Cake Decorator – Hy-Vee, Inc. – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Hy-Vee, Inc.

Job details

$16 – $22 an hour

Job Type

  • US work authorization (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Job Title: Bakery Cake Designer

Department: Bakery

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Function

Responsible for decorating bakery items. You will assist customers with their bakery orders by the telephone and in person at the store. Additionally you will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers and team members.

Core Competencies

  • Partnerships
  • Growth mindset
  • Results oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Professionalism

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: District Store Director, Store Manager, Assistant Managers of; Perishables, Store Operations, and Health Wellness Home; Bakery Department Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service by exhibiting caring, concern and patience in all customer interactions and treating customers as the most important people in the store.
  • Smiles and greets customers in a friendly manner, whether the encounter takes place in the employee’s designated department or elsewhere in the store.
  • Makes an effort to learn customers’ names and to address them by name whenever possible.
  • Assists customers by: (examples include)
  • escorting them to the products they’re looking for
  • securing products that are out of reach
  • loading or unloading heavy items
  • performing other tasks in every way possible to enhance the shopping experience.
  • Answers the telephone promptly and provides friendly, helpful service to customers who call including taking product orders.
  • Takes customer orders at Bakery counter.
  • Works with co-workers as a team to ensure customer satisfaction and a pleasant work environment.
  • Checks orders for the day and sets up a timeline and production schedule.
  • Decorates bakery items in a timely manner.
  • Keeps current on new designs and trends.
  • Ensures department standards are met.
  • Checks cake orders for details (size, deco pack, icing needs, dates) daily and indicates supply needs.
  • Orders supplies for decorating area and checks off the order.
  • Delivers product and sets up wedding cakes on site (outside the store).
  • Communicates with bakery manager regarding displays, weekly ads and special needs on a daily basis.
  • Checks product dates, pulls cases for work and lists items to fill or replace.
  • Develops bakery orders for bakers on a daily basis. (Orders cakes, sizes, etc.)
  • Tracks daily retail production. Identifies, with co-workers, tasks to be completed.
  • Operates as a lead worker with part-time or other employees. (Instructs and reviews work).
  • Participates in employee cross training.
  • Understands and practices proper sanitation procedures and ensures the work area is always clean and neat.
  • Understands and practices proper sanitation procedures and ensures the work area is always clean and neat.
  • Adheres to company policies and individual store guidelines.
  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Wraps all product as necessary.
  • Assists in other areas of the store as needed.
  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems; variety of variables with limited standardization; interpret instructions.
  • Ability to do arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Must have the ability to file, post, and mail materials; copy data from one record to another; interview to obtain basic information; guide people and provide basic direction.

Education and Experience

High school or equivalent experience and six months or less of similar or related work experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically able to exert up to 100 pounds of force (shared team lifting) occasionally; exert up to 50 pounds of force frequently; and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches and more than 20 feet with or without correction, color vision, depth perception, and field of vision.
  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions

The duties for this position are normally conducted in a store environment. There is significant pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities. There is exposure to flour dust, noise, cleaning chemicals/solvents, residual fumes and temperature extreme.

Equipment Used to Perform Job

Standard tools and equipment used in a bakery environment including mixers, ovens, turntables, tips, bas, airbrush telephone copy cake machine, intercom system.


Has daily contact with the general public taking orders. Has weekly contact with suppliers/vendors.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $22.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

  • Bakery
  • Café


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52402: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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