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Operations Manager

Warren, Ohio
Category Fresh Dough Facility Location ID 1 Location Name Warren FDF Address 3643 Elm Rd NE State/Region Ohio Postal Code 44483 Country United States
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 products 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, GMPs, 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


  • Bachelors 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.

Warren FDF

External Reference Code R0005011 Company Name 100 Panera, LLC

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