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Panera Bread.

Operations Manager

Panera Bread. - Washington, DC

Operations Manager The FDF Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire operations within the Fresh Dough Facility.


Responsible for dough manufacturing operations, enabling managers and associates to achieve goals for on time delivery, quality products, cost and safety.

Provide work direction, resolve problems, prepare schedules and set direction to ensure timely completion of work.

Evaluate and coordinate results of production and support departments to ensure effective use of labor, ingredients and equipment resources for production.

Ensure a high quality production daily.

Experience with Lean manufacturing, 5S, Six Sigma (certification considered a plus)

Maintains communication between Bakery Cafes to ensure orders are filled and product's quality, consistency and delivery meets their needs.

Monitor product standards ensuring our fresh dough products meet the required level of quality.

Train and develop direct reports and ensure bench-strength building across all levels.

Accurately purchase all ingredients and equipment needed to complete the production schedules on a daily basis.

Ensure inventory is accurately recorded and monitor production schedules and quality standards.

Validates and enforce strict process controls, GMP's, sanitation and safety standards.

Verifies production shifts are efficient and on schedule.

Identify and resolve equipment and staff issues as they arise during the shift.

Make necessary adjustments to formulas and production schedules to accommodate late add on.

Ensure management staff and associates follow and complete formulas, schedules and required documentation.

Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training salaried associates; planning, assigning and directing work. Also responsible for conducting management performance evaluations, coaching and disciplining and addressing complaints and resolving issues.

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's Degree or a combination of education and experience.

Minimum of 5 years of previous food manufacturing experience (preferably in fresh dough production/manufacturing environment; including direct supervisory experience.


Fluent in English and/or the ability to comprehend and interpret English.

Flexibility to work in a demanding and changing environment.

Ability to apply and understand basic mathematics.

Computer knowledge (Microsoft Office, Word, etc.)

Strong commitment to quality, quality processes, safety and cleanliness.


17 days 4 hours ago

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Location: Washington, DC

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