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Baker Job Description

Bakers use their knowledge of ingredients and food preparation to craft recipes and create baked goods. They measure and mix raw ingredients, bake and decorate items, and ensure that all raw and finished goods adhere to quality and food safety standards.

We are looking for a skilled, creative Baker who strives to provide excellent baked items and service in an efficient, professional manner. As a Baker you will design, execute, and improve recipes, perform quality cheques on ingredients and finished products, use icing, glazes, fillings, and decorations to enhance item presentation and process orders from customers.

You may be required to greet customers, answer questions, clean workstations and equipment, and perform other duties to ensure that customer needs are satisfied and the bakery is well-stocked and operating smoothly.

To deliver as a Baker, you should be efficient and friendly with a focus on food quality and customer satisfaction. You should be organised, decisive, attentive, and possess a strong understanding of baking techniques.

Baker Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong communication, time and resource management, and planning skills.
  • Attention to detail, especially when performing quality inspections on ingredients and products.
  • Basic maths and computer skills.
  • Willingness to work independently or with other team members to solve problems, plan schedules, fulfil orders, and create amazing baked goods.
  • Flexibility to work around customer demands, including early morning, nite, weekend and holiday availability.
  • Ability to work in hot, hectic environment, stand, walk, bend, use hands and appliances, and lift heavy items for extended periods.

Baker Skills and Requirements

  • Design and improve recipes.
  • Measure and combine ingredients and using mixers, blenders, heat sources, and other equipment to make baked goods, such as cookies, bread, cakes, etc.
  • Decorate and display finished products.
  • Test ingredients and finished goods to ensure that each item meets food safety and quality controls.
  • Greet customers, answer questions, make recommendations, accept orders and payments, and provide exceptional customer service.
  • Keep records relating to deliveries, inventory, and production levels.
  • Take client information and ensuring that deliveries are fulfilled accurately and on time.
  • Clean and restock workstations and ensuring that all equipment is sanitised and prepared for the next shift.
  • Strong communication, time and resource management, and planning skills.
  • Attention to detail, especially when performing quality inspections on ingredients and products.
  • Basic maths and computer skills.
  • Willingness to work independently or with other team members to solve problems, plan schedules, fulfil orders, and create amazing baked goods.
  • Flexibility to work around customer demands, including early morning, nite, weekend and holiday availability.
  • Ability to work in hot, hectic environment, stand, walk, bend, use hands and appliances, and lift heavy items for extended periods.

Personalising Your Baker Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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