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Careers

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.

 

We are on a mission to make the world a more entrepreneurial place. Over the last four 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: taking over 50 new technologies to market. For the next stage of The Bakery journey we are building companies: connecting the best entrepreneurs with client challenges to start new ventures.

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You’ll fit in if you are about:

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

The opportunity here is as big as your ambition. We want to hire smart, curious and courageous minds who are excited to come on this journey with us and work in an environment of constant learning and continuous improvement.

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. 

If you feel you meet these requirements, please email jobs@thebakery.com stating which role you’re applying for, alongside a CV and some reasons why you think you’d be a great fit.

 

Whilst our current vacancies are listed below we are always on the lookout for talented people to join our growing team and so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Context

We have scaled significantly over the past five years and now operate from four global hubs: UK, US, Brazil and Australia. We are now seeking a mid-level Business Development Manager whose role it will be to support our sales pipeline across all key territories, with a core focus on the UK. This is an opportunity to learn how to engage with multinational corporations to sell high level and complex innovation programmes on a global scale, and for the right candidate will be a platform towards leading the entire sales organisation.


The purpose of this role is to generate leads amongst prospective clients, managing the entire sales pipeline from meeting to close. Ideal candidates must demonstrate a proven track record in sales with experience cold calling, planning and presenting in face to face meetings with senior stakeholders. Reporting to the Head of Sales & Marketing, you will also work closely with the Co-Founders and rest of the Sales & Marketing team

Key Responsibilities

  • Set meetings and grow The Bakery’s pipeline of corporate client accounts
  • Build a high quality database of relevant leads
  • Main focus is the UK, but will need support on our activities in other regions e.g. Brazil, Australia, US etc
  • Implement your own sales plan that helps to achieve The Bakery’s overarching goals and objectives, whilst also supporting other teams in the business
  • Learn and understand The Bakery’s market position and offerings as well as the competitive landscape in order to represent the business online, over the phone, at events and in face-to-face meetings
  • Review systems and tools in place & help improve existing sales processes
  • Research relevant targets to generate qualified new business leads & build a database of all leads
  • Follow up on all inbound and warm leads, moving them through the pipeline appropriately to ensure follow up and that leads do not drop out
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Events Managers to build our communities
  • Put together targeted campaigns to reach specific audiences in the corporate sector
  • Cold call and email marketing
  • Attend first meetings with the Sales Director
  • Help with proposals and contracts
  • Provide weekly and monthly reporting to the management team
  • Other duties as required

About You

We’d love to meet someone with a proven track record in sales, with circa 5 years experience.

You’ll need to have the drive and determination to work without structure, process and support. 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!

Context

We are seeking a mid-level Marketing Manager whose role it will be to drive marketing activities across all of our key territories, with a focus on the UK. This is an opportunity to position The Bakery as a leading authority in corporate innovation as well as a destination for the best entrepreneurs worldwide to find relevant opportunities. Reporting to the Head of Sales & Marketing, you will also work closely with the Co-Founders and rest of the Sales & Marketing team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage The Bakery brand and to ensure consistency in its communication across all our materials and marketing channels
  • Help to create a comprehensive marketing plan against specific, measurable goals to target the different audiences, for all channels that are effective. This will cover Events, Content, Newsletters, Digital (PPC, SEO), Social, Video, Print etc.
  • Execute the delivery of this plan and achieve set goals and targets
  • Curate and manage multiple marketing databases to ensure we can target the right audiences with the right messages at the right time
  • Get involved with the creation of all sales and marketing materials, including content for print and the web – which could include website, brochures, video, landing pages, blogs etc
  • Plan, run and manage events with the Events Manager
  • Create and maximise PR opportunities, write press releases and build a warm network of journalists, working with a PR Agency if appropriate
  • Create comprehensive reporting and analytics for all goals and targets.

About You

We’d love to meet someone with a proven track record in driving and executing upon a marketing strategy with a strong focus on digital. Ideally you will have worked in an early stage business and understand how to engage with multiple audiences. You’ll need to have the drive and determination to work without structure, process and support. 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!

Context

The Bakery needs an Engagement Manager to join its talented team, 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 – so you’ll have experience analysing clients’ 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 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.

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 (current team of 8) 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
  • Plan and manage timelines for your client projects
  • Project manage trials that go ahead between clients and startups
  • Helping to plan and organise Bakery events on the changing tech landscape
  • Becoming an expert on emerging tech via meeting with entrepreneurs building incredible things!

