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Manager, Production Logistics

St Louis, Missouri
Category Headquarters Location ID 1 Location Name Saint Louis Support Center Address 3630 S Geyer Road State/Region Missouri Postal Code 63127 Country United States
Manager, Production Logistics

Manager, Production Logistics

Job purpose

Manages the distribution and logistics for Panera brand cafes and print plans including in-cafe signage/promotion materials, cafe openings and ad-hoc projects. They are our production and logistics specialist, managing day-to-day workflow for the entire print production process (cataloging cafe attributes, distributions, kit review and fulfillment) executed by our staff of in-house creative design and brand management teams. Ensure that processes are in place so all marketing creative projects achieve strong brand identity, consistency and are completed on-time, within budget and arrive accurately.

Duties and responsibilities

Program Analysis

  • Works closely with the Brand Marketing and Print Production teams to develop distribution logistics for use in preparing and providing creative direction to the designers
  • Review distributions and approve proofs; verify delivery of files to print vendors
  • Maintain detailed records/files of estimates, invoices, communications, proofs and related project information


  • Develop and maintain timelines and status of all projects
  • Build and maintain strong external vendor relationships
  • Ensure strict adherence of approval processes; improve processes when necessary
  • Estimate and communicate print budgets
  • Manage workflow of the in-house creative and production team
  • Play a cross-functional role working with other departments within the company, including Field Marketing, Production Managers, Brand Marketing, Quality Assurance and Legal

Process Improvement

  • Drive new ideas and innovation, exploring and recommending new cost effective printing and/or digital production techniques


  • Bachelors degree required, Marketing related field preferred but not required
  • Minimum 5+ years' experience with demonstrated professional growth in marketing or related field. Relevant experience would include print production experience, project management in an agency setting, print company or marketing department, coordination for a restaurant, retail or other fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced Excel skills are required
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities under pressure
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication
  • Detail-oriented with excellent proofreading abilities
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability and desire to work with minimal guidance
  • Strong fit with Panera Bread culture

Saint Louis Support Center

External Reference Code JR0017583 Company Name 100 Panera, LLC

Panera. Food as it should be.™

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