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WHAT TO EXPECT

Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates – making real stuff happen. 

The opportunity here is as big as your ambition. It’s about the art of the possible in an exponential world. Our model is the future. If you’ve been working in a traditional agency, consultancy or corporate we will change the way you think.

We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on this journey with us and work in an environment of constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen.

7 available roles

About The Bakery

The Bakery is one of the world’s most exciting businesses right now. We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place and, over the last seven years, our brilliant team have designed and built a set of unique models and processes, bringing together the world’s biggest corporates with the best entrepreneurs and startups – to truly make innovation happen.

About the role

We are looking for an Innovation Programme Lead whose role it is to lead the delivery of exciting innovation programmes to clients, using our proven processes and mobilising the world’s incredible ecosystem of entrepreneurs. We’d love to meet someone who is:

  • Passionate about the world of technology
  • Loves working with senior client teams who want to get things done
  • A critical strategic thinker, who wants a new challenge in the fast-growing world of corporate open innovation.

We are looking for people with experience in a senior client-facing role either within a creative/digital agency, innovation consultancy, management consultancy or similar. We want to meet candidates with experience analysing client requirements, leading small teams and running innovation programmes to deliver tangible value within corporate organisations.

You’ll have the chance to work with some of the worlds biggest businesses as your clients, interact with our global network of entrepreneurs, accelerators, investors and startups, and develop new innovative offerings in collaboration with senior client teams. We are a small but fast-growing company, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get your sleeves rolled up and learn by doing – and grow with us!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead innovation programmes - managing a team to deliver meaningful innovation to a wide range of corporate clients
        • Understand and communicate the value our service is delivering to the client to demonstrate the return on investment
        • Plan time and manage resource on multiple work streams across both client & internal teams
        • Help up-skill and mentor junior members of the team
        • Deliver clear written reports and presentations on complex topics to client teams in a succinct manner
  • Effectively understand the client organisation and advise on suitable innovation strategies to deliver results
  • Lead a series of story-telling engagements, events, videos and newsletters which create fame for The Bakery across the client organisation globally
  • Develop and sustain strong relationships with our clients and successfully deliver innovation programmes in order to uncover new projects with different service lines within client organisations
  • Build strong relationships with The Bakery Founders and contribute to the empowered, entrepreneurial, autonomous culture within The Bakery
Life at The Bakery Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates - making real stuff happen. Our values are important to us, you’ll fit in if you are about:
  • Believing in possibilities
  • Being real
  • Getting it done
  • Making things better
We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on a journey with us, working at the forefront of a new sector which involves constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen. In return we offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll be closely involved with some of the most exciting developments in the world of technology and innovation today. We are a sociable, relaxed office, with a supportive team with regular outings and events that you will become a major part of.
Salary & Benefits We offer £45 – 60k salary plus discretionary bonus as well as Charlie HR Perks at Work platform access. If you believe you are a fit for any of our roles we'd love to hear from you! Please send a CV and some detail on why you think you'd be a good fit to jobs@thebakery.com

About The Bakery

We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place and, over the last seven years, our brilliant team have designed and built a unique model and process, which brings together the world’s biggest corporates with the best entrepreneurs and startups – to truly make innovation happen.

Life at The Bakery

Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates – making real stuff happen.

You’ll fit in if you are about:

  • Believing in possibilities
  • Being real
  • Getting it done
  • Making things better

We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on this journey with us and work in an environment of constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen. In return we offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll be privy to some of the most exciting developments in the world of tech today. We are a sociable office and have regular team outings and events that you will become a huge part of.

About the role

We are looking for a Corporate Venture Capital Specialist whose role it is to help us strategize, build, launch and execute our corporate client’s structure to invest into high growth startups.

We are seeking people with experience in the world world of venture capital investment, both corporate related or not, with experience analysing different investment strategies, develop processes to facilitate venture investment and with extensive knowledge and connections on the local VC environment.

You’ll have the chance to work with some of the worlds biggest global businesses as your clients, developing our global network of startups, as well as help us build unique Venture Investment propositions in Latin America.

We are a small but fast-growing company, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get your sleeves rolled up and learn by doing – and grow with us!

Key responsibilities:
  • Work with the rest of the client services team to evaluate our corporate client strategy and position in the market
  • Research and benchmark for Corporate Venture Capital Strategies and best-practices globally
  • Connect The Bakery to a strong network of other VC investors
  • Plan and manage timelines for your client projects
  • Design and deliver strategic presentations to support our narrative and suggestions
  • Create processes, templates and any other tools that could facilitate the Venture Investment process in large corporates
  • Become an expert on connecting Corporate Strategy to a broader innovation ecosystem and how corporates can use venture investment as one of the tools to reach its strategic and technological transformation goals!
A bit about you... We’d love to meet someone who is super well connected in the VC/CVC world, who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve great things and who is able to think strategicaly and build propositions and strategies. Key skills and experience:
  • 3-6 years’ experience working with Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital or helping companies and individuals to build and launch venture investment initiatives (consulting);
  • Strong hands-on approach
If you believe you are a fit for any of our roles we'd love to hear from you! Please send a CV and some detail on why you think you'd be a good fit to marcone@thebakery.com.

