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


Sr Manager, Regional Facilities Manager

Panera Bread, a specialty concept that is highly respected in its industry, has an exciting opportunity and is actively seeking a seasoned facilities maintenance professional who will proactively develop strong business partnerships within the organization.

The Sr. Regional Facilities Manager will bring proven results as a strong facilities project manager with a solid business background and an emphasis on restaurant projects. This role is multi-faceted and will have overall influence on vendor relations, contracts, and inspections. This person will be an ambassador of Panera's Cultural Values and will have accountability for managing emergencies, inspections, and all maintenance repairs.

This position will be based either out of the Detroit/Toledo region or the Virginia region.


  • Restaurant Facilities Management Project Manager overseeing select regions with 100+ restaurant cafes in 4+ states.

  • Active management of vendor-based facilities program, including operational crisis management, scheduling and communication with maintenance vendors, project bidding, tracking and closeout, budget reporting, providing recommended action steps and coordinating the distribution of reports.

  • Responsible for annual site inspections, identifying deficiencies and preparing plan of actions. 

  • Identify, manage, and minimize risks associated with challenging project variables throughout entire maintenance project lifecycles.

  • Manage internal communications with individual restaurant cafe managers and multi-unit restaurant management.

  • Ability to be a technical expert for restaurant equipment repairs and replacement for operations management.

  • Prepare and present project status reports on all applicable maintenance projects at regularly scheduled project status meetings.

  • Manage the processing of consultant, general contractor and miscellaneous vendor invoicing and payment applications.


  • 5+ years Outsourced Facilities Maintenance Program Management Preferred

  • Experience in restaurant facilities/operations is preferred.

  • Prior facilities maintenance related fields include limited construction project management, limited remodel project management, multi-unit facility project management, and/or vendor management and scheduling.

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook scheduling.

  • Strong organizational and scheduling skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player and thrive in a fast paced, high pressure environment dependent on managing multiple project timelines and schedules simultaneously.

  • Ability to communicate well, and work productively with, internal and external individuals within the restaurant operations management, maintenance vendors, architectural, design, construction, real estate and local City Building and Planning communities.

  • Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines.

  • Approximately 50% travel within assigned region

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