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Assistant Bakery Manager

Posting Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Shreveport, LA

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 202 stores in three 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

Ensures baked goods are prepared and displayed in accordance with Company standards. Works closely with bakery personnel to promote department sales and customer service to support profitability goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in conjunction with upper management to train and develop partners, schedule, plan, assign, and direct work.
  • Supports upper management with the review of historical data regarding sales, ads and promotions. Co-manages inventory using item management processes to ensure satisfactory in-stock levels. May review profit and loss, sales, shrink, and labor data with department manager.
  • Indirectly responsible for maintaining and improving sales performance, financial results, public relations, product quality, and work standards.
  • Enforces quality control and food safety standards and ensures dated products are stocked and rotated properly. Makes fine judgements about aroma, flavor, taste, texture, and color to inspect baked goods for quality.
  • Helps with all aspects of bakery production including preparing, packaging, labeling, catering, and occasional delivery of baked goods.
  • Uses creativity to decorate baked goods, promote themes, and merchandise product through appealing displays.
  • Checks inventory on trucks, unloads products, and ensures accuracy of inventory, product ordering, and associated paperwork.
  • Promotes product sales through use of suggestive selling initiatives and appealing product displays.
  • Maintains clean, safe and sanitary working and shopping environment by adhering to Company safety procedures.
  • Provides friendly and customer-service-oriented attitude by greeting customers, answering questions and taking orders by phone and in person.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of bakery department operations.
  • Intermediate knowledge of in-store ordering machine and inventory management processes.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and partners in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to read and operate digital equipment, meters, dials, and/or calibrated scales.
  • Ability to safely operate hazardous tools and equipment such as a bread slicer, commercial oven, etc.
  • Ability to use precision and non-precision hand tools.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods, and processes.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED and one or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • Food Handler certification required.
  • Manager Food Safety certification required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to talk and hear.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching, or handling.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Frequently required to use strenuous finger or hand movements.
  • Frequently required to bend, kneel, squat, or stoop.
  • Frequently required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • 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 hot surfaces.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Frequently exposed to extreme heat conditions (non-weather).
  • Occasionally exposed to wet, slippery, or damp conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Noise level varies.

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