About The Bakery

We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place and, over the last seven years, our brilliant team have designed and built a unique model and process, which brings together the world’s biggest corporates with the best entrepreneurs and startups – to truly make innovation happen.

Life at The Bakery

Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates – making real stuff happen.

You’ll fit in if you are about:

  • Believing in possibilities
  • Being real
  • Getting it done
  • Making things better

We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on this journey with us and work in an environment of constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen. In return we offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll be privy to some of the most exciting developments in the world of tech today. We are a sociable office and have regular team outings and events that you will become a huge part of.

About the role

We are looking for an Engagement Manager whose role it is to deliver exciting innovation projects to clients via the world’s incredible ecosystem of entrepreneurs. We’d love to meet someone who is passionate about the world of technology, loves working with clients, is a critical strategic thinker, and wants a new challenge in the fast-growing world of open innovation.

We are seeking people with experience in a client-facing role in a creative, digital or innovation agency environment or equivalent, with experience analysing client briefs, thinking about creative solutions and managing multiple projects. You will learn our process of how to find startups to solve challenges, take technology to trial in market and then scale-up, through collaborating with our global network of tech startups.

You’ll have the chance to work with some of the worlds biggest global businesses as your clients, developing our global network of startups, as well as meet a constant stream of the most talented early stage companies who are building amazing technology. We are a small but fast-growing company, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get your sleeves rolled up and learn by doing – and grow with us!

Key responsibilities:
  • Work with the rest of the client services team to analyse clients’ briefs and identify territories and ideas for the solution
  • Use The Bakery’s network of entrepreneurs to find the right startup tech companies who could answer the brief
  • Research the ever-changing tech startup landscape, meeting and reporting on companies you’ve met with
  • Plan and manage timelines for your client projects
  • Project manage trials that go ahead between clients and startups
  • Assist with the planning and organisation of client events
  • Become an expert on emerging tech via meeting with entrepreneurs building incredible things!
A bit about you... We’d love to meet someone who is super well connected in the tech world, who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve great things and who has a strong reputation for connecting people and making things happen. Key skills and experience:
  • 3-5 years’ client-facing experience, ideally in a digital, creative or innovation agency
  • Strong project management skills
  • The drive and motivation to work without structure, process and support – we are a small team, growing quickly and you will be a key part of making this happen
  • Must be friendly, fun and keen to get stuck in!
Salary & Benefits We offer £28 – 45k salary plus discretionary bonus as well as Charlie HR Perks at Work platform access. If you believe you are a fit for any of our roles we'd love to hear from you! Please send a CV and some detail on why you think you'd be a good fit to jobs@thebakery.com

About The Bakery

The Bakery is one of the world’s most exciting businesses right now. We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place and, over the last seven years, our brilliant team have designed and built a set of unique models and processes, bringing together the world’s biggest corporates with the best entrepreneurs and startups – to truly make innovation happen.

About the role

We are looking for an Account Director whose role it is to oversee the delivery of exciting innovation programmes to clients, using our proven processes and mobilising the world’s incredible ecosystem of entrepreneurs. We’d love to meet someone who is passionate about the world of technology, loves working with senior teams within clients who want to get things done, is a critical strategic thinker, and who wants a new challenge in the fast-growing world of corporate open innovation.

We are seeking people with experience in a senior client-facing role, perhaps within a creative, digital or innovation agency, a consulting environment or similar, with experience analysing client requirements, leading small teams to deliver excellence, and ultimately ensuring commercial growth of the client opportunity.

You’ll have the chance to work with some of the worlds biggest global businesses as your clients, interacting with our global network of entrepreneurs, accelerators, investors and startups, meeting a constant stream of the most talented early stage companies who are building amazing technology. We are a small but fast-growing company, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get your sleeves rolled up and learn by doing – and grow with us!

Life at The Bakery

Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates – making real stuff happen.

Our values are important to us, you’ll fit in if you are about:

  • Believing in possibilities
  • Being real
  • Getting it done
  • Making things better

We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on a journey with us, working at the forefront of a new sector which involves constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen.

In return we offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll be closely involved with some of the most exciting developments in the world of technology and innovation today. We are a sociable, relaxed office, with a supportive team with regular outings and events that you will become a major part of.

