We're hiring: Head Baker

Elsie May’s Electric Lounge is expanding! We’re looking for an experienced Head Baker who loves a challenge and can help us launch our new bakery. 

The role would ideally suit someone who is a team player with great leadership skills, can thrive and adapt easily under pressure and has a real passion for all things bread and patisserie.

You would ideally be an experienced Head Baker and have previous experience in running the day to day operations of a bakery including managing the bakery team. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage daily operations for Elsie May’s bakery, ensuring correct procedures are in place 
  • Work with the sales manager to build a good product offering, analyse KPIs and manage the production of goods according to customer demands
  • Lead, manage and train members of the staff where required
  • Oversee and organise work schedules and rotas 
  • Manage stock levels appropriately, order stock as and when required and undertake regular stock rotation/stock checks
  • Ensure opening and closing duties are completed correctly with exceptional attention to details
  • Ensure cleanliness of the building, equipment and facilities are to the highest standards at all times
  • Support the sales strategy and improve sales across all aspects of the business
  • Ensure inventory and maintenance is correctly recorded including wastage
  • Handle guest complaints according to provided guidelines
  • Designated keyholder

Experience required

  • Minimum of two years experience in a bakery production and management role 
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Organised and capable of multi-tasking with exceptional attention to detail
  • Passion for artisan baking, breads, patisserie and cakes
  • High standards of personal hygiene and personal appearances
  • Ability to be on feet for several hours at a time
  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • Ability to work as part of team
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to understand and analyse KPIs and sales charts
  • Excellent people person with the ability to train less experienced members of the team. 

Contract type: Full time, permanent contract - 40 hours minimum per week with early morning starts (3am-4am) 

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum

How to apply: Please send a covering letter and CV to naomi@elsiemays.co.uk

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