Bakery Manager – 6155 W. Las Positas, Pleasanton, CA 94588

The Save Mart Companies
Published
January 1, 2021
Location
Pleasanton, CA
Category
Job Type

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About Us:

The Save Mart Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in California and Nevada. It is home to a number of well-known brands in food retailing. You might have seen our banners that include Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California and Food Maxx. We also have 4 distribution centers and SMART Refrigerated Transport, a trucking firm that transports dry groceries, frozen foods, ice and novelties to all of The Save Mart Companies stores. We are a locally and family owned business, headquartered in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation - the San Joaquin Valley.

Some of our competitive benefits include: exceptionally generous benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K), flexible schedule options, Employee Connection (earn fun and valuable prizes!), Life Long Learning - Educational opportunities, Employee Association (discounted and free tuition options, contests, and support services).

We are currently recruiting for the position of:

Bakery Manager - 6155 W. Las Positas, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Job Summary:
The Bakery Manager will lead and develop a highly motivated team focused on serving guests with a primary emphasis on the overall Bakery and Fresh Store guest experience and team member engagement to consistently meet or exceed guest expectations.
Purposefully drives knowledge and understanding of Bakery department and local products through interaction and communication that inspires Bakery department team members to enthusiastically educate and serve guests.
The Bakery Manager provides leadership, direction, and oversees all bakery operations and staffing for the bakery department. The Manager proactively coordinates activities of team members in the bakery department as well as assigns job tasks, scheduling, company policy & food safety compliance, training, merchandising, department planning and production. Manages product quality standards, bakery production, baking, merchandising and sales functions, and inventory optimization and pricing accuracy. The Manager trains and develops team members to enable their success and ability to advance in their careers.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Direct, lead, and ensure the performance of prompt, excellent guest service to provide optimal service levels to maximize guest experience, sales, and profits
Manage and ensure the performance of proper food preparation, packaging, and team member and food safety standards
Review department sales, department merchandising, identify inventory/product opportunities, delegate assignments/responsibilities, monitor progress, and strategically adjust plans as needed to achieve departmental goals
Oversee and ensure the proper inspection and stocking of incoming orders to ensure product quality, proper inventory levels, and product rotation
Follow store procedures, price and labeling standards, cash handling procedures
Ensure the optimal number of team members are scheduled, present, and properly trained to meet daily guest service and overall bakery production
Perform and ensures proper department signage, product packaging, and product presentation to ensure customer confidence
Manages and ensures the performance and maintenance of all equipment and fixtures within the bakery department to ensure compliance with regulatory and company guidelines
Interview job applicants and evaluate work performance to recommend personnel actions (e.g. hiring, retention, promotion, transfer, dismissal)
Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Product ordering, inventory control, bakery operations, merchandising, sales techniques, and department management
Learn and retain policies and procedures, make decisions, lead and instructs employees, recognize sale trends and indicators, work within and promote a team environment
Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership/team building and training skills
Excellent guest service skills and suggestive selling ability
Strong organization, administration (to include department financial ) and math skills
Knowledge or understanding of:
o Department operations and financials
o Bakery products to include seasonal/holiday trends
o Trends in cooking and recipes that effect demand
o Department food safety and hazardous materials rules/regulations
o Visual merchandising techniques
o Use and care of professional produce tools and equipment
o Employee and labor relations practices
Education: High school diploma or equivalent knowledge gained through formal education, specialized training, or additional job experience; some college education is preferred
Experience: Two years of Bakery Department experience
Other: Must be available to work a variety of required retail hours

Physical: Basic office and store environment: ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach, pull and lift objects up to 40 lbs.
Competencies:
Customer Focus
Leading People
Management Skills
Personal/Interpersonal Skills

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

* Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership/team building and training skills

* Excellent customer service skills and suggestive selling ability

* Strong organization, administration (to include department financial) and math skills

* Knowledge of:

o Department operations and financials
o Bakery products
o Department food safety and hazardous materials rules/regulations
o Baking and decorating techniques
o Visual merchandising techniques
o Use and care of professional bakery equipment and tools
o Applicable union contractual agreement language

Education: One year of college (or equivalent knowledge gained through formal education, specialized training, or additional job experience)

Experience: Two years Bakery Department experience - or - in current Produce, Meat, or Center Store Department Manager role

Other: Available to work a variety of required retail hours

Physical: Requires standing and other physical movements on a frequent basis. Requires lifting up to 40 lbs.

Competencies:

* Customer Focus

* Leading People

* Management Skills

* Personal/Interpersonal Skills

The Save Mart Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diverse workforce.

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