Director Pizza Operations (18+)


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Job Summary

This position is accountable for the procurement, management, costing, distribution, and integrity of all pizza department items; oversees and directs all aspects of pizza product sales development and procurement for WinCo Foods.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in Pizza quality assurance policy and procedure development and implementation in compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory requirements, through interaction with corporate, retail store, and warehousing/transportation departments.  Establish goals, monitor progress and achievements. 
  • Develop innovative cost efficient methods for selecting, ordering and improving purchasing related to pizza department products throughout retail, warehouse and distribution systems.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to pizza department personnel.  Apply continuous improvement processes to enhance work flow, improve job skills, and individual knowledge of pizza department products to achieve company objectives. 
  • Analyze and monitor sales records, trends and economic conditions to anticipate customer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed.
  • Set ad items, select companywide promotions and oversee pricing.
  • Control and maintain targeted level of labor costs, gross margins (store level and distribution centers) capital expenditures and sales.
  • Plan and organize departmental meetings using effective public speaking skills.
  • Strategic business forecasting, identify competitive advantages, changes in technology trends, changes in markets to meet the customer demand and company goals.
  • Meet with vendors and suppliers to negotiate cost and select new items.
  • Manage division supervisors and buyers to provide leadership, coaching and set goals.
  • Develop and manage the training for the Pizza Manager in Training (MIT) program.  
  • Performs other duties as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Wholesale Operations, Business Administration, or closely related field OR equivalent education, training and/or experience demonstrating considerable knowledge of wholesale pizza operations.


  • 3 years experience establishing and implementing training programs for retail operations.
  • In a role as Divisional Supervisor or Director of Pizza or similar Operations for a chain of 50 stores or more.
  • 5 years experience applying knowledge of food safety, recall procedures and sanitation.
  • 5 years experience verifying compliance with FDA Food Code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other requirements including conducting visual inspections and creating reports to address issues, obtain and maintain all necessary licensing /certification.
  • Demonstrating strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) software.

Ability to:

  • Travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Be available to respond to calls on urgent matters involving food safety including after business hours, on weekends and holidays. 
  • Write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings.

Additional Requirements:

  • Acceptable Department of Motor Vehicles driving record.

Preferred Education, Experience and/or Credentials:

  • 5 years’ experience working in retail pizza operations or related area.
  • Thorough knowledge of supply chain management.
  • Combination of warehouse and retail experience.
  • Strong business acumen.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with company policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of personnel may vary. 


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