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Store Lead Baker - Memphis, TN

Company Name:Whole Foods Market
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Position Description:SUMMARY:

As a Lead Baker, you will prepare and bake high quality goods that are consistent with Whole Foods Market?s quality standards. Supports the Bakery Team Leader and Regional Coordinator in maintaining regional standards. You will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient service to customers and team members.

-Make sure the customers are being taken care of and the store looks great at all times. Surprise and delight the customers with consistent, delightful service.
-Mix, divide and shape dough and bake bread.
-Communicate daily production schedule with bakers.
-Accurately record times and temperatures of mixes.
-Accurately proof and retard bread.
-Keep bakery and equipment clean.
-Coordinate ordering products.
-Producing in-house and bake house goods, receiving and preparing product and maintain the bakery area and selling the product.
-Control labor costs, Inventory and food cost control.
-Maintain highest quality and consistency standards.
-Communicate daily needs of bakery to leadership.
-Mentor bakers to create future leaders.
-Ensure accurate recording of mixing, shaping and proofing/retarding temperature and time information.
-Ensure timely division and resting times.
-Ensure consistency in daily production, i.e. baguettes are always the same length, bread is not burnt.
-Constantly assesses and maintains consistent high quality of breads and is able to modify recipes as needed.
-Adhere and insure all organic production guidelines are followed.
-Bake the finest bread possible!
-Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices.
-Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner.
-This job posting is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by leadership.

-Minimum three years artisan baking experience.
-Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
-Good working math skills (ability to do "on the fly math") with thorough understanding of Bakers Percentage.
-Ability to take and give direction.
-Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
-Ability to follow instructions and established uniform procedures related to duties and responsibilities.
-Basic reading skill sufficient to read and understand recipes and information about ingredients.
-Troubleshoot production issues and problem solve.
-Understand the importance of all waste, spoilage and transfers to department.
-Ability to learn proper and safe usage of steam kettle, hot plate and Hobart mixer (must be 18 years of age or older)
-Ability to work box bailer (must be 18 years of age or older).
-Available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department
Company Profile:Founded in 1980 as one small store in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market? is now the world's leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with more than 265 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. To date Whole Foods Market remains uniquely mission driven: We're highly selective about what we sell, dedicated to stringent Quality Standards, and committed to sustainable agriculture. We believe in a virtuous circle entwining the food chain, human beings and Mother Earth: each is reliant upon the others through a beautiful and delicate symbiosis. We obtain our products locally and from all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. We strive to offer the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and naturally preserved foods. Why? Because food in its purest state ? unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings and preservatives ? is the best tasting and most nutritious food available. We believe companies, like individuals, must assume their share of responsibility as tenants of Planet Earth. On a global basis we actively support organic farming ? the best method for promoting sustainable agriculture and protecting the environment and the farm workers. On a local basis, we are actively involved in our communities by supporting food banks, sponsoring neighborhood events, compensating our team members for community service work, and contributing at least five percent of total net profits to not-for-profit organizations.
Job Profile:
Position: Baker
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Market
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Hourly
Experience: 3 years
Education: None
Job Location(s): Tennessee
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