Daytime Production Manager - Bakery

  • District Doughnut
  • Jun 22, 2022
Full time General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

Reporting to: Plant Manager

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Oversee Bakery Operations Assist Plant Manager in the bakery operations to include but not limited to production operations, ordering, fulfillment, and supply chain & logistics.

Ensure operations are run in strict alignment with food safety and sanitation standards.

Ensure the accuracy, quality, and consistency of all products made.

Schedule staff & review time sheets.

Monitor and take inventory.

Monitor and assign daily/weekly tasks and checklists.

Spearhead Core Strategy Development & Implementation Identify inefficiencies and assist the Plant Manager in creating process improvements to optimize all systems.

Work alongside the Plant Manager to implement overall strategy along with the corresponding strategic goals, objectives, metrics, and balanced scorecard to optimize operations.

Assist the Plant Manager in the development and implementation of internal controls for all company systems, processes, and procedures.

Work with the Plant Manager to develop scalable systems, technology, and infrastructure.

Work with the Plant Manager, applicable partners, and the architectural design team to develop the prototype for future retail facing manufacturing facilities.

Assist the Plant Manager in the creating of the District Doughnut Strategic Plan.

Work with the Plant Manager and COO to map out and develop a CPG product roadmap.

Optimize Bakery Production Identify and improve all production inefficiencies. This includes proposing and implementing a plan for redesigning the existing production space layout and flow.

Assist in the research and implementation of commercialized production/manufacturing systems for the existing space and the future manufacturing space.

Spearhead change management and implementation initiatives for all bakery operations.

Oversee Bakery Employee Management & Culture Collaborate with HR and the Plant Manager to ensure the successful hiring, onboarding, training, performance evaluations, discipline, and terminations of bakery staff with an emphasis on company vision.

Responsible for Human Capital Management initiatives, to include the assessment of current bakery staff, development of a plan for increasing retention, and leadership of bakery recruiting/hiring initiatives.

Propose cultural improvements to include adding company branding elements to the manufacturing space and proposing ideas for integrating the bakery team with other areas of the business.

Work with the Plant Manager to develop a performance management system for the Kitchen. The system will align with the overall company strategic goals and objectives.

Oversee Bakery Supply Chain Logistics Assess the Doughnut Delivery Team process and provide recommendations for improvement.

Assist in developing the future supply chain design and strategy.

Assist in the development and implementation of the new catering/wholesale platform.

Assist the Plant Manager in the management of all ordering of bakery inputs. Maximizing purchasing efficiencies and optimizing supply chain costs as District Doughnut scales.

Ad hoc data analysis for all systems currently in place as necessary.

Perform other duties and assignments as necessary.


Bachelor's Degree Required.

Previous manufacturing experience a plus.

Previous experience managing a high-volume production facility a plus.

Currently have or have the ability to obtain a Food Safety Manager's Certification.

Advanced Excel skills.

Ability to format reports in a manner that effectively and efficiently conveys information.

Experience with data modeling.

Extensive experience implementing training programs and scalable processes, procedures, systems, and checklists.

Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, overnight shifts, and special occasions (according to business demand).

Must be able to stand for 8-10 hours at a time.

Ability to lift and handle equipment, supplies and other bakery objects weighing up to 50lbs.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Professional Expectations:

Energetic with strong passion for the food & beverage industry.

Analytical and strategic mindset.

Perform tasks methodically and accurately.

A mindset of constant business improvement, optimization, and scalability.

Ability to be vulnerable and self-reflective to recognize personal areas for growth.

Receptive to instruction by leadership and desire for continuous improvement.

Entrepreneurial spirit; embody perseverance and adaptability.

Integrity and honesty.

Calm, creative, and thorough problem-solving approach.

Clarity in interpersonal communication and flexibility in teamwork.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Cheerful disposition toward fellow employees, customers, and partners.

Energetic, disciplined focus on responsibilities.

Takes initiative and leads by example.

Organized with a strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills.

Must have strong communication skills - both verbal and written.

Ability to work well in a busy environment.

Type: Full Time

Expected Schedule

Estimated 5 days, 40 hours per week, but should also have on-call availability on Weekends

*Should be available for additional days and hours considering Company's evolving needs. Expect start-up hours, workload, and availability to assist with in-store shifts, manager training, and as needed from Monday-Sunday during operating hours.


Competitive Salary

Medical + Dental insurance coverage

Paid Time Off

District Doughnut is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At District Doughnut, we celebrate diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment for all team members. We provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.