Di Bruno Bros.

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Commissary Executive Officer
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Full-Time [35-40 hrs]
DB Commissary & Catering
% of Base (%) 

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Commissary Executive Officer (CEO) – Come Be Hungry With Us!


What started out as a couple of brothers and some family members immigrating from Italy in the pursuit of the American Dream has evolved into a Philadelphia iconic food enterprise.  Since 1939, we’ve grown to five retail locations, launched a robust e-commerce business, an import & distribution business plus a catering & commissary kitchen.  Di Bruno’s is over 300 employees strong with plenty of opportunities for growth.  


As we continue to innovate and evolve, we expect our commissary to be a significant contributor in achieving our long-term enterprise growth goals.  This is no small feat and we need a food and beverage guru to lead us there. 

Our commissary is an incubator of food innovation which fuels both our Retail Store experience and our vision of becoming one of Philadelphia’s most reputable caterers.  It’s here where we conceptualize and design a variety of freshly made prepared foods from artisanal sandwiches and salads to old world entrees.  We have “just enough” infrastructure in place today, but need someone who has “been there and done that” as it relates to running a multimillion dollar food production facility.  We need a fearless leader who can implement industry best practices and develop our in-house team of foodies so we all can reach our greatest potential. 


Realistically though, the role of General Manager isn’t for the faint-hearted.  You will be challenged to work both strategically and tactically moving across daily business operations.  One minute you might be evaluating weekly financial performance, the next minute meeting with an important client to help finalize the booking of a 250-person wedding and the next minute engaging with our team to determine how to best manage our delivery fleet.   Regardless of the task, it’s critical you have strong situational awareness and EQ as you’ll work with diverse stakeholders (senior management, employees, customers, and vendors).  You’ll also need to be decisive, flexible and organized. 


Year 1 is going to be about:

  • Defining the business strategy and identity for Di Bruno Catering in the Greater Philadelphia market
  • Collaborating with Senior Management to maximize profitability through the creation and preparation of high-quality foods for retail distribution
  • Optimizing our financial operations with an eye for process improvement, flawless execution and smart cost containment strategies so we achieve or goals
  • Providing hands on leadership to our catering sales and operations and food production teams in every way possible so they are engaged and productive


Desired Skills & Experience

We can’t skip over some the specific skills and experience we know are a “must” to be successful.  So, we need you to have:

  • 10+ years of experience in a leadership role within the food and beverage industry
  • 5+ years of experience owning P&L responsibility for a business or business unit of 10+ million with the ability to manage competing interests of cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction
  • 5+ years of experience with hands on management, coaching, and development of teams of at least 40 exempt and non-exempt employees


Being a self-proclaimed foodie is also never a bad thing. 


If this sounds like you, let’s talk.  You can reach me dgray@dibruno.com or dibruno.com/careers.