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Bakery Manager – fast growth cake business

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

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Are you an ambitious food production managers with a love for cake? The read on...

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. Our customers know us for cakes with high quality and consistency and we’re on the lookout for an experienced bakery or food production manager to help us continue to deliver that to them.

You’re joining a fast growing company with a strong commitment to cake innovation.

The role:

Tasked with managing and overseeing the running of the bakery, you’ll ensure the very best quality output from your team of around 30 makers and bakers across 2 shifts.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Managing day to day operations of the bakery building to seven days a week
  • The smooth running of the bakery (cake lines and shifts through a strong team leader structure)
  • Maintaining high standards and controlling wastage
  • Motivating and managing a team of bakers, production and packing staff
  • Defining and conducting improvement programs with best practice
  • Helping drive bakery performance against KPIs

You’ll have:

  • Experience running and managing a production team (ideally in food manufacturing)
  • Bags and bags of positivity and a clear cut work ethic
  • An eye for detail and quality
  • Be highly organised and able to see the big picture as well as the small detail.
  • Experience managing, growing and motivating a great team
  • A mindset of continuous improvement for products and production
  • A passion for cake!

This is a hands-on, challenging and key role in in an incredibly fast-paced and forward-thinking business.  There are significant growth opportunities for all our great people.. come and join us!

Reports to:

Operations Director


40 hours a week (5 days over 7)

Team reportees

c. 30 staff including shift leaders

You’ll get:

  • Salary and package to attract and match the right individual
  • Regular reviews
  • 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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