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Manager Food Service

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
November 08, 2019

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Daniel Banks

**** ******** *****

Woodbridge, VA 22192

703-***-**** (C)

To obtain a position that utilizes my talents and experience in a wholesale bakery/food opportunity. My skills include breads, rolls, muffins, croissants, desserts, pizza crust across a wide customer base. Co-packing for Bimbo Bakeries, Nature's Own development with Flowers Foods as well as multiple customers thru wholesale channels such as Burger King, Applebee's, Aldi, Walmart, Costco, US Foods and many others.

General Manager Vie de France Yamizaki

September 2015 to Present Alexandria, VA

Responsible for total plant performance all departments and maintain satisfactory labor relations with BCTGM union. Managed over 50M revenue plus per year while meeting company goals and directives to provide quality products both frozen and fully baked to both food service and retail channels.190 plus employees with management team of 10


>Hired and developed Production Manager and two Production supervisors to efficiently operate the facility while meeting the highest quality standards.

>Promoted and trained in house personnel to Supply Chain Manager and Shipping / Receiving Manager positions.

>2015/2016/2017/2018 and 2019 obtained BRC AA rating 4 of the five years with 2018 earning an A rating.

>2016 successfully negotiated four year agreement (CBA) with BCTGM with minimum cost increase to company.

> Successfully developed new Croissant for major wholesale company thru partnership with Industry supplier.

>2016 and 2017 received prestigious Outstanding Safety Programs Achievement Award from American Bakery Association.

>2015 thru 2018 my team received bonus payouts each year for reaching company goals.

>2019 successfully installed and started 3 new production lines from closed plant in 3 weeks (Crackers, frozen cookie dough and frozen muffin batter).

>2019 negotiated and secured kosher certification for plant.

Director of Manufacturing Southern Bakeries LLC

2010 to 2015 Hope, AR.

Position reports to General Manager, in a large wholesale bakery facility. Had four production departments with muffins, bread sticks, bread/rolls and brown n serve rolls being our product mix. We co-packed breads and rolls for Bimbo Bakeries and Flowers Foods. Major customers also were Applebee's, Fazoli's and Walmart. While there consistently met company profit and efficiency goals on a yearly basis.


>Created culture that motivated employees to decertify and leave the BCTGM union

>.Five consecutive years achieved superior audit ratings AIB and SQF Levels 1 and Level 2 for the facility.

>Developed multiple new products for customers such as Applebee's brioche buns that increase revenue for the facility by several 100 thousand dollars.

>Supervised and maintained outstanding safety record at the facility.

>Hired and promoted multiple personnel to help facility achieve profit goals.

>My team achieved bonus payouts every year during my tenure there.

>Researched recommended and installed multiple CAP X projects such as robotics on our brown serve line from AMF to dough dividers (Reiser) on our 3 muffin lines.

Operations Manager / Supply Chain Manager Schwann's / Flowers Foods

2001 to 2010 Spartanburg, SC

I directed planning and operations in a multi high end dessert facility that achieved over 230 million dollars wholesale per year with Walmart a major customer 6 million cases of pies per year as well as other foodservice customers and restaurant chains such as Applebee's/TGFI and Red Lobster.


>While Operations Manager worked with outside firm to install Zero Based Budgeting system that identified and saved the facility over 5 million in two years by identifying and eliminating waste and labor thru process improvement.

>Successfully integrated new products from closed plant (Pembroke, NC) into the facility with no customer cuts.

>.From 2001 to 2010 achieved AIB Superior ratings as well as transition to BRC Auditing and achieved the same.

>Every year team achieved bonus payouts due to outstanding achievement of KPI goals.

>While directing Supply Chain successfully negotiated 3 million savings packaging cost by consolidating with one supplier.

Manufacturing Manager / Operations Manager

Flowers Foods.

1983 to 2001

Bluefield, WV /Jacksonville, FL /Montgomery, AL /Pembroke, NC

Positions were held in four different food manufacturing operations that employs up to 250 hourly and salaried employees. Maintained all quality standards for multiple bread and roll sku's.. Have successfully maintained and passed all QBA and AIB audits


>. West Virginia facility awarded number one conventional white bread award for the country from Quality Bakers of America.

>Managed and completed multiple CAPX projects that improved labor savings as well as improved quality. Example proof and bake system. .

>During this time period promoted and developed multiple personnel who continue to further their careers with Flowers Foods.


Thomas University Associated Degree 1977

Attended Valdosta State University and University of Alabama 1978 to 1982

American Institute of Baking Certified Bakers Diploma 1982


Rickey Ledbetter VP of Manufacturing and General Manager

Southern Bakeries Hope, Arkansas


David Stanaland VP of Operations

Bensons Bakery Athens, GA


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