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Technical Manager – fast growth cake business

c£40,000 (negotiable)
Closing date
7 Oct 2021

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Calling all technical managers with a love of cake!

We’re Cakesmiths, one of the UK’s leading independent bakeries, making, baking and selling cakes to coffee shops across the land. We’re driven by a passion for creating amazing cakes, by hand, in small batches which we then freeze and deliver to our customers throughout the UK.

Our customers know us for award-winning handmade cakes that taste great and made with the highest quality, and we’re on the lookout for a technical manager to help us continue to deliver that to them.

You’ll be joining a fast-growing business, proud of its AA BRC accreditation and 100 strong team.

The role

As technical manager, you’ll have two main areas of accountability:

  1. Technical – product specification (through Erudus and customer-specific product specs) including QSR, supplier audit, maintenance and leadership of BRC accreditation to maintain our AA status. You’ll also be leading HACCP customer and trade body audits.
  1. Quality control – delivered through QSR and taste panels and ensuring that the quality is at the heart of what we do across the business

You’ll be ensuring:

  • Accurate completion of Specifications and QSR sheets. We currently use Erudus for all internal specifications in time for product launches 
  • Compliance to BRC standards and the maintenance of audits internal and external with accuracy and traceability with your small team.
  • Compliance to current food safety legislation and conformance on inspection
  • Maintenance of staff training on hygiene and food safety.
  • Site maintenance to ensure a clean, tidy and safe work environment to the standards set
  • Quality – Compliance of the product to QSR as set with strong NPS results and customer feedback on quality


You’ll have:

A proven record previous success in working in a similar role within the food industry

  • Previous responsibility for formal site audits which must include BRC.
  • At least 4 years’ experience of management of people and resources
  • Team leadership and motivational skills, with examples
  • Strong communication, organisational, problem-solving skills.
  • To grow your career in a fast-moving, dynamic and industry-leading workplace

You’ll get:

  • c£40,000 + benefits (negotiable)
  • Six month and annual review
  • A great working environment with fantastic colleagues
  • Discount at our own coffee shops in Bristol
  • Regular company events, pizza nights and get togethers
  • As much cake as you can eat!


Cakesmiths are the UK's leading artisan baker of coffee shop cakes supplied online overnight or direct to wholesale.  All our cakes are handmade in small batches by experienced bakers at our bakery in Bristol.  

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