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Director of Operations, Bakery

Nashville, TN
Our client a leading independent bakery is actively seeking a Director of Operations to oversee several manufacturing facilities, leading both strategic and technical operations.  This role will be responsible for engaging and driving a positive culture.  The ideal candidate has successfully led all operations, quality, safety, and cost initiatives in an automated multisite plant role. 


  • Formulates or approves short- or long-term operating objectives in areas such as cost reduction, quality, and new product integration as undertaken at the plant level.
  • Responsible for the manufacture of safe quality foods that meet the requirements of all regulatory agencies and our customers
  • Implements, plans, and schedules to assure achievement of appropriate volume of production ensuring product meets targeted return on assets employed and contribution to sales and profits.
  • Defines and directs the administration plant or facility policies within the framework and intent of the company's manufacturing charter.
  • Ensures product quality meets established standards and that costs are within budget.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of capital plans related to production improvement or expansion.
  • Establishes and maintains favorable plant/facility company and community relationships through active participation in community affairs.
  • Directs the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment by eliminating hazards, training employees, and promoting safety awareness.
  • Manages and/or provides appropriate support for support functions such as accounting/finance human resources information technology.
  • Directs trains and develops subordinates leadership.


Years of Experience: 10+ years related experience

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.
  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Good PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
    • Solid technical knowledge of bakery manufacturing operations and basic understanding of accounting and human resources disciplines.
    • Financial analysis skills.
    • Lean or Continuous Improvement 

Daniel Frank 
President | Frank CPG Partners
Executive Search & Recruitment | Consumer Packaged Goods 
d) 615-369-3575 | m) 518-378-5976
dfrank@frankcpg.com | www.frankcpg.com 
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