Cakes & Desserts (Pastry) Development Manager – CPF

Job no: 3115581
Location: Dubai
Dubai Head Office



Alshaya’s Central Production Facility (CPF) in Kuwait currently employs more than 150 people and manufactures food products for brands such as Starbucks. Now is an exciting time to join CPF as they embark on plan to improve, innovate and build additional revenue streams.


The Role:

You will enhance and develop existing and future menu and product lines for the Food Division’s various brands and external customer base. You will combine innovation, creative ideas and exceptional kitchen capabilities in developing cakes and desserts products with commercial understanding of what will be profitable to the business and the customer / end customer.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing new products and processes in accordance with the Food Division’s demands
  • Optimising production by analysing processes and identifying process conditions
  • Designing, installing and commissioning a new production plant
  • Undertaking small and intermediate-scale manufacturing and packaging activities
  • Ensuring that operator, environment, process and product safety aspects are considered
  • Actively participating in strategic product and process planning by continuously scanning the external environment for new technologies
  • Writing recipes and procedures for new products, or reformulating current products
  • Controlling / auditing the Production Centres to ensure that the production processes are followed
  • Searching / evaluating new ingredients in order to improve the cost and or quality of products
  • Managing multiple projects within established timelines.

Qualifications & Requirements:

You will have/be:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong background in developing Pastry, Cakes & Desserts.
  • Knowledge of food production and/or catering industries
  • Knowledge of food safety and food quality requirements in a central production facility
  • Planning and project management experience
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.


About Us:

Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise, first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world’s leading brand franchise operators, offering an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands to customers.

Alshaya Group’s portfolio extends across MENA, Russia, Turkey and Europe, with thousands of stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, as well as a growing online and digital business.

Operating in multiple sectors including Fashion, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment, Alshaya Group colleagues are united by a commitment to authentically deliver great customer service and brand experiences.

Fresh, modern and relevant, Alshaya’s constantly evolving portfolio reflects the choices and lifestyle of its customers. From flagship stores and restaurants in prestige malls, through to local coffee shops, drive-thrus and online, Alshaya Group brings customers the brands they love in the places they want to be. Brands such as Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania.

Advertised: 20 Sep 2020 Arabian Standard Time
Application close: 19 Oct 2020 Arabian Standard Time