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
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.
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
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
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
No Jerks – Our relationships are based on respect and
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 /
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
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.