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Job Specification

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Industry: FMCG

Job Summary

  • Functional Area: Business Development
  • Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Job Role: Bakery Manager
  • Reporting line: GM – Store Operations Manager
  • Direct reports: Bakery Section Staff
  • Preferred nationality: Open to all nationalities with FMCG KSA exposure

Established over half a century ago, our client is are a large conglomerate with long experience in food importing, distribution and manufacturing.  They also own a chain of supermarkets across KSA.

Role Overview

To lead the process of producing high quality baked goods. To bake measured ingredients through mixing, blending or cooking in order to produce bread, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies or other bakery style goods based on a precise knowledge of latest baking techniques and careful control of available resources

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent baked items and customer services in an efficient and professional manner
  • Manage bakery staff (recruitment, training, duty schedule, evaluation & leave plan …etc.)
  • Manage and control stock value and rotation (orders, production plan, control recipes, waste …etc.)
  • Negotiate the commercial aspects with suppliers
  • Conduct competitors’ price survey to enhance the bakery sales performance
  • Analyze the turnover, margin, waste and shrinkage
  • Control the hygiene of the bakery section and ensure ingredients and finished goods meet food safety and quality controls
  • Design, implement and improve a recipe cards for all bakery items and perform quality checks on ingredients and finished products
  • Plan and supervise bakery section production and cleaning activities to highest safety standards
  • Measure and combine ingredients using mixers, blenders and other equipment to make baked goods, such as cookies, bread, cakes …. etc.
  • Enhance bakery items presentation through decorative & appealing display
  • Greet customers, answer questions, make recommendations, accept orders & payments and provide exceptional customer service
  • Keep records relating to deliveries, inventory and production levels and maintain accurate financial records of bakery sales performance
  • Order and arrange for correct ingredients, supplies and equipment within the set budget
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies and merchandising initiatives for the bakery products to encourage customer purchases
  • Ensure that baking tools and equipment are properly cleaned and functioning
  • Train staff to produce high-quality bakery items while following proper food handling procedures
  • Inspect bakery items to ensure that established standards and aesthetic appeal are met

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Higher Degree with at least 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts is advantageous
  • Proven experience in managing a bakery with a food handler’s license
  • Sound knowledge of different baking techniques
  • Outstanding Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent Management & Effective Communication Skills
  • Exceptional Customer Service Skills
  • Willing to work flexible shift patterns as required
  • Ability to analyze consumption patterns and customer trends

Interested candidates please send your CV and contact details to profiles@darlingtonme.com referencing ‘Bakery Manager’ in the subject line.

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