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WinCo Foods Bakery Department Manager in Ventura, California

Join our Winning Team today and start your ownership journey!

WinCo Foods is a rapidly growing family of over 135 grocery stores, complete with our own distribution centers and transportation network. We’re proud to operate across 10 states west of the Rockies with more than 20,000 employee owners.

At WinCo Foods we act like owners – because we are! We believe, as the Low Price Grocery Leader, that we make the lives of the communities where we operate better by giving them the best possible prices to feed their families and by focusing on the success, well-being and diversity of our employee owners.

Currently, WinCo is the third largest Employee-Owned company in the United States. WinCo has more than 500 millionaire employee-owners in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Once eligible, you can start your journey to ownership with an annual gift of stock equaling 20% of what you make each year. (ESOP available at most locations and subject to vesting)

WinCo Foods offers the very best benefits in the industry, with low cost, high quality medical benefits with rates as low as $40 a month, enrollment in our ESOP after 6 months, eligible for 6 paid holidays after 6 months, sick leave, and paid vacation after one year (amount based on hours worked), career advancement opportunities, competitive wages, employee assistance program, discount program – and even voluntary benefits like Pet Insurance!

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the operation of the Bakery Department, supervision and training of department personnel, inventory and ordering of merchandise and ensuring customer service and product quality, freshness and selection as well as other duties.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises employees by motivating, training, participating in the hiring of personnel, monitoring employee performance, recommending personnel action (i.e. hiring, firing, layoff, disciplinary action, scheduling personnel according to coverage needs) maintaining a safe and secure work environment etc

  • Maintains and encourages an atmosphere of fast, friendly courteous customer service.

  • Performs customer relation duties and engages in suggestive selling techniques.

  • Meets departmental projected sales and gross margin objectives.

  • Ensures adequate product quantity, quality and freshness by checking, receiving and controlling inventory, preventing the sale of out-dated products, computing gross profit, processing administrative paperwork by computer and maintaining accurate department records.

  • Changes ends and promotion walls.

  • Arranges seasonal displays for promotionals.

  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

  • Supervises, motivates, trains and participates in the hiring of personnel.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • As a bakery clerk, Lead Clerk, MIT or equivalent to understand the Bakery department procedures.

  • Applying strong analytical and problem-solving skills with close attention to detail in order to effectively monitor progress and complete assignments, performing all duties with efficiency and accuracy.

  • Demonstrating initiative and self-direction to perform a variety of simultaneous skills (multi-tasking).

  • Performing basic math (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and compute weights and measures.

  • Utilizing excellent verbal, written and inter-personal communication skills, establishing and maintaining a good rapport with co-workers, supervisors, buyers, etc.

  • Applying basic knowledge of Microsoft computer operating systems in a work setting.

Ability to:

  • Conduct visual inspections and read reports, manuals etc.

  • Learn taste, content and perishability of products, safety and sanitation procedures and department policies.

  • Work around machinery emitting heat and cold conditions.

  • Forecast accurately according to demand, past sales, expectations etc.

  • Frequently bend, repetitively use hands, stand, walk and lift up to approximately 50 lbs.

  • Perform duties with mental alertness involving potential hazards with respect to related procedures, equipment (e.g. knives) and work aides.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Food Handlers Certification (per state laws).

Machines and Equipment Operated:

  • Office machines (computer terminal, copier/scanner, 10-key, fax machine, telephone, etc)

  • Operates all bakery equipment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of personnel may vary.

As WinCo Foods continues to grow, our diversity—from our variety of perspectives and wide range of experiences—is essential to our strategy and success. We are committed to continue to cultivate and celebrate an inclusive environment in which all employees are valued and respected regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Requisition ID: 2023-112087

Street: 4750 Telephone Road

Salary Type: Hourly

Vacation Eligible: Yes

External Company URL:

Post End Date: 3/25/2023