Join the Great Harvest Team
We are the Great Harvest Bread Company and we are “Bread Heaven.” Not just a set of words but the bar we set for everything; we live by this mantra. We are defined, first and foremost by our core product, our bread. It is special and we do it right. From the very start when we hand select our wheat from the Golden Triangle of Montana, the best wheat source on earth. To the time that wheat arrives, at locally-owned stores, where it will be stone milled into fresh flour on-site then baked into phenomenal breads and goodies every day from scratch. We continue to do it right until the special moment when our fresh baked goods are cheerfully passed over the counter to our customers -- who become lifelong friends of Great Harvest. This is Bread. The Way it ought to be.
Work here includes screening franchise applicants, training, opening new bakery cafes, testing Montana wheat for use in our franchises, creating phenomenal new recipes and a wide assortment of support services to established bakeries and bakery cafes. The company is small and growing. Great Harvest employees love great bread, are super nice, and have a full personal life as important to them as their work. It’s important to like small-town living, to enjoy business, and to have an assortment of skills and personal strengths to bring to the company.
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This position is located in Dillon, Montana. We are a vibrant college town surrounded by public lands for all kinds of outdoor activities and world-class fishing.
Small Business Consultant and Training Specialist
As a Small Business Startup Consultant and Training Specialist in Great Harvest, you will work with new bakery owners to take their dream of owning a Great Harvest Bread store from idea to reality. You will coach them every step of the way from designing their store to being on the ground with them, and training their crew at the business opening.
Don’t think you know how to do all of that? Not to worry. We will teach you. You must have a college degree and a couple years of restaurant/food service experience. If you want to be a part of all that is special in Great Harvest, we want to talk with you.
Great Harvest offers competitive salaries, a 401(k) plan, a health plan, a generous vacation plan and eleven paid holidays per year. And, of course, free bread!
Consulting: Work with a new franchise owner from signed franchise agreement to the first month of operation of their new store. The coaching involves sharing and coaching new owners’ best practices and helping them navigate all the details of a small business startup using the proven Great Harvest methods and systems. Experience in marketing, accounting (understanding numbers), and retail are a bonus. Consulting is about 40% of this job.
Training: Ensure new owners are prepared for bakery cafe ownership and operation. We facilitate 3 training schools on site, in Dillon, teaching sandwich making, bread making and bakery cafe operation. This person will be a coach for at least 2 of these schools every other month. We are also on the ground with new owners for 3 weeks during opening to train the new crew in bread and goodie making, sandwich and salad making, hospitality, front of house management; and to make sure the operation is running smoothly. Travel to these locations to participate in training is required. Training is about 60% of this job. Two years’ experience in restaurant/food service is required.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Restaurant/culinary experience
- Restaurant management experience
- Effective written and verbal communicator
- Self-starter with independence, initiative and drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and a can-do approach to problem solving
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift quickly
- Ability manage and build a cohesive, fun and successful team
Education and Experience:
- A minimum of 2 years management experience in a Quick Serve Restaurant or equivalent AND
- Degree from an accredited culinary arts restaurant management program (or equivalent) OR
- Four year degree from an accredited university
The ability to lift up to 60 pounds and be on your feet for long yours, in a hot bakery cafe with reasonable accommodation.
Travel: We are a travel company with locations in 40+ states around the nation.
Get a Job in Your Neighborhood
Our locally-owned Great Harvest bakery cafe franchises are always on the prowl for great people. If you have a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, and don't mind staying in shape by busting your tail making great bread, then you might be just the type of person they need. The pay will be decent, the music rocks, and the work environment is humane. Best of all, you get to give free slices to everyone you meet. You may even own your own Great Harvest Bread Co. one day!
Looking for openings in your neighborhood Great Harvest? Find your nearest Great Harvest location. Give them a call, or stop by the bakery cafe and ask to speak with someone about job possibilities.
Interested in Being Your Own Boss?
Find out more about our franchise opportunities and explore whether owning your own Great Harvest bakery cafe would be a good fit for you.