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Company: Panera Bread
Location: St. Louis, MO
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


Sr. Manager, Ops Strategy & Analytics

Panera Bread is a specialty concept with unparalleled people and quality products offering careers as diverse as our breads. Panera Bread is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong business acumen and communication skills as well as strategic, analytical, and technical capabilities to fill the role of Senior Manager, Ops Strategy & Analytics.

This position will be located either at the Laumeier Support Center, located in St. Louis, MO or can be remote.


  • Partner with the Ops Strategy & Innovation team in support of delivering against their goals

  • Analyze and drive key strategic and operational initiatives from idea to implementation

  • Develop practical and creative solutions to complex analytical challenges

  • Build multi-year strategic plans for key initiatives

  • Build strong working relationships within company; highly cross-functional role

  • Work directly with field management, the Ops Strategy & Innovation team, cross-functional Support Center teams and senior leadership


  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of relevant experience or MBA from a top ranked business school and 3+ years of relevant experience.

  • Previous experience in management consulting or corporate strategy preferred.

  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to understand Panera's business model through analysis that drives to insight and action

  • Ability to partner with field management, Support Center teams and senior leadership

  • Effective verbal and written presentation skills; ability to tailor by audience.

  • Expertise with Microsoft PowerPoint is a must

  • Skilled with analytical tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel). Prior experience with OBIEE or SQL a plus. Willing to roll up sleeves to do analysis but also drive to outcomes and next steps

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and ambiguity

  • Proven track record in coordinating and prioritizing multiple projects effectively

  • Performs well under pressure within team and individual setting

  • Willingness to ask for help and leverage the knowledge of others to overcome tough obstacles

  • Collaborative working style. Enthusiastically makes contributions and takes satisfaction in team accomplishments. A positive can-do attitude.

Panera Perks

  • We offer a cool and colorful place to work where you are surrounded by other people who want to be here.

  • You get to play hard, have fun at work and participate in our culture of helping those around you.

  • Alongside the normal salary and benefits, you have access to all the free coffee and baked goods you could ever ask for.

  • The chance to join a fast-growing team looking to chalk up a huge “W” in 2020 and beyond.

Saint Louis Support Center

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