Key Responsibilities:

Programme Management
  • Oversee innovation programmes within our clients - managing a team to scale startup technologies within the client organisation and deliver meaningful innovation
  • Lead Bakery client accounts so well that word spreads about us throughout the whole client organisation
  • Understand and communicate the value our service is delivering within the client to demonstrate the return on investment
Account Development
  • Create new relationships and uncover new projects with different service lines within client organisations
  • Develop relationships with the most senior levels within client organisations
  • Sell in The Bakery programmes and multiple projects with startups, building revenues within your allocated clients year-on-year
  • Lead a series of story-telling engagements, events, videos and newsletters which create fame for The Bakery across the client organisation globally
Team Management
  • Build strong relationships with The Bakery Founders and Management team so that they trust you to get on with these projects
  • Contribute to the empowered, entrepreneurial, autonomous culture within The Bakery

A bit about you...

We are seeking applicants from all industries but most importantly you will have strong client management experience and ideally some exposure to working with startups and technology, delivering innovative solutions within large corporate clients.

Your must-have experience:

  • 4-6 years in senior client facing roles
  • Client services & relationship building at senior levels
  • Commercial acumen e.g. contract negotiation, proposal writing, profit management
  • Strategy & long term vision setting for clients and/or internal organisations

We want people who are super passionate about:

  • Learning from working with the most exciting new startups of today
  • Working with some of the most innovative open minded people within client organisations
  • Delivering real results rather than just talking & making powerpoint presentations
Salary & Benefits As an Account Director at The Bakery you can expect a salary of between £45-£55k plus bonuses, depending on the level you are coming in at and your existing experience. We are seeking commercially minded candidates who are excited by the prospect of retaining and growing accounts and can see themselves building a long term career with the business. We are opening offices around the world so we also offer the potential to travel and help expand the business overseas. In addition to a competitive compensation package you will receive access to our CharlieHR benefits platform, regular team socials and a fun office environment.

About The Bakery

We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place and, over the last seven years, our brilliant team have designed and built a unique model and process, which brings together the world’s biggest corporates with the best entrepreneurs and startups – to truly make innovation happen.

Life at The Bakery

Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates – making real stuff happen.

You’ll fit in if you are about:

  • Believing in possibilities
  • Being real
  • Getting it done
  • Making things better

We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on this journey with us and work in an environment of constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen. In return we offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll be privy to some of the most exciting developments in the world of tech today. We are a sociable office and have regular team outings and events that you will become a huge part of.

About the role

We are looking for Strategist to help us deliver exciting innovation projects to clients via the world’s incredible ecosystem of entrepreneurs. In this role you’ll have the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest brands and, by developing and managing our global network of startups, meet a constant stream of the most talented early stage companies who are building amazing technology. To do well here you’ll have the drive and determination to work without structure, process and support as we are small team you’ll play a big role in making stuff happen.

Key responsibilities:
  • Support the Engagement Managers in the client services team to help analyse client’s briefs and identify territories and ideas for solutions
  • Leverage our network of startups and investors to find the best tech companies and entrepreneurs to match client briefs
  • Research the ever-changing tech startup landscape, meeting and reporting on companies you’ve met
  • Prepare reports and collateral for client events and research reports – being prepared to present on your findings
  • Become an expert on emerging tech via meeting with entrepreneurs building incredible things.

A bit about you...

We’d love to meet someone who is passionate about the world of technology, is a creative and strategic thinker, and wants a challenge in the fast-growing world of open innovation. Key skills and experience:
  • Ideally a bit of experience in a Research environment (e.g. Think Tank, Analyst, Market Research)
  • Degree educated – we are particularly interested in graduates who have critical/analytical thinking as part of their studies
  • Genuine interest in technology – you might even have studied it. Whilst you won’t build it here you will over time be able to understand it at a deep level
  • Experience managing multiple project and deadlines
  • Proactive can-do attitude!
Salary & Benefits We offer £23 – 30k salary plus discretionary bonus as well as Charlie HR Perks at Work platform access. If you believe you are a fit for any of our roles we'd love to hear from you! Please send a CV and some detail on why you think you'd be a good fit to jobs@thebakery.com

Our sister company Traffic Digital is currently looking for a Frontend Developer to join with a passion for creativity to join their digital team in London and play a leading role in growing their business.

The Bakery & Traffic Digital share the same office and collaborate on numerous projects so you will be a valuable member of both organisations.

About Traffic Digital

For over a decade, we’ve partnered with amazing global clients and collaborators. We know the value that carefully crafted and user-centred solutions can bring to an organisation and we always tailor our approach to our client’s needs. No two briefs are ever the same!

Working alongside The Bakery means we also get to work on building solutions for today’s most up-and-coming start-ups and corporate innovators. No idea is too small, and no challenge is too big.

About the role

We’re looking for a mid-weight Full Stack PHP Developer to join our digital team in London and play a leading role in growing our business.

As a full-stack developer, you must be an intuitive problem solver, organised and methodical with a genuine passion for building meticulously well-crafted, beautiful outcomes.

