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Vice President of Operations Bakery Manufacturing

Company: The Cheesecake Factory Bakery
Location: Calabasas
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Position overview:You may know us for our beautiful and delicious cheesecakes and desserts---and for being recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For--"---10 years in a row! What you may--not--know is at The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, our staff members are our highest quality ingredient.--Reporting to the Bakery President, you'll lead and oversee manufacturing operations at The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Incorporated. The focus will be to optimize contribution and value to The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Inc. as the dessert supplier to The Cheesecake Factory restaurants as well as a functioning profit center with regard to domestic and international food service and retail. Collaborate closely with the Bakery President in TCFBI's leadership team, playing a significant role in strategy development and implementation. Accountable for all aspects of manufacturing performance in a bakery with 800+ staff creating delicious and memorable cheesecakes.--You'll thrive in this position if you are:Driven by results:--you're conscientious and persistent about delivering timely, high-quality deliverables.Expert in your field:--you bring deep expertise, engagement, and passion to every level, from day-to-day shop floor operations to strategic direction.An experienced people manager:--you're at home managing and elevating a team. You lead by example and enable your staff to realize their potential.Improvement focused:--you never turn off the thought "how can I do this better or faster?".Adaptable:--you're at ease in a fast-paced environment and able to effortlessly change direction when priorities shift.Responsibilities--Here's more of what you'll get to do:Leadership & Oversight:Lead and guide two existing bakery manufacturing operationsStrategic PlanningBakery Supply Chain & Procurement (including master planning, scheduling, and raw material/packaging supply warehousing)Manufacturing OperationsMaintenanceContinuous Improvement (NPD Scale-Up, Product & Process Improvement)--Collaborative Responsibilities with leadership team:Quality Assurance & Food Safety (including Technical Services)DistributionFinance & AccountingBakery Information TechnologyCustomer ServiceHuman Resources (including Training and Safety)--Support to Bakery President:Support Bakery President in Sales, Marketing, and New Product Development--Bakery Expansion:Work with TCFI Development Team and external collaborators to lead the design, build, and start-up of a third bakery--Continuous Improvement:Foster a culture of continuous improvementSystematically structure manufacturing processes to achieve measurable goals in People, Safety, Quality, Service, and Cost--Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance:Collaborate with VP - Food Safety and Quality Assurance to ensure strict compliance with regulatory and Company-defined food safety standardsDevelop and sustain new methods and procedures to enhance quality and safety--Maintenance and Safety Management:Work with plant managers and engineers to ensure effective preventive & emergency maintenanceManage departmental activity for compliance with safety laws, regulations, and company standardsOptimize efficiency within budgeted spending limitsQualifications--What we require:20+ years of progressive experience within manufacturing10+ years of senior leadership experience within food manufacturing, at the Director level or aboveStrong quantitative, interpersonal, and critical thinking skillsSelf-directed with the ability to work independently and collaborativelyExcellent verbal and written communication skillsEffective planning, organizing, and prioritizing abilitiesAbility to travel up to 50%Bachelor's degreeAbout the Company--Our state-of-the-art The Cheesecake Factory Bakery creates over 35,000 delicious cheesecakes per day across our two facilities in Calabasas, CA and Rocky Mountain, NC plus other baked products for our restaurants, international licensees, and third-party bakery customers.--The Cheesecake Factory Bakery is a subsidiary of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. Recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For-- since 2014, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is a global $3.3 billion public company with more than 300 casual dining restaurants.--We offer a people-centered culture and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all. We welcome applicants from a wide variety of identities, ideas, perspectives, and experiences, and encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.--#SoCheesecake #LifeAtCheesecake--We are an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer. The Cheesecake Factory Bakery offers reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities.

Keywords: The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, Los Angeles , Vice President of Operations Bakery Manufacturing, Executive , Calabasas, California

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