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Head Baker and Chocolatier - Seattle, WA

Botanica Seattle - Seattle, WA


Key Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily production operations of the company and all its components including logistics and baking.
Optimize, implement and successfully manage production efficiency and quality standards.
Manage the day-to-day activities of the manufacturing process, ensuring that both food and workplace safety best practices are maximized.
Develop new recipes for bakery line + chocolate line.
Analyze and implement process flow improvements, to include capabilities for growth.
Determine optimum staffing for production/packaging departments.
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal USDA/HACCP policies and regulations.
Evaluate employee performance and motivate to achieve peak productivity.
Oversee the employment and training of staff members, act as a mentor to staff.
Forecast facility capabilities and manage annual production operating budget.

Desired Skills & Experience

5+ years operations management experience in food production. Industrial bakery experience preferred.
Proven history of leading and growing a production team.
Experience opening new production facilities and starting new product production lines.
Strong knowledge of GMPs, HACCP and food production sanitation.
Strong leadership skills especially in coaching, mentoring and employee appreciation.
Able to manage multiple tasks/priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.
Strong verbal communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience with training, scheduling, quality control, safety and security.
Proficient in MS Word and Excel.

Please send your resume and CV telling us why you are the preferred candidate.

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