You must also have a thirst for learning, not be daunted by the unknown and help drive the technical and development efforts for our clients. Ideally, you come from a multi-disciplined background in development and technology and you’re comfortable architecting and leading projects delivered in varying technologies and frameworks.

  • Are able to transform concepts into seamless digital experiences using a user-centred approach and latest trends in tech
  • Genuinely love solving complex problems with straightforward solutions
  • Have the ability to convey ideas with plain-speaking language to a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Are a positive and proactive team player, sharing solutions and welcoming new challenges
  • Are culturally perceptive and adaptable to the industry
Must have skills
  • 3+ years of development experience including Wordpress, MySQL databases, pgSQL, composer, node.js, AWS and Symfony2
  • Experience with Shopify
  • A good understanding of PHP template engines like twig, smarty, liquid
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript proficient, with working knowledge of JQuery and Twig templates
  • Fluent in Git flows
  • Full stack development on the LAMP stack
  • Awareness of the most up-to-date technologies and how to choose between them
  • Ability to test and validate work at every stage of development
  • Capable of managing multiple development streams with attention to fine detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable managing multiple development streams with attention to fine detail and of reporting and analysing project performance
  • The ability to keep calm under pressure, with a consistent, positive can-do attitude
Nice to have
  • Development experience in React Native
  • Experience in using a complex REST API from the client-side
  • Good knowledge and practical experience of testing tools like Webpack, gulp, npm, etc.
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and Ajax
Day to day
  • Responsible for delivering digital web builds combining management of development workflows and supporting the front and backend dev team
  • Always pushing our technology roadmap (suggesting latest technologies)
  • Working collaboratively with our creative and production teams to define and solve briefs through research, strategy and delivery
  • Developing and maintaining trusted relationships with team, collaborators and suppliers
  • Maintaining clear communication with all team members and collaborators
Salary & Benefits We offer competitive salaries based on levels of experience. If you believe you are a fit for any of our roles we'd love to hear from you! Please send a CV and some detail on why you think you'd be a good fit to richard@trafficdigital.com

About The Bakery

We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place and, over the last seven years, our brilliant team have designed and built a unique model and process, which brings together the world’s biggest corporates with the best entrepreneurs and startups – to truly make innovation happen.

Life at The Bakery

Working at The Bakery is a unique opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurs and investors, to take on their mindset, attitudes and beliefs and apply them to the world’s biggest corporates – making real stuff happen.

You’ll fit in if you are about:

  • Believing in possibilities
  • Being real
  • Getting it done
  • Making things better

We want to hire the best, smartest, most diverse, curious and ambitious minds who are excited to come on this journey with us and work in an environment of constant learning and continuous improvement to really make stuff happen. In return we offer a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll be privy to some of the most exciting developments in the world of tech today. We are a sociable office and have regular team outings and events that you will become a huge part of.

About the role

The role of Finance Manager is new to the company and as such represents a great opportunity for the right candidate to establish themselves as the lead financial voice within the business. The role will be a hands-on role and it will present a challenge right from the start as the candidate will be expected to improve on our current financial processes right away and then support the business as it achieves its growth plans.

Key responsibilities:
  • Management of the Finance function, including the processing of AP & AR transactions
  • Producing accurate and timely management accounting packs for the UK entities
  • Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Management and completion of HMRC expectations (VAT and PAYE)
  • Preparing KPI and performance analysis and working with client leads to maintain income forecast
  • Offering commercial insights to senior management
A bit about you...

Key skills and experience:
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar position
  • Previous experience in the consultancy led/fee based business
  • A hardworking and honest individual
  • Highly-motivated and proactive self starter
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Understanding of Trimble software preferred but not essential
Salary & Benefits Part-time role, 16-24 hours per week. We offer £35 – 40k salary pro-rata as well as Charlie HR Perks at Work platform access. If you believe you are a fit for any of our roles we'd love to hear from you! Please send a CV and some detail on why you think you'd be a good fit to jobs@thebakery.com

Our values

Believe in
possibilities

We believe there’s a solution to every problem, and think creatively to find it. We believe that great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. And we are relentlessly optimistic, bringing fun and positivity to everything we do.

Be real

We don’t look, work or think like a corporate or consultant, and do things in our own, inimitable way. We challenge and inspire others to think differently. We’re honest, direct and aren’t afraid to tell it how it is.

Keep making
things better

We link brains - ours and others’, to create meaningful connections that present big opportunities. We use our experience, curiosity and knowledge to understand problems in ways that others can’t. We know what commercial success looks like and we deliver against it. And we take people on the journey with us, to create lasting impact.

Get it done

We don’t waste our, or other people’s, time. We’re focused on getting to outcomes, fast. And we persist until things are finished.

We’d love to hear from you!





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