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Bakery Management

by Farm Boy

Position Type: Full-time / Permanent
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2014
Farm Boy

Job Description

Job Title: Department Manager - Bakery
Reports to: Store Manager
Location: Farm Boy Store - London, Ontario


The Department Manager is responsible for ensuring that all objectives and goals of the department and store, as communicated by the Store Manager, are met and/or exceeded. The Department Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of specific aspects of the department including ordering, merchandising, labour scheduling and customer service. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality service approach to all employees, customers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Farm Boy vision, mission, and the Farm Boy Way.

Major Responsibilities: 

  1. Ensure Farm Boy's readiness-for-customers standards are maintained at all times
  2. Manage department's key financial results to maintain a contribution margin equal to or exceeding big budget and weekly forecast
  3. Ensure the accurate receipt of all incoming department products, inspecting the items for freshness and quality, and reconcile products received with packing slips, purchase orders, invoices, etc.
  4. Analyze and control product transfers, waste and spoilage
  5. Ensure standards for cleanliness and procedures for proper sanitation are followed for all areas of the department including back room and coolers
  6. Create a staffing schedule to leverage productivity needs of the department; and verify attendance and payroll records prior to sending them to the Store Manager or payroll department for processing
  7. Train, oversee and assist staff in the proper preparation and rotation of product
  8. Maintain a proper department inventory using the perpetual inventory control system; conduct weekly  and year-end inventory checks for the department
  9. Create appealing and impactful displays; ensure product is cross-merchandised with other departments
  10. Ensure procurement plan-o-grams are properly executed
  11. Maintain accurate retail pricing and signage
  12. Follow through on all customer questions and requests
  13. Perform opening and closing procedures for the department and for the store as required by the Store Manager, and be on call for alarm system as designated
  14. Organize and lead regular staff meetings and coordinate department activity ensuring that goals are properly communicated and attained
  15. Hire staff as coordinated by the Store Manager and according to the customer service standards and employee profile at Farm Boy
  16. Ensure employee orientation, service standards and health/safety training is complete; follow-up with individual assessment of service quality, and coach for improved results
  17. Foster employee development, motivation and recognition
  18. May be requested to undertake other related duties on a periodic basis


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Typically requires completion of a post-secondary program with an emphasis in business, plus a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible supervisory or management experience in a retail environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A passion for food retailing and people
  • Successful completion of a Public Health Food Handler certification plus Level A First Aid and Basic CPR certification, or the commitment to complete within 6 months
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Excellent merchandising skills and an eye for detail
  • Ability to learn manual and automated systems/tools
  • Good knowledge of retail industry and food products
  • Skilled at handling complaints and communicating with upset, irate or irrational people
  • Experienced in developing and coordinating work schedules for others
  • Superior standards of quality
  • Good judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Experience in working with various computer software programs; e.g., Microsoft Suite
  • Clear and effective communication style, both written and oral
  • Skilled at working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining priorities and a high level of performance
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekend and holidays as required
  • Fluency in English and French shall be considered an asset

 Physical/Sensory Effort:

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Required to stand and walk for long periods of time during shift
  • Required to lift, carry or handle heavy objects

Work Environment:

  • Required to adapt to temperature changes on occasion (working on the retail floor as well as in coolers and freezers)

Interested applicants should submit their resume to

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London, Ontario

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