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Head of Bakery Operations

Pieminister Ltd
£71,748 + 20% bonus
Closing date
30 Aug 2022
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Head of Bakery Operations

About the job:

We’re on the hunt for a Head of Bakery Operations to lead our busy site in North-West Bristol. You will report to the Supply Chain Director and lead manufacturing, engineering and technical staff (totalling c.90) to deliver improved performance across a scorecard made-up of sustainability, customer/consumer-focussed, financial, colleague-considerate and process-centric goals.

This is a challenging role where the successful candidate has the opportunity to make a genuine difference to the performance of the business.   You will need to be proactive with a strong bias for action, be commercially astute, able to prioritise and communicate, and have oodles of energy to bring to the role.  It is essential that you have experience in a similar position and are comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Site leadership – deliver on the company’s vision and goals - primarily through heads of departments and support staff
  • Reviewing the performance of all reporting functions – developing teams and streamlining processes
  • Work within the company values (Pioneering, Indulgent, Ethical)
  • Be a role model in terms of how to collaborate and influence in order to achieve improved performance
  • Oversight of production volumes, site efficiency, quality assurance, health & safety.
  • Budget controller and owner of site P&L – prime costs being labour, materials

About you…

  • A food industry professional
  • Strong all round communicator
  • Structured and systematic
  • A sound understanding of engineering principles and high level of comfort in developing improved practices and methodologies
  • Experience of leading teams through change
  • Highly organised, driven and enthusiastic

About the package…

  • £71,748 base salary
  • Performance based bonus’ and company bonus (up-to 20% of base)
  • 40 hour contract
  • Flexibility of working hours may be required
  • Pension
  • Holidays (29 including Bank Holidays and then rising with service)
  • Staff discount on pies and meals
  • Get involved with all of our charitable activity

About us …

Pieminister is a Bristol-based family business known for making award-winning pies. All Pieminister’s products are made in their own kitchens using good quality, sustainably sourced ingredients. In 2020, Pieminister drew up a series of ambitious goals to hit by 2025.  The goals cover three key areas: animal & ecological welfare, climate change & waste, and human welfare & wellbeing.

To apply for the role, please send your CV and covering letter via the 'Apply' button below, with the reference: Head of Bakery Operations


Pieminister is a multi-channel business developing pies (and other products) for Pieminister’s own restaurants and cafes, leading supermarkets, our key accounts where we co-promote our brand/their business, independent retailers, delis and so-on.

17 years from launch, Pieminister is still a family owned business making c.5 million pies a year. 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.

In 2020 we defined our ‘Pies, Planet, People’ agenda which lays-out how we will make positive transformational changes for the good of the planet by 2025. Anyone working at Pieminister should expect to be engaged and challenged in working towards these stretching objectives.

Like many businesses, the pandemic has presented some significant challenges for us to overcome. However, tireless efforts on COVID-security and re-shaping the business to thrive in the future means that we are financially fit and ready to leap towards significant growth once more. As one of the missing pieces in our ‘talent puzzle’ you should find an environment where you can both benefit from some of the decisions that have gone before and find fertile ground to have a real positive personal impact.

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.

Find Us
Pieminister Kitchens
Charlton Rd
BS10 6NF
United Kingdom
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