Kitchen Manager

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Where would a bakery be without its bakers? If you can handle the rigours of a busy working commercial kitchen and motivate your team of bakers to achieve great things, we’d love to make you our Kitchen Manager. If you’re an organised sort who loves helping a busy kitchen to keep on track with its baking, the responsibilities of being a Kitchen Manager might just be the perfect role for you. Baking and decorating treats in our kitchens, the team keep our customers in delicious American cakes, cupcakes and desserts made to the highest quality standards.

If you love cake as much as we do and can keep up with the demands of our busy bakeries, we might just have an apron with your name on it!

What we offer;

  • A competitive salary of £30,000- £32,000 per Annum (dependant on experience)
  • A fantastic bonus scheme
  • The chance to be a part of a growing company with excellent progression opportunities with a brand at the forefront of the baking industry
  • See our benefits page for all the amazing incentives we offer
  • The chance to receive training with our Product Development team and experienced Branch Managers, along with Manual Handling and Food Safety training
  • Flexible hours – working 5 days out of 7 including weekends, early mornings and evenings
  • Full time hours 42 hours
  • 32 days annual holiday (including Bank Holidays)

What we are looking for - aside from being a people-focused manager and having a passion for fresh baking, you’ll have:

  • A positive outlook, ready to take on anything, with a personality that is reflected in your work
  • A natural ability to lead teams to produce the best quality products
  • Experience and aptitude for working in a hands on kitchen
  • A talent for baking and decorating cakes
  • Exceptional communication skills with excellent spoken and written English
  • Bundles of enthusiasm and a desire to give every task your all
  • Experience working with different recipes
  • A passion for training others
  • Creativity and a personality that is reflected in your work
  • An ability to make customers smile with delicious desserts
  • Experience managing a similar bakery business or transferable skills from a similar industry role
  • Completed basic Health and Safety and Food Hygiene certificates (a Level 2 is ideal)
  • Excellent planning, organisational, multi-tasking and time-management skills

Main Responsibilities

  • To support the Branch Manager by providing exceptional leadership to the team and to take responsibility to deliver the branch’s targets
  • To support the Branch Manager is building a kind, focused and motivating team culture
  • To prepare and present The Hummingbird Bakery product range to the highest standards, product briefs and schedules
  • To maintain the highest standards of personal presentation and hygiene in accordance with kitchen Food Hygiene rules
  • To lead and work as a part of a busy Kitchen Team
  • To undertake duties and tasks as directed by the Management
  • To maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in the kitchen and assist with any housekeeping required of the kitchen areas
  • To support with recruitment, training and development of the branch team, encouraging them to achieve their potential
  • To provide support, motivation, coaching and mentoring to your team
  • To build and maintain effective relationships in the branch and with the Support Office team
  • To motivate the team to deliver and maintain our excellent product standards
  • To ensure impeccable standards of cleanliness in the branch and to promote a ‘safety’ culture within the business
  • To work efficiently as part of a team in a busy environment
  • To lead the team to comply with all Hummingbird Bakery policies and procedures

We can’t wait to work with you!