Cake Designer

Hy-Vee Food Stores

At Hy-Vee our people are our strength. We promise “a helpful smile in every aisle” and those smiles can only come from a workforce that is fully engaged and committed to supporting our customers and each other.

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


Growth mindset

Results oriented

Customer focused


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.

Are you ready to smile, apply today.

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