The Bakery Manager is one of the most important positions in the Bakery industry. Bakery Managers are responsible for all aspects of the Bakery including marketing, management, administration and finance. Bakery managers also ensure that Bakery personnel and production are conducted to standards and on time.
Being a manager in Canada means you have a lot of responsibility. You must have great management skills to run and grow a Bakery business. A manager needs to be organized, able to make correct decisions quickly, with a view to achieving a goal, and have the ability to motivate and retain a staff. They must be a go-getter and one who can bring the members of the company together. A good manager needs to work well with all the different levels of management in order to run a successful Bakery.
There are many aspects of a Bakery to consider and a Bakery manager needs to be experienced in all of them. The most important aspect of any Bakery is the Bakery Manager. You may find yourself in charge of a large number of employees and Bakery workers depending on the type of Bakery you own. You may have Bakery Workers and managers in your employ who are not solely dedicated to the Bakery but at the same time you will need to manage their position, and daily duties. You may find yourself having to coordinate with Estate sales men, accounts supervisors, accountants, financial managers and marketing managers.
You will have to keep on top of all aspects of the business from production to sales. One person’s view of your Bakery could be very different to another. In order to run a successful Bakery you will need to be able to listen to all perspectives. This will help to ensure that the correct decisions regarding the Bakery business are being made at all times.
If you are looking for a position as a bakery manager then you will need to consider if you have the right educational qualifications. A high school diploma or GED is usually sufficient but some employers may require additional qualifications. A good knowledge of English and Math are also beneficial. As with all other aspects of running a business, references and previous experience will always be very important.
If you are looking for work in a baking and pastry industry, then the ideal position for you would be as a Bakery Manager. A Bakery Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the Bakery, and has several key roles. Having a Manager also means you will be working with the largest group of bakers in the establishment. Being a Manager also means you are responsible for training new members of staff. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to manage a large team of people. Bakery Management can be extremely rewarding.