Cake Decorator

Employer
Target
Location
Lakeville, Minnesota
Posted
Nov 08, 2022
Closes
Dec 10, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Starting Hourly Rate / Salario por Hora Inicial: $15.75 USD

ALL ABOUT TARGET

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together. The Food & Beverage team works together to provide the guest a fresh, full and food safe shopping experience all day, every day.

ALL ABOUT FOOD & BEVERAGE

The Food & Beverage team enables a consistent experience for our guests by ensuring product is fresh, in stock, available and accurately priced and signed on the sales floor. They are experts of operations, process and efficiency. This team leads food and food services including replenishment, inventory accuracy, food safety, presentation, pricing and promotional signing processes for all Food & Beverage areas of the store.

At Target, we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of a Cake Decorator can provide you with the:
  • Knowledge of guest service fundamentals and experience building a guest first culture in food
  • Ability to build guest relationships and convert interactions into sales through sampling, special orders and creating unique designs
  • Knowledge building in cake and dessert trends including: seasonality, guest preference, flavor combinations and ingredients
  • Experience in monitoring sales of products and adjusting production to drive efficiency, profitability and minimize waste
  • Skills in cake decorating fundamentals


As a Cake Decorator, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:
  • Deliver an exceptional guest experience, providing a fresh and abundant shopping experience during all hours of operations, prioritizing the guest's needs over task
  • Execute Food & Beverage processes, including food deliveries, replenishment, pulls, stocking, zoning, instocks routines, data accuracy, culling, rotation, cleaning, defect, signing and backstock
  • Engage with guests to capture their customized cake needs and consistently meet or exceed guest expectations
  • Uphold and maintain the execution of the Food & Beverage Standards
  • Follow all food safety requirements as outlined through best practice
  • Understand how operational procedures impact shortage and profitability. Produce items to specifications on production cards and follow specific department routines
  • Follow proper packaging and labeling guidelines for food products
  • Monitor and record temperature-sensitive food items as outlined through best practice
  • Locate and identify damaged, recalled or expired items and process according to best practice
  • Use sampling and suggestive selling to promote products and increase sales
  • Follow proper perishable inventory procedures to ensure an accurate recording of inventory
  • Create a welcoming experience by authentically greeting all guests
  • Observe to quickly understand whether a guest needs assistance or wants to interact. Follow body language and verbal clues to tailor your approach
  • Engage with guests in a genuine way, which includes asking questions to better understand their specific needs
  • Be knowledgeable about the tools, products, and services available in the total store, and specific to your area, to solve issues for the guest and improve their experience
  • Thank the guest in a genuine way and let them know we're happy they chose to shop at Target
  • Properly handle environmentally sensitive items when breaks and spills occur
  • Appropriately use and care for in-store and personal protective equipment; follow equipment control guidelines
  • Always demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety and compliance
  • Support guest services such as back-up cashier, order pick up (OPU) and Drive-up (DU) and maintain a compliance culture while executing those duties, such as compliance with federal, state, and local adult beverage laws
  • All other duties based on business needs


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We might be a great match if:
  • Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited.... We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests
  • Providing service to our guests that makes them say I LOVE TARGET! excites you.... That's why we love working at Target
  • Stocking, Setting and Selling Target products sounds like your thing... That's the core of what we do
  • You aren't looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day... We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded


The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be a Cake Decorator. But, there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Previous cake decorating experience preferred, but not required
  • Artistic skills to design and execute custom high level cake decorating
  • Welcoming and helpful attitude toward guests and other team members
  • Learn and adapt to current technology needs
  • Work both independently and with a team
  • Resolve guest questions quickly on the spot


We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:
  • Accurately handle cash register operations
  • Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
  • Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays) and regular attendance necessary
  • Handle and move merchandise in coolers and freezers up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work in spaces where common allergens may be handled or present


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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