Assistant Store Manager (Perishable Manager)

Sprouts Farmers Market Sugar Land , TX 77478

Posted 3 months ago

Job Introduction

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The Perishable Manager serves as the primary subject matter expert at store level for all perishable departments, including Bakery, Deli, Meat/Seafood, and Produce. The successful execution within these departments is the responsibility of the Perishable Manager with oversight from the Store Manager. The Perishable Manager ensures all operational recommendations regarding people, process, partners, and performance for perishable departments are provided in a timely manner to the Store Manager. In the Store Manager's absence, the Perishable Manager is expected to make the necessary decisions to maintain effective and efficient operational execution. In this instance, the Perishable Manager will brief the appropriate Regional Trainer to ensure alignment in the decision making. Additionally, the Perishable Manager assists in managing daily operations of an assigned store. The Perishable Manager must plan and prepare work schedules, supervise team members, and ensure compliance with established security, sales, and record keeping procedures and practices. In the absence of the Store Manager, the Perishable Manager assumes complete responsibility for all phases of store operations. Work hours may include nights, weekends and holidays. Flexibility in store assignment is also required. Handling large sums of cash in compliance with company standards is required.

Overview of Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

  • Greets customers and maintains good customer relations.

  • In addition to support of overall store operations, has responsibility for all perishable departments, including Bakery, Deli, Meat/Seafood, and Produce.

  • Manages the perishable inventories by tracking weekly sales reports and orders product so as to meet customer requirements and the company's gross profit goals.

  • In the absence of the Store Manager, called upon to assume complete responsibility for all phases of store operations.

  • Looks for areas where improvements in service may be required; implements processes, procedures and/or changes to address these issues.

  • Provides constructive suggestions and encouragement, sets performance expectations, provides honest feedback, and identifies assignments to provide others with developmental opportunities.

  • Develops and implements merchandising plans, including creating attractive displays, merchandises new items, sales items and does promotional tie-ins, in order to meet the sales and profit objectives of the store and the departments.

  • Supports Store Manager with development and direction in the execution of strategies to improve product placement and appearance.

  • Monitors display accuracy and appearance to implement promotions. Ensures that products are properly displayed and ordered in a manner to maintain in-stock conditions.

  • Responsible for proper backroom inventory levels; prepares, maintains and tracks records to calculate gross monthly profits according to company guidelines.

  • Assists the Store Manager with health, safety and sanitation issues in order to maintain a safe and clean work environment for team members and customers to ensure compliance with all OSHA requirements, other governmental regulations and company standards.

  • Ensures compliance with legal requirements and company policies and procedures.

  • Forecasts, schedules, and monitors labor to be consistent with store sales and productivity guidelines and wage budgets; creates action plan to address cost control issues.

  • Directs, oversees, and evaluates the training of all perishable department team members in order to reduce and control turnover, promote more efficient operations and to provide better control over labor costs.

  • Develops and maintains communication with the other departments in the store in order to devise marketing plans which will help to meet the financial objectives of the store. Keeps Store Manager and, when appropriate, departmental Regional Trainers, fully informed of these actions.

  • Identifies areas in perishables and other departments in the store where improvements in customer service are required, then implements changes and procedures to address these needs.

  • Maintains accurate department records on all important matters, including team member performance and discipline, sales plans, etc.

  • At times may also perform duties of staff as required.

  • Communicates sales goals, department performance and sales opportunities with staff to ensure positive results.

  • Manages issues relating to store maintenance, cleanliness, safety and sanitation.

  • Oversees and monitors handling of cash and accounting. Ensures store is secured.

  • Focuses on customer satisfaction and needs, ensures that team members provide customers with superior customer service.

  • Maintains positive working relationships with direct reports, peers, supervisors, suppliers, and customers effectively handling complex or difficult situations involving others.

  • Motivates others to perform the job and work towards common objectives. Serves as a role model to others instilling a positive attitude in team members.

  • Writes reports for accidents or other incidents such as when team members or customers are hurt within the store or in the parking lot and processes according to company procedures.

  • Responsible for overseeing all monies in the store and reviewing reports of the day's receipts as well as weekly and monthly reports.

  • Responsible for dealing with emergencies, crises, and any problems that arise during the day in the store.

  • Maintains effective contact with team members at all levels in the organization involved in store operations (i.e., Warehouse, Distribution, Regional Directors, Regional Trainers, Merchandising, etc.).

  • Responsible for ensuring dates on merchandise, such as dairy products, meats, and baked goods, are checked and expired food pulled off the shelves on a regular basis pursuant to Sprouts procedures.

  • Ensures the specials and items advertised in flyers are on the shelves.

  • Develops and trains future leaders.

  • Responsible for making sure team members are trained.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 1-3 years retail management experience and degree in business, management, retailing, or related fields preferred; or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in business, management, marketing, retailing, communications, advertising, liberal arts, or related field preferred

  • Experience and/or exposure to perishable departmental operations.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

  • Strong orientation to detail and analytical skills.

  • Solid problem solving skills and decisiveness.

  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates.

  • Proven leadership ability to build, motivate and maintain staff.

  • Forklift/power jack training and experience.

  • Appropriate food handler's certificate/permit

  • Ability to handle stressful situations.

  • Organization and planning skills.

  • Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

  • Ability to delegate effectively.

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Software including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and extreme cold.

  • Fast paced working environment.

  • Lift moderately heavy loads up to 75 lbs.

  • Ability to bend, reach, kneel, squat.

  • Able to stand for long periods of time.

  • Able to push/pull heavy loads.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years retail management experience and degree in business, management, retailing, or related fields preferred; or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in business, management, marketing, retailing, communications, advertising, liberal arts, or related field preferred.

  • Experience and/or exposure to perishable departmental operations.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

  • Strong orientation to detail and analytical skills.

  • Solid problem solving skills and decisiveness.

BenefitsIn addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

  • Competitive pay

  • Opportunities for career growth

  • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts

  • Flexible schedules

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits: - 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match

  • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care

  • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

Why SproutsGrow with us! If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmers market setting. Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts' management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. AD123


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