About you

  • You will have between 1 – 4 years’ client-facing experience, ideally in a digital, creative or innovation agency
  • A strategic, creative brain and a keen interest in brands and business development
  • Effortless 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!

Context

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
  • Continually update our database ensuring conversations and new contacts are stored with appropriate filters
  • Prepare reports and collateral for client events and research reports
  • Become an expert on emerging tech via meeting with entrepreneurs building incredible things!

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.

Your must-have experience:

  • Between 1-3  years 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 need to understand it at a deep level
  • Experience managing multiple project and deadlines
  • Proactive can-do attitude!

We want people who are super passionate about:

  • Learning from working with the highest growth 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

Context

As part of the next stage in our journey we have recently launched our new Start programme: connecting the best entrepreneurs with client problems to start new companies from scratch.

The Bakery is hiring a Talent Scout for Start, whose role it will be to attract, assess and retain the best entrepreneurs worldwide. We are looking to build £multi-million revenue companies over the next few years and the success of these companies will rely on the calibre and strengths of the individuals who build them.

Reporting to the Head of Talent, this position will be responsible for building a pipeline of candidates for each of our client’s Start programmes on an ongoing basis.

The Talent team is a new division and so early hires will play a pivotal role in establishing the foundations for long-term success.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Scout for the best global technical talent to join our Start programme – bringing ideas and creativity to the process of locating & attracting the best people
  • Plug into and network within communities where technical talent is found: Universities, Tech Fairs, MeetUps, Startup events etc.
  • Help to create, share and build a buzz around Start promotional materials
  • Build deep relationships with relevant industry contacts who will be able to support the Start programme e.g. careers platforms, Universities and influencers
  • Share & build upon continued learnings within the Talent team relating to psychology, entrepreneurship, leadership and talent disciplines
  • Become an expert in emerging technology trends
  • Meet, assess and select the best talent through a structured interview and assessment process
  • Onboard & track candidate details through our CRM system

About you

We’d love to meet someone who is super passionate about solving problems with new technology and the right people: this role sits at the intersection of the two and your ability to piece the two together will be key.

Your experience:

  • Startup / early stage company experience
  • Some exposure to the world of technology & talent 
  • A real people person – amazing at building relationships with others and curious about understanding people at a deep level
  • Experience interviewing & assessing people is a plus
  • Willingness to travel

Context

As part of the next stage in our journey we have recently launched our new Start programme: connecting the best entrepreneurs with client problems to start new companies from scratch.

We supercharge entrepreneurs and start-ups by unlocking the power of corporates to build amazing new ventures.

 

Start

Start is a new model of company building which enables the world’s best technical and entrepreneurial talent to create companies from the ground up.

 

We derisk building scalable businesses by giving you the edge through unrivalled access to capital, data, insight, expert knowledge and commercial opportunities within our corporate partners.We’ve identified corporate’s biggest long-term challenges ready for a pool of highly-talented technical entrepreneurs to build real  businesses around.

 

Think you’ve got the talent to start a new company with serious growth potential? Then we want to meet you!

 

Why choose Start?

Starting a business is hard. We’ve got the expertise and resources to make you more likely to succeed.

 

  • We’ve found real corporate pain points that businesses are ready to commit money to solve, right now
  • Start gives entrepreneurs a better chance to succeed by de-risking and accelerating the process to product market fit
  • The Bakery has global connections across the corporate and startup ecosystem – providing you with access to an unrivalled network of people to work with throughout every stage of the journey
  • Inside the corporate we’ve unlocked assets that will accelerate your product development. From datasets, distribution networks, celebrity endorsements, to the corporate backend systems – we have it covered
  • Start brings together the best people to work with – talented co-founders, designers, a cross section of industry-leading mentors and subject matter experts – all under one roof
  • Our monthly stipend and office space will reduce the financial burden

 

Is Start right for you?

 

If you are capable of starting a business from scratch and have the ambition and determination necessary this is for you. We will be allocating the majority of our places to highly technical people but will be accepting applications from anyone with a strong commercial outlook and with the raw talent to be successful.

 

We are looking to build new companies with people who are  collaborative, pragmatic and want optionality. Founders who are interested in building revenue generating companies quickly built on traction from corporate opportunities.

 

To register your interest sign up  or email ellen@thebakery.com to find out more.