23 Jun 2022

Bakery Specialist at Choppies – Zambia

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Job Description


Job Role: Senior Management

Full Job Description
To provide efficiently, quality baked goods to Customers.

Essential Functions

  • Follow bakery standard operations procedures (SOP)
  • Production of cakes, breads, desserts for the Sales
  • Completing training and food safety courses per requirements
  • Cleaning and sanitizing bakery equipment and preparation of surfaces
  • Supervise part-time and employees in the bakery Section
  • Training Employees in Bakery production across the stores country wide
  • Costing, Budgeting and provide financial advisory service to the heads of operations
  • Proper Recipe mixing and advising
  • Hand on persons, with full drivers licence and willing to travel country wide


Major Accountabilities

Produce cakes, bread, cookies, desserts etc.

  • Print recipes for the day and instruct Employees on proper preparation methods
  • Ensure consistency by supervising baking processes closely and teaching Employees about product standards
  • Work alongside Employees as required and Direct cleaning and sanitizing as required

Utilize computerized inventory/ordering system to establish production schedules

  • Using daily production report, determine products, batch sizes, and completion deadlines for assigned area of responsibility
  • Determine personnel needs for each product
  • Deploy workers as efficiently as possible

Verify product inventories

  • Check raw ingredient inventory levels to make sure enough is on hand to complete daily production
  • Work with Receiving Specialist to fill inventory needs as necessary
  • Count final production quantities to make sure enough has been produced to fill the orders

Prep and organize orders

  • Inspect final products for quality and consistency
  • Sort orders by delivery location
  • Double check orders
  • Deliver orders to loading dock area before delivery deadline

Mentor employees from Bakery Section

  • Teach Employees good work habits: arrive on time, work efficiently, no horseplay, etc
  • Teach Employees about proper food handling procedures
  • Teach Employees about baking techniques



  • Minimum of 5 years and above experience preferably in retail food chain outlets / restaurants
  • Culinary school graduate with Full Grade 12 Certificate – Added Advantage
  • 5-6 years full-time equivalent bakery production experience or culinary certification/Diploma/degree from accredited culinary school

Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications:

  • Knowledge of food regulations and safety procedures – certification is required, but may be completed after hiring
  • Ability to read and follow complex recipes
  • Ability to perform in a stressful environment – FMCG (Super store set up) may cause workload to increase tenfold from normal day.
  • Must be able to stay calm and focused.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Ability to schedule tasks in order to meet delivery deadlines
  • Basic computer skills
  • Supervisory skills – ability to train Employees to use time efficiently and to be uncompromising regarding product quality.

Physical Exam Required: Medical Report & Police Clearance
Desired Start Date: 22nd June, 2022.

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Method of Application

Send Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter only at this stage to: Email: [email protected]



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