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Project Manager

Category Fresh Dough Facility Location ID 1 Location Name Cincinnati FDF Address 4434 Muhlhauser Rd State/Region Ohio Postal Code 45011 Country United States
Project Manager

The Project Manager, FDF Operations, will own full management of FDF-related projects through their life cycle including planning, developing, testing, versioning, and rollout. The projects could be very different in nature, including but not limited to growth projects, system-wide scaling projects, lean manufacturing projects, cost savings projects, and modern logistics projects. This newly created role will be key to successfully transitioning the FDF network from a cost center to a true profit center. The Project Manager, FDF Operations, will report to the Director of Finance, FDF Operations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads execution of all assigned projects while maintaining exceptional and consistent performance within budget and requirements
  • Works with multiple project teams to determine business needs and requirements, develop project plans, analyze and synthesize data, and implement solutions
  • Creates and maintains project charter & plan, timelines & minutes, key metrics & learning scorecards, and business requirement documents
  • Communicates effectively to business leadership and department heads to keep them properly informed and involved
  • Creates and maintains status update presentations intended for senior leadership; presents such presentations, as needed
  • Collects and analyses project and test data to drive decisions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to partner with associates from many different departments, including vendors and franchisees
  • Proven ability to hold self and others accountable, including stakeholders from other departments
  • Strong group facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluency with data-driven analysis and performance metrics
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit with a creative mind and a willingness to roll up sleeves and work at all levels of the organization
  • Very organized with the ability to switch back and forth between unrelated projects and tasks
  • Practical experience with continuous improvement methodologies, including but not limited to Six Sigma and Lean Management

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or other related field
  • 5 years of related experience with project management and continuous improvement experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred
  • Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt, Black Belt, other Lean Manufacturing) preferred
  • Must have strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint)

This role could require up to 50% travel within North America.

Panera operates more than 2,100 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada, under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Caf names, delivering fresh, authentic artisan bread served in a warm environment by engaging associates. These cafes are supported by 21 Fresh Dough Manufacturing Facilities that deliver fresh dough and produce 7 days a week, 363 days per year.

Cincinnati FDF

External Reference Code JR0011719 Company Name 100 Panera, LLC

Panera. Food at is should be.™

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