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Sr. Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance - Saint Louis, MO




 This position reports to VP of Fresh Dough Facility (FDF) Operations with a dotted line to our Quality Assurance Department.  The Sr. Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance will interact with FDF Management and Associates as well as Panera’s Quality Assurance team and serve on cross-functional teams driving food safety initiatives.

The Sr. Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing Panera’s food safety quality control program at the plant level, designed to ensure production and distribution of safe food products consistent with our established food policy standards.

This position has duties which include the development of food safety procedures and policies, report writing, data analysis, facility auditing, assistance in the development of process improvement plans, formal communication to both internal and external customers, provide training to FDF Management and Associates related to food quality and food safety, and interaction with regulatory agencies as needed.

Key Accountabilities:

·         To assist our FDF's in the development, implementation, and execution of our Food Safety policies and systems in accordance with FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Controls), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), and other appropriate regulatory guidelines.

·         Actively assist in the training and development of FDF Management and Associates on essential food safety guidelines and GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices).

·         Monitor, review, and investigate food safety complaint data and work with local management on thorough follow up and action plans to ensure we are mitigating food safety risks.

·         Provide technical expertise and support to the field on projects designed to improve our food quality, food safety and sanitation.

·         Conduct periodic internal audits to ensure we remain in compliance with all local, state, and federal (FDA) regulatory agencies.

·         Collaborate and work in tandem with Quality Assurance to resolve food safety issues relating to fresh dough and produce.

·         Support and drive the execution of key food safety initiatives in our fresh dough manufacturing facilities.

At Panera Bread, we share a common set of cultural values:

·         No Jerks – Our relationships are based on respect and honesty

·         No Shortcuts – We get the tough stuff done with optimism and mastery

·         Profit Provides Possibilities – Profit sustains the growth of our concept and our people

We Offer: Competitive Salary • Award Program Potential • Competitive Health & Welfare Benefits • Company Matched 401k • Employee Discounted Stock Purchase Plan • Paid Vacation • Paid Holidays • Product Discount




·         B.S. in Food Science or related field

·         3-5 years of work related experience in food industry, bakery manufacturing and/or produce experience desired

·         GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certification / experience

·         Knowledge of food microbiology, food safety, food safety controls, food defense, sanitary design, auditing, and GMP’s

·         Possess and maintain technical and professional knowledge as it relates to Regulatory Compliance, FSMA, and HARPC.  Prior Auditing experience

·         Prior Recall experience

·         Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast pace environment

·         Must be computer literate, including word processing and spreadsheet applications

·         Strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact positively with Associates and Management at the Plant level

·         Self-starter with a positive attitude

·         Ability to travel as much as 50% (1st year could be as much as 75%)

Panera operates more than 1,900 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Café names, delivering fresh, authentic artisan bread served in a warm environment by engaging associates.  These cafes are supported by 22 Fresh Dough Manufacturing Facilities that deliver fresh dough 7 days a week 363 days per year.


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Primary Location

 US-MO-MO-Saint Louis


 Michael Barrett


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