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Assistant Manager - Panera

Panera Bread FDF Spanish Fort Full-Time
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Position Mission:

Assist General Manager by managing the daily operations of the bakery-cafe to ensure company standards are maintained and continually improved.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs above head with little or no assistance.
  • Must be able to stand up to 4 hours with no break.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 50 hours per week

Preferred Background:

  • AA or BA in related field preferred but not required.
  • 1-3 years food management experience, preferably in limited food service atmosphere.
  • Exposure to financial accountability.
  • Ability to plan, motivate and influence others.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Open and close the bakery-cafe.
  • Maintain Quality Bakery-Cafe Operations While Ensuring Customer Satisfaction
  1. Establish and build positive relationships with customers to ensure satisfaction and continued sales.
  2. Assist in ensuring the bakery-cafe is staffed to maintain company essence and quality standards.
  3. Communicate and ensure adherence to all bakery-cafe policies and procedures.
  4. Perform operational activities such as inventory control, scheduling, sanitation, planning, maintaining stock, monitoring food supplies and forecast projections and ensuring product quality.
  5. Support the General Manager and make operational decisions in his/her absence.
  6. Incorporate the 5 concept values into daily operation of the bakery-cafe.
  7. Assist in helping the bakery-café adhere to P.E.G.S. standards.
  • Management and Development
  1. Supervise the daily operation of the baker-cafe.
  2. Assist the General Manager in hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining associates.
  3. Act as a role model and demonstrate professional behavior with associates.
  • Financial Contribution
  1. Assist the General Manager in food cost management, analyze and understand P & L factors.

Skills required

Training And Development
Operations Management


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With more than 2,000 bakery-cafes in the Panera Bread® family in neighborhoods across the U.S. and Canada, our customers enjoy flavorful, handcrafted meals with a focus on our always freshly baked artisan bread. We’re committed to creating great-tasting, quality food you can trust, served in an atmosphere of warmth in each of our bakery-cafes. To us, that means serving food like we serve our own families – free of any of the items on our ‘No No’ List.

Along the way, we also like to give back to our community. We enjoy working together, shoulder to shoulder with our customers, to confront a serious problem plaguing communities across this country – Hunger. We’re proud of our Panera Cares community cafes, day-end donations at our bakery-cafe locations and partnerships with local non-profit organizations to help those in need. To learn more about our company, visit PaneraBread.com.

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