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General Manager for Poplar Bakehouse

e5 Bakehouse
Tower Hamlets, London

Posted: 22 Jun 2022

Deadline: 15 Jul 2022

Compensation: £27,000-£32,000 per year

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

We are currently hiring for a general manager at our lovely little sister site to e5 bakehouse based in Tower Hamlets. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person and we are looking for an experienced manager with a broad skill set to keep our bakery running smoothly and efficiently.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Bakery Management:
  • Ordering ingredients, equipment etc inline with e5 sourcing policy
  • Communicating and co-ordination of all various teams, business news, events etc
  • Arranging Staffing meetings
  • Food safety and HACCP compliance
  • POS management and networking.
  • Liase and collaborate with Hackney head of departments


  • Head Chef
  • Production Manager
  • FOH Manager
  • Head Roaster
  • KP team

The ideal candidate will have experience in at least two of the above departments.

Cafe Presentation, shop development and maintenance:

  • Management of stock both internally and in our external storage unit. Carrying out weekly stock checks.
  • Responsible for all ordering in the bakery, checking with heads of department what they need daily.
  • Provide solutions to ensure smooth operations of the cafe
  • Creative development of retail shop
  • Maintenance of equipment & facilities
  • Management of staff in the upkeep cleanliness and hygiene in the space.
  • Overseeing waste management
  • Develop and maintain a sustainable, environmentally focused approach to running the business.
  • Liaising and maintaining contacts at Poplar Union

Staffing & Rota:

  • Overview of all rotas - this is carried out by heads of department but it's good to check in and help when problems arise.
  • Problem-solve on a daily basis when faced with staffing issues.
  • Conduct staff reviews with HR
  • Act as first point of contact for any issues staff are experiencing

Staffing, Recruitment & Training:

  • New hires and ensuring they have relevant training.
  • On going training and development
  • Ensuring sustainable staffing levels


  • Responsible for profitable operation of business - quarterly financial reviews with directors
  • Maintain and develop old and new business.
  • Setting Budgets for new purchases

Wholesale & new business:

  • Maintaining & developing existing wholesale relationships.
  • Establishing new wholesale customers
  • Managing sustainable growth


  • First point of contact for the cafe for any issues/questions/requests
  • Communication with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring staff and customers are aware of changes in the cafe/newly stocked items/events taking place.
  • Communicating the cafes values of sustainability and environment to staff and customers
  • Communicating tasks in closing/opening and general upkeep of space to staff


  • Openness to working with those who are vulnerable/disadvantaged
  • Ability to create a nurturing and high functioning environment
  • Intuition in problem solving and development
  • Forward thinking and organised
  • Awareness of language barriers
  • Ability to cope well in a fast paced environment
  • Has a good understanding in production of high quality, sustainable food

Application information

Please email with a cover letter and CV stating your interest and experience for the role. 

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About e5 Bakehouse

The E5 Bakehouse is an East London artisan bakery and coffee shop. We are passionate about sourdough and the lost traditions of our baking ancestors. Using organic, locally-sourced ingredients, we serve delicious, daily-baked breads, fresh lunches, homemade cakes and coffee. Our head bakers also share their knowledge and expertise in a weekly bread course.