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Restaurant Director of Commissary Operations – K109

Position NameHospitality Recruitment: Restaurant Director of Commissary Operations
LocationTorrance, CA
Salary Range$120000 - $130000
Client Overview
  • Well-established bakery and nationally known brand for their baked goods
  • 100% from scratch bakery
  • $3 - $4 million in sales 

Why people LOVE working for this company!

  • They truly value their guests, employees and communities, and strive to make all of them feel welcomed and like family.
    • Competitive Salary + Bonus
    • Great Benefits (Medical, Health, Dental, Vision
    • Recognized national brand - everyone loves their baked goods
    • Financially strong and growing - 50 years plus in business
    • Fun and family- like culture - ingrained in the workplace:
    • Awesome CEO and C-level team - Great people who have a long-history in and passion for the business

Position Overview & Responsibilities

  • Model behaviors of Excellence, Dignity, and Telling it like it is in a way that can be heard
  • Develop and execute the Commissary’s operational strategy in accordance with broader enterprise goals
  • Establish and grow a high-performance team with a culture of excellence, transparency, continuous improvement, and data-driven decision making – a team that is proud to say they work for us and make irresistible products that people love
  • Develop ambitious, yet fair performance goals for the team, providing guidance and consistent feedback to set the team up for success
  • Develop leaders and build succession plans / business continuity plans for each shift as well as for the future
  • Partner collaboratively with shared service teams within the plant (e.g., Sanitation, Maintenance, Warehousing & Logistics), building trusted relationships in order to seamlessly execute and meet shared goals
  • Become the partner of choice for internal customers (restaurants, eCommerce, and Innovation), providing excellent service that not only meets, but exceeds their expectations for consistency, timeliness, and quality
  • Prioritize new product innovation / commercialization without sacrificing service levels to restaurants
  • Make employee and food safety a top priority, driving the development, training, and maintenance of quality / food safety plans in accordance with FISMA requirements (and USDA and SQF requirements if needed)
  • Prioritize what is “important” over what is “urgent”, establishing robust processes, procedures, and systems (e.g., ordering, fulfillment, purchasing, inventory management, production scheduling and execution, quality and food safety, etc.) in order to minimize “urgent” activities
  • Define and execute on the Commissary’s technology roadmap to achieve long-term goals of efficiency, transparency, quality, and data integrity
  • Establish robust forecasting models, processes, and tools to optimize inventory and production volumes, considering the dynamic needs of the business (e.g., holidays, weekends, new product launches, etc.)
  • Manage the Commissary P&L with a keen focus on minimizing costs and increasing the profitability of internal customers, without cutting corners or sacrificing quality and service levels
  • Develop metrics to understand and measure costs, efficiency, quality, and service
  • Develop creative solutions to space, labor, and equipment challenges, identifying and addressing issues before they happen
  • Assist with the development of operational plans for future sales channels supported by the Commissary (e.g., new restaurants)


  •  Medical
  • Dental (both HMO and PPO options available)
  • Vision
  • Life insurance (company provides benefit of 1 x annual salary plus $5,000) there is a option to add on additional coverage,
  • FSA, HSA, Dependent Care,
  • 401k (company match of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the following 5% - max match is 3.5% if contributing 6%.)
  • EAP

Position Requirements

  • Lives out our culture inside and outside of work (Excellence, Dignity, and Telling it like it is in a way that can be heard)
  • 5-7+ years of successful leadership experience
  • 3+ years in a food production or manufacturing role
  • Experience owning a budget or P&L with ability to analyze financial performance (e.g., profit, cost, inventory, waste, etc.) and identify key trends and drivers
  • Proven track record of building a high-functioning team of both salaried and hourly employees, developing leaders at various levels, and earning the respect of subordinates and peers
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change, operational transformations, and growth
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively solve problems as they arise
  • Insatiable curiosity and commitment to continually learning and improving
  • Motivated to perform in a challenging, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, while still being flexible and agile
  • Strong project management skills and process orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with personal integrity and collaborative working style
  • Ability to create and present executive-level reports in a clear, concise, and compelling way
  • Ability to effectively manage vendor and customer relationships
  • Experience implementing and leveraging technology solutions to drive efficiencies
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel)
Is there advantage to working with a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist vs a Job Board? Equal Opportunity Employer

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Patrice & Associates

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

    ~ Shane Laughran

    Allison Sullivan was amazing!
  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.


    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
  • Jonathan Litt set me up for success!

    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
  • Recruitment & Hiring for Sales Jobs - Patrice & AssociatesRick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!

    Very helpful and professional! Goes out of his way for people!          

    Thank you for all you do!

    Ken M.

    Rick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!
  • Rick Weaver is great!

    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

    Thank you,


    Rick Weaver is great!