Lead Merchandiser Fresh

Kehe Food Distributors Naperville , IL 60540

Posted 4 days ago

Overview

Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

The Lead Retail Fresh Merchandiser is accountable for managing the successful design and implementation of setups and major resets to support Account Management and Sales Operations objectives. As with all positions at KeHE we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision and Values.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and execute store setups and major resets nationally.

  • Prepare and communicate activity schedules on a timely basis.

  • Work with company and customer teams to develop and communicate planograms and other store set design documents.

  • Implement and validate store rotation schedules for the region working directly with Category Management and Sales.

  • Implement and validate the Model Store program for Fresh.

  • Maintain expenses to budget.

  • Direct the activities of Merchandisers. Coach, counsel, train, and evaluate job performance of subordinates in meeting their assigned objectives and develop their skills.

  • Recommend and implement changes in staffing requirements and assist in the selection process to effect such changes.

  • Administer appropriate company policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in perimeter merchandising specific to cheese; including both independent and chain accounts.

  • Working knowledge of and literacy in computer software, including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and category management applications and planograms.

Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends.

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 80%

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all organizational levels.

  • Proficient in time management and delegation skills.

  • Prepare weekly results reports for retailers.

  • Increase sales by way of proper merchandising and cross selling.

  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, including anticipating problems and taking appropriate preventive action to avoid crises whenever possible.

  • Proficient in team leadership skills. Strong at defining team mission and link to company objectives, providing team members the tools they need to function, and resolving issues hindering optimum team performance.

  • Ability to work productively and effectively as part of a team.

  • Ability to effectively identify long-term issues, develop and implement strategies to address these issues, and linking shorter-term activities to these strategies.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions. Must be able to carry, lift and/or move up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to cooler and freezer temperatures. The associate is required to frequently sit, stand, walk, and climb. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a warehouse environment where temperatures can vary from very cool to very warm. The associate is exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise levels in the work environment are typically low to moderate.

Requisition ID2019-4422


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