Assistant Bakery Manager

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The Rouses Assistant Bakery Manager is an important member of the leadership team, partnering with the Bakery Manager to maintain an efficiently run department and positive working environment for the team. They are responsible for the department in the Bakery Manager’s absence. While this individual is already skilled in Bakery operations management, this position is a developmental role, positioning the individual to grow their team leadership capability, financial acumen and business insights. The position reports to the Bakery Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnering with the entire Bakery Department team to achieve sales, profitability and labor targets
  • Guaranteeing a remarkable shopping environment including: friendly and helpful Bakery Department team members who deliver exceptional customer service experiences, fresh products, impeccable food safety, sanitation and cleanliness conditions, in-stock merchandise and accurate pricing/signing
  • Preparing bakery offerings to company specifications and programs
  • Communicating effectively with customers, team members, store management and other Rouses business partners and vendors
  • Training and coaching bakery team members
  • Supervising completion of required department activities, such as creating value-added products, cake decorating, ordering, receiving, price checks, cost outs, transfers, and maintaining safety, sanitation and cleanliness standards
  • Partnering with the Bakery Manager and Culinary Trainer to interpret financial results to determine opportunities and solutions
  • Contacting vendors to request credits or other needs
  • Following weekly merchandising direction and creating visually appealing displays
  • Evaluating product quality and freshness
  • Monitoring use and maintenance of department equipment and facilities
  • Using web apps to access reports, email and other systems
  • Completing required paperwork, forms, etc. accurately and on time
  • Conducting monthly physical inventory
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Current Food Safety Management Certification, or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire
  • Strong knowledge of retail Bakery Department products and operations
  • 1+ years of experience in a retail Bakery department, cake decorating experience preferred
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Able to distinguish product quality and freshness standards
  • Able to stoop, squat, reach and maneuver to move product, boxes, bags, shelving, carts and equipment
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.