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Bear Market, Coffee Shop Manager

Job Summary


Bear Market Coffee continues to grow and we are opening a new flagship store on South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. We are looking for a a full time Manger to oversee the general running of the shop, staff and the coffee quality and constantly strive to improve the in-store customer experience. We are committed to the brewing and delivery of quality coffee by professional and talented staff. Bear Markets reputation and success has been built by the passion of its baristas for quality coffee and fantastic customer care.


A cup of coffee will give you a caffeine perk, but a great coffee experience will leave you feeling reborn. That’s why we have created a community of coffee lovers who believe that where you enjoy your coffee is just as important as what’s in the cup! Our passion for quality runs through everything we do, from our specially chosen coffees, teas, hot chocolate and pastries, through to our determination to create a space that people will really enjoy. Pioneers of the Irish speciality coffee scene, Bear Market is committed to the brewing and serving of speciality coffee by professional and upbeat staff. We serve a lot of regular customers as well as new customers throughout the day and have some incredible people working for us on our team. We work with local roasters as well as some of the finest worlds roasters to brew the best specialty coffee Ireland has to offer. We are a passionate company, growing and expanding so if you would like to develop your career within the coffee and service industry, apply to be part of the Bear Market team.

Your main tasks as Manager comes under the following sections;

Operational Management

  • Make sure store operational checklists are complete and finished to the best standard.

  • Assigning jobs to employees and following up on work results.

  • Ensure availability of merchandise and services by stock taking, maintaining inventories and stock rotation.

  • Making sure security system is in place and
    measures taken to eliminate missing/stolen stock.

  • Ensuring safe cash handling procedures. Till is counted every morning & evening; balancing each evening

Training, Development and People Management

  • Maintain store staff by motivating, disciplining, orienting and training employees.

  • Making sure staff are busy at all times and have a proactive attitude.

  • Highlighting where training may be required and which staff members are developing for further roles.

    Customer Service

  • Ensure that client expectations of services are consistently met and developed.

  • Establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and giving best customer care.

  • Developing relationships with clients & going the extra mile

    Health and Safety

  • Maintaining a clean and safe store to ensure the customer enjoys the experience. Making sure the ambience is right with regards music, cleanliness and vibrancy.

Quality Assurance

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by pushing standards within the coffee industry. Continually monitoring and maintaining coffee quality in
    line with Bear Markets high standards. Responsible for continuing to improve
    and keep up to date with global industry best practice. Ensuring these best
    practice are passed onto all staff members and each Barista is learning and
    improving inline with the team so that each drink served has the same high

  • Monitoring Waste on fresh merchandise to minimise waste and stale produce

  • Maximising profits by up-selling new items, cakes, guest coffee’s etc and training staff to offer more to the customer and educate on new lines.

  • Reporting to Directors on any ideas, problems, changes etc

Staff Roster & Holiday periods

  • Complete staff roster two weeks in advance maintaining hours within guidelines.

  • Maintain and approve holiday requests for staff.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Fluent English

Full-time flexible availability

Strong Leadership skills

Friendly and professional customer service focused personality

Team Player

Quick learner


Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment



The benefits of working for Bear Market is that we are a young dynamic company which continues to innovate and grow. There are ample opportunities to develop your career. This is a full time Management Role with competitive base salary and bonus structure based on performance and targets. Of course a major perk is complimentary coffee while working with Bear Market to keep you motivated and energised!

Job Type: Full-time