Bakery Specialist at Spar Group

  • Permanent Intermediate position

  • Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

  • Market Related salary

  • Job 2099862 | Ref 1062

  • Posted 29 Jan 2018 by Spar Group

About the Position


To deliver sales whilst effecting acceptable/attractive GP to Retailers and creating value at Retail in the Bakery departments.


  • Identify ways to increase Retailer's Bakery gross profit and sales
  • Assist stores with ranging and menu design for the Bakery department
  • Assist stores with recipes and recipe costings for the Bakery department
  • Assist stores with stock and order control in Bakery department
  • Assist stores with production planning to maximise Bakery productivity
  • Assist stores with merchandising and display of foods in Bakery department
  • Assist stores with the implementation of good hygiene and food safety standards in the Bakery department
  • Assist project managers with store revamps and new store openings
  • Advise on the purchasing, layout and maintenance of Bakery equipment
  • Provide training to retailers on the Fresh/Retail Studio
  • Identify food trends and implement in stores


  • Matric
  • Diploma in Food Technology or Degree in Food Science would be advantageous
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a bakery of which at least 5 years was spent in a management role
  • Retail Industry experience
  • Ability to function in a team
  • Very good communication skills - English and Afrikaans
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Attention to detail

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • analyse and solve problems
  • communicate at all levels
  • handle high level client meetings
  • manage client expectations at operational and strategic level


  • 10 years bakery experience in similar position
  • designing business proposals
  • resource allocation and planning


  • consumer needs
  • consumer products
  • marketing strategies
  • the retail industry
  • project management

About The Employer

With the 1960's emergence of grocery chains in South Africa, a group of 8 wholesalers was given the exclusive rights to the SPAR name in 1963, to service 500 small retailers.

Our three friendly store formats, which are, SPAR for neighbourhood shopping, SUPERSPAR for one-stop, competitively priced, bulk shopping and KWIKSPAR for every day convenience, cater more than adequately for all your shopping preferences.

SPAR operates under "voluntary trading" principles which means that while we encourage our retailers to take advantage of SPAR's trading power, our retailers can source goods from local traders. That is why each store has its own regional [URL Removed] the SPAR Group Ltd operates 6 distribution centres, supplies goods and services to almost 800 SPAR stores in South Africa. The SPAR Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2005.

Employer & Job Benefits

  • Company Car
  • Medical Aid & Provident Fund

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