Job Title: Bakery Specialist
FLSA Status: Salary
Reports To: Bakery Assistant Director
Guests at Festival expect the highest quality and freshest Bakery items in the Midwest and skilled associates with the expertise to answer their Bakery questions. It's our Bakery leaders and associates that make that happen for guests each day. The Bakery Specialist travels our stores throughout Wisconsin to lead and develop Bakery Department Managers with an empowered problem-solving approach.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead and develop a team of department managers across assigned company store locations.
Assist in the development and execution of training tools and programs.
Assist in the development of new items.
Assist in the development and the execution of standards for associate performance, guest service, and in-store merchandising.
Monitor the department to ensure all safety standards are being met.
Manage every day and seasonal assortments of products for all store locations.
Manage the department's overall profitability to ensure it aligns with annual operating plan and adjust as needed.
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, quantitative analysis, resource allocation, human resources, leadership techniques, coordination of people and resources.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills including verbal communication, listening, negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and being assertive.
Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, Outlook, OneNote.
Proficient in Servant Leadership practices.
Monitoring and assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Spend 90% in stores being hands on with the Bakery Departments, standing in place for long periods of time; walking in the store; bending, stooping and kneeling regularly.
Remainder of time spent in an office environment.
The Bakery Specialist is a salaried position. The work schedule will include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
Ability to travel within the state of WI, up to 90% of the time.
Supporting a 24/7 business operation, weekends are considered part of the work week as scheduled.
Festival Foods serves guests in over 30 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets throughout Wisconsin. At Festival Foods, we're not simply selling groceries; we're on a mission! Every business decision we make is based on our "Boomerang Principle"--empowering our associates to make decisions and take actions that will "Bring the Customer Back". We are proud to be a family and employee-owned company.