Posting Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Mansfield, LA

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 209 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Utilizes creativity and technical skill to plan and decorate bakery products. Assists with day-to-day bakery operations and promotes customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares, ices, and decorates cakes and other baked goods for display or customer requests.
  • Traces and copies drawings onto cakes by using a template or making free-hand sketches.
  • Identifies, matches, and blends icing colors. Makes fine judgments regarding colors, texture, aroma, flavor, and taste.
  • Selects appropriate decorating materials and tools to complete requests. Makes quick decisions under time pressure and takes initiative to decide course of action.
  • Stays current with cake decorating trends, processes, and technology; plans production schedule in conjunction with seasons, store promotions, and community events.
  • Inspects product for satisfactory production and food safety quality according to Company standards.
  • Provides friendly and customer service-oriented attitude by greeting customers, answering questions, and fulfilling customer requests.
  • Maintains clean, safe and sanitary working and shopping environment by adhering to Company safety procedures.
  • Promotes product sales through use of suggestive selling initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop and plan creative designs on baked goods.
  • Ability to use precision hand tools for decorating, carving, sculpting, etc under supervision.
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain department equipment (Partners must be 18+ years).
  • Ability to effectively communicate (in written and verbal form) with customers and partners.
  • Ability to work well with fellow partners and promote a team environment.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be attentive to potential hazards and remedy or place appropriate warning signs or devices around or near the hazard as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Must report any potential hazards that cannot be immediately remedied to a supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED and six or more months of related experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 16 years of age required.
  • Must be 18 years of age to operate motorized equipment.
  • Partners must be 21 years of age or older to drive for Company business in accordance with the BGC Business Driver Policy.
  • Food Handler certification required.
  • Decorator certification desirable.
  • Typically involves on-the-job training.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Continuously required to use fine finger movements or strenuous finger and hand movements.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 75 lbs.
  • Attendance at work is required.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a retail store.
  • Frequently exposed to equipment with sharp blades or edges under supervision.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Quiet to moderate noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Shreveport