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Niemann Foods Bakery Manager in Champaign, Illinois

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Niemann Foods

Bakery Manager


Niemann Foods


Bakery Manager


Department Manager


Full Time


First / Day Second / Afternoon

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Date posted:

June 30, 2020


2029 S. Neil Street, Niemann Foods - Harvest Market #572

Champaign, IL, 61820, US

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Harvest Market

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The Harvest Market Bakery Manager will lead department operations including but not limited to maximizing gross margins, ensuring sales production, controlling inventory and expenses. The Bakery Manager implements the weekly merchandising plan creating a positive experience for customers and providing the store with a profitable outcome. The Bakery Manager develops and maintains our Vendors, Makers and Producers relationships and works with other departments with cross merchandising. The Bakery Manager will assist the Store Director in creating a positive store atmosphere for customers and a positive working environment for Associates while fostering the Harvest Market culture.


  • Delivers superior guest service and ensure absolute customer satisfaction

  • Learns and uses the three E’s: Engagement, Educate, Empowerment

  • Analyze and measure business trends; develop and implement plans to maximize sales and meet or exceed goals and objectives

  • Ensures appropriate merchandise stock levels, merchandise adjacencies and presentations; signing and assortment in the department; ensure selling floor is adequately stocked

  • Reviews department/store trends and recommend and initiate changes for maximizing goals and objectives

  • Creates new formulas and recipes

  • Quality assurance checks in all areas of the department

  • Sources and manages new items and is responsible for resets and planograms.

  • Responsible for company assets including receiving, invoicing, pricing, shrink control, and inventory of Bakery Department

  • Ensures compliance with all laws, policies and procedures through regular department management and staff meetings, department walk through and audits, etc. Act as NFI's representative both within the store and within the community.

  • Evaluates and reacts to performance issues.

  • Maintains records of item information; Vendor, product details, retails and gross margins

  • Operates and uses all equipment necessary to run the department.

  • Works varied hours/days to oversee department operations.

  • Develops effective daily/weekly work plan based on weekly sales projections and budgeted labor goals

  • Merchandise planning and execution that leads to a well merchandised store

  • Stock levels and best practices throughout the Bakery Department

  • Personnel responsibilities for all Bakery Department Associates

  • Follows all Health Code guideline

  • Follows all store and department policies and procedures

  • Follows all safety policies and procedures; is a safety role model

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Passion/purpose

  • Foodie/farmer

  • Thirst for knowledge/curious/inquisitive

  • People enthusiast/outgoing

  • Genuine

  • Good communicator/desire to share

  • Trendy/fun

  • Honest

  • Techie

  • Leadership skills

  • Baking skills

  • Creative

  • Integrity

  • High Energy Level

  • Adaptability

  • Ability to multi-task


  • Directly supervises a varied number of Associates in the Bakery Department

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Training Associates; planning, assigning, and directing work.

  • Appraising performance; rewarding and coaching Associates.

  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);

  • Degree/certificate from a Technical or Culinary School is beneficial;

  • 5 years culinary/pastry management experience;

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • Basic math concepts (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication), percentages, distribution, penetration, gross profit and Sales per Associate Hour.


  • Manager Handler’s Certification as required by State Law provided at store level


  • Slip resistant shoes with closed toe and heel

  • Safety cutter

  • Uniform per store policy

  • Pallet jack

  • Ladder

  • Stepladder

  • Associates may be required to use standard bakery equipment including, but not limited to

  • Knives

  • Ovens

  • Proofers

  • Mixer

  • Bread slicer


Regularly (Over 2/3 of the time)

  • Stand

  • Walk

  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Stoop

  • Kneel

  • Crouch

  • Communicate with associates and customers

  • Lift and/or move up to 15 pounds

Frequently (Between 1/3 to 2/3 of the time)

  • Overhead lifting

  • Climb

  • Balance

  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Occasionally (Less than 1/3 of the time)

  • Sit

  • Crawl

  • Smell

  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


  • Close

  • Distance

  • Peripheral

  • Depth perception

  • Ability to adjust focus

  • Ability to distinguish colors



  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts


  • Risk of electrical shock

  • Wet and/or humid conditions

  • Extreme cold

  • Chemicals while cleaning

Noise Level

  • Moderate

    **Niemann Foods Management retains the discretion to add to or change the position requirements at any time.

**Position requirements may vary by store location