Production Manager

Panera Bread   •  

Lenexa, KS

Industry: Food & Beverages

  •  

15+ years

Posted 34 days ago

PRODUCTION MANAGER

At Panera, we believe it all starts with bread as the foundation of our business. And at Panera, the creation of our bread starts at our Fresh Dough Facilities. Our Fresh Dough Facilities, located across North America, produce and deliver the raw dough for all of our fresh breads and bagels sold in over 2,000 Panera bakery-cafes, every day. In addition to our fresh dough manufacturing, we also receive and distribute dry goods and fresh produce to all of our bakery-cafes, using our own fleet.

As a Production Manager with Panera Breads Fresh Dough Manufacturing Facilities, you will be a hands on leader of our production team who is responsible for producing bread, roll, and bagel dough that is delivered daily to our bakery-cafes. This includes mentoring and coaching associates while ensuring food safety, GMPs, and process controls are being followed while meeting quality standards.

  • 3 5+ years of hands on, management experience within a food production environment, preferably within the baking or related industry
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor hourly production associates
  • Good working knowledge of bakery production equipment such as mixers, dividers, rounders, proofers, etc.
  • Working knowledge of process controls and industry standards such as AIB (American Institute of Baking)
  • Past experience training associates in safe work practices and following GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Knowledge of food sanitation processes, procedures, and standards such as Steritech/ServSafe
  • A good understanding of working within a budget and meeting those goals.
  • Willingness and ability to resolve problems and jump right in to help
  • Positive and professional communication and customer service skills
  • Competent in computer knowledge accustomed to working in an MS Office environment and competent in Excel
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred
  • Willingness and ability to work weekends, holidays, and/or off shift hours
  • Good Organization and Time Management Skills.

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