• Bakery Operations Manager

    Bakery Operations Manager

    Ideally, this operations manager will have a pro active approach, bounds of enthusiasm and energy and embrace a management style of positive reinforcement whilst operating in a firm but fair manner.

    Responsibilities to include:

    • To co-ordinate manufacturing and engineering resources to produce best-in-class products and service at lowest possible cost
    • Take a leading role in ensuring and promoting the Health, Safety and Welfare of people visiting the site.
    • Work effectively and efficiently with the rest of the site senior team to ensure that the needs of the BRC standard are met and exceeded.
    • Budgetary responsibility including cost of goods sold, labour, utilities, maintenance and factory expenses.
    • Ensure that reporting staff are appropriately trained and qualified to carry-out their duties.
    • Monitor, review and manage staff performance
    • Ensure that all personnel-related issues are dealt with in-line with company policy, legislative requirements and best practice.
    • On rotation, lead and attend meetings of the Works Consultative Committee.
    • Ensure that the methods and techniques employed within the factory are sufficient to meet the specifications and standards set by the NPD and Technical functions
    • Day-to-day running of the production facility
    • Maintaining and improving standards of performance in areas including but not limited to hygiene and cleanliness, output to input, and customer service, internal service levels and flow maximise and factory organisation
    • Work closely with the Operations Director to develop the CI strategy for the site.
    • Inspire and encourage colleagues and team members to buy in to CI concepts.
    • Lead and manage projects to ensure effective timely delivery.
    • Be prepared to contribute to other projects ensuring they are executed with CI.
    • Ensure that the appropriate resources are in place to quickly and effectively deal with breakdown and responsive maintenance.
    • Deliver outstanding machine availability through an optimised schedule of preventative maintenance – within budget.
    • Ensure that engineering spares and consumables are procured in an appropriate way and that each spend offers value for money.
    • Ensure that building fabric and facilities is properly maintained and in a good state of repair.
    • Manage the Goods-In, Production and Dispatch teams to ensure that stock is stored in such a way as to be protected from damage and contamination, easily located and accurately shipped.
    • Ensure that stocks are accurate and where there are any discrepancies, allocate resources to investigate and remedy root-cause.
    • Ensure that staff are fully conversant with traceability and stock control procedures.
    • Ensure that liaison with the Supply Chain team is regular, productive and professional.

    About Pieminister

    From Pieminister’s humble beginnings, selling pies at music festivals and market stalls, we have now grown to over 15 restaurants and have ambitious expansion plans to roll out more restaurants up and down the country.

    Pieminister is a multi-channel business developing pies (and other products) for Pieminister’s restaurants, cafes, brand licenses (which include pubs and leisure venues) and independent retailers, delis and supermarkets. Pieminister also host pie and mash weddings, cater for corporate events and feed festival goers in the summer.

    Pieminister is still a family owned business and has 150 pie experts making over 6 million pies a year and up to 95,000 pies a week in Bristol during peak times. Pieminister is the UK’s only national pie company to use 100% free range British meat. And the provenance of ingredients is a key part of what Pieminister stand for.

    Pieminister also has a strong commitment to animal welfare and redistributing waste through our Little Acts of Pieness initiative (where we give people frozen pies to raise money for charity). We have also been recognised as one of the 1,000 businesses to inspire Britain, won awards for most of our pies and are hailed in the press as the saviour of the British pie.

    The working environment at Pieminister is fast paced, varied, high-energy and we have lots fun along the way.  We don’t wear suits, but we are serious about business and our ambition to be the UK’s most loved pie brand.

    The Package

    • Competitive Salary
    • Bonus of up to 15%
    • 29 days holiday
    • Pension options
    • Pie Day Friday – so lunch on us every Friday!
    • Staff discount on pies and meals
    • Child care vouchers (if applicable)
    • Chance to get involved with all of our charitable activity
    • Invite to the annual pie awards, parties and picnic
    • Continuous training and development to grow within the world of pie
    • And… a Pieminister tea towel, The Holy Pie-ble and free Pie Feast vouchers to try out the restaurant menu

    This role is based in Brentry in North Bristol (5 min away from M5 J17) and is Monday – Friday, although with the ability to flex to business requirements (including weekend and/or evening and night shifts) is required.

    To apply for the role, please send your CV, covering letter and complete Pie Application form to with the reference: Bakery Operations Manager