Aspire Bakeries programs include New Hire Orientation, People & Food Safety Training, Job Upskilling and Cross-Training, and Career Development Experiences.  


This Supervisor is a part of a network of bakery Training Supervisors across the organization.  This network utilizes enterprise learning & development solutions and builds the bakery-specific training plans and tools needed to bring a culture of continuous talent development to life. 


The Supervisor keeps a keen eye on the experience and impact of training in the bakery, and works with the broader L&D team and the bakery leadership team, to identify solutions to challenges.  Marks of success in this role, include a bakery environment where people are up-to-date on everyday skills, stretching their capabilities with additional skills, and realize their potential to succeed in their job and build a career at the bakery.



  • Plan for, deliver, assess impact, and maintain effective use of enterprise & local training programs and tools, ensuring all bakery training needs are met
  • Ensure the associate training experience is of high quality & effective
  • Build new or improved bakery training solutions, in coordination with Regional L&D Manager
  • Oversee Training coordinators
  • Source & recommend local, external training resources that fit bakery needs
  • Track training outcomes, identify trends & insights, and provide essential reports to bakery leaders
  • Develop bakery people manager capabilities to reinforce and coach training skills in their teams
  • Develop bakery trainer capabilities to execute training programs


Essential Skills

  • Training needs analysis
  • Instructional design/content development
  • Train the Trainer
  • Coaching & feedback
  • Effective trainer
  • Organize and manage training plans and data
  • Root cause analysis & after-action review


Key Capabilities:

  • Tech savvy:  Quick learner on new technologies, and can teach others to navigate tools
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and builds buy-in
  • Visionary, that sees and stretches towards future capabilities
  • Creative, out-of-the box thinker, in approach to traditional programs and processes
  • Mind-set and ability to keep processes, tools, and programs simple, agile, scalable, and realistic
  • Ability to self-manage work progress, identify challenges, and propose solutions to completion
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Sound decision making and resourceful



  • High School Diploma; or Equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree or advanced certification in employee development, or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in training and development project management.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years advanced application of adult learning theory in project design preferred.
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred.
  • Designed and implemented a complex employee learning & development program.
  • Proven experience in completion of multiple training topics/type in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in food manufacturing industry is desired.


Needs: 2

Shift: 1 for 1st and 1 for 3rd


Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.