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Food Production Manager Job

Job Number: 2017-6318

Address: 1389 Hwy 92

Location: Acworth, GA

Date Posted: 9-18-2017



At PJ Food Service we are hiring for a Production Manager who is a subject matter expert with GMP's, HACCP and auotmated production lines.

Job Summary:

TheProduction Manager, in conjunction with the QCC Director, manages all aspects of dough production within the Quality Control Center (QCC). This position ensures adherence to all quality assurance programs, meets plant productivity goals, develops leadership skills in self and direct report team, and creates a safe working environment according to PJFS standards.


  • Oversee dough production and sanitation operations to ensure product integrity, consistency standard, and safety engagement.
  • Maintain a high level of productivity through true leadership, engagement, on-the-job training, measurement and follow-up.
  • Manage & develop production team by conducting regularly scheduled meetings, timely performance reviews and effectively resolving performance issues and celebrating team members through recognition.
  • Function as a key member on the QCC Leadership Team, maintaining positive peer relationships/teamwork in leading and demonstrating Papa John's Core values while ensuring daily business and customer service objectives are achieved.
  • Manage departmental budget, including all metric performance and payroll.
  • Perform inventory counts to ensure adequate product supply; order product from selected vendors as needed.
  • Effectively manage labor through planning, scheduling, and assessment of operational needs.
  • Drive productivity standards by analyzing metrics surrounding key performance indicators. Recommend/implement ways to improve performance.
  • Conduct periodic dough sampling and testing to ensure product quality integrity.
  • Lead and participate in system wide cross-functional teams and taskforces.
  • Establish department goals and objectives in alignment with PJ Food Service QCC and Company goals.
  • Ensure compliance with PJFS Safety, Sanitation and HACCP policies & procedures, federal, state and local regulations (OSHA, FDA, DOL) and all Papa John's International, Inc., policies & procedures.



  • Able to effectively communicate both verbal and written direction in English required.
  • General understanding of mechanical and mathematical skills required.
  • Working knowledge of principles of food manufacturing (including Good Manufacturing Practices) and distribution operations, and safety.
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • PeopleSoft and Kronos application experience preferred.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • College degree or equivalent experience in industrial/food manufacturing preferred.
  • 3 years progressive management experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and audits required, i.e., FDA audits, HACCP, etc.
  • Formal continuous improvement methodology (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TQM, etc.) preferred.


  • Occasional travel required.
  • 24/7 on call availability required.
  • Must have flexibility to work all shifts as necessary


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Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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