Our client is a successful food manufacturing business. They are a leader in their category and they have an excellent reputation for high-quality products and excellent customer service. The business has been growing steadily over the last few years, making a few very clever acquisitions along the way.
They are looking to continue growing and need to add to their Product Development team with a Senior Cake Developer!
This is a fast-paced role, where the successful candidate must have previous experience as a cake decorator, with a creative flare with a keen eye for detail, as well as experience in managing people or ready for this next career stage
This role is based in Hamilton, however, a willingness to travel is required as the Senior Cake Developer will occasionally visit our other sites.
This is a great opportunity for someone to gain experience with one of the UK’s largest bakery businesses. They’ll work closely with a friendly and engaging team from both a site and group perspective, offering opportunities for growth and long-term career development.
This is what you’ll actually do!
As the Senior Cake Developer they will innovate, recipe develop and creates cakes required by the business to a high-quality standard and according to customer requirements and specifications. They will ensure product development and deliver the balance of the required quality and innovation within the required commercial parameters. As well as managing recipe generation and recipe adjustments throughout the development process capturing all changes accordingly and correctly.
They will lead the development kitchen to be best in class kitchen organisation & maintenance by supporting the team to generate and effectively deliver the development activity to the highest standards. Therefore they will have effective internal working relationships across the functions to ensure the successful delivery of product development.
To be successful in the role they must proactively keep up to date with the latest trends including flavours and aesthetic appeal, and be able to plan and organise their own and their teams day to day workload in line with required tasks for completion. They will be open to change and strive for continuous improvement in delivery, behaviours and values and demonstrate passion and flair with best-in-class food and presentation skills.
Ideally, this is you!
Previous experience as a Cake Decorator (minimum 3 years)
Experience in managing people or ready for this as a next career stage
Creative Flare with a keen eye for detail.
Visually Innovative and creative
Baking Experience – Cakes, Celebration cakes, tray bakes, small cake
Experience in sugar modelling, sugar flowers and piping skills but not essential
Knowledge and understanding of Food
Excellent communication skills
Computer literate – computer skills and knowledge of Word and Excel systems
Basic or above Food hygiene
What’s on offer?
A highly competitive salary according to individual skills and previous experience.
If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up-to-date CV to Simon Norris.
Due to the high number of applications, if you have not been contacted within the first 5 days your application has not been suitable.