Leadership Essentials Internship Program

Kroger Carbondale , IL 62902

Posted 3 weeks ago

Department: LOU Human Resources

Post End Date:

Position Type: Intern

Position Reports To: Training Store Manager & LE1 Manager

Position Supervises: N/A

Pay Level:

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

This is an instructional course (9 weeks of in-store training and 1 week of classroom instruction) designed to acclimate the candidate to basic functions performed on a management level in a retail grocery setting. Upon successful completion of the training program, you will have the option to continue through the school year as a management intern or enter the management training program upon graduation from college. Upon completion of the management training program you will serve as an Assistant Store Manager with an overall day-to-day responsibility of running all aspects of a retail grocery store. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist store manager and associates in the achievement of a favorable customer shopping experience and associate interest in customer service/relations.

  • Assist in leading teams in the planning, implementation and execution of human resources, merchandising and operating initiatives.

  • Work with department leaders and associates to identify opportunities in the store, develop timely solutions and create action plans.

  • Achieve/exceed weekly, period, and annual sales, wage budgets, profit budgets, and other targeted goals.

  • Drive sales by working with department leaders to maximize sales and profits, reduce shrink and improve each store department's contribution.

  • Assist the store manager in the regular store-level financial performance discussions.

  • Analyze and respond to the competitive landscape within the store, district and division.

  • Utilize coordinators and other field staff to ensure store departments are achieving sales and profit goals.

  • Promote and support strong relationships with local community organizations in the surrounding area in which the store operates.

  • Assist in building a proactive and productive relationship with union representatives and business agents.

  • Serve as liaison providing feedback to Store Manager, District Manager and Coordinators on the effectiveness of Division human resource, merchandising and operational plans/programs.

  • Assist the store manager in staffing, reducing turnover, increasing retention and store operations.

  • Provide timely feedback to department leaders and associates on individual and department performance.

  • Assist with the management of labor and supply costs on a daily basis to meet customer service and financial targets.

  • Achieve a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills.

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 20 years old

  • Earned a High School diploma

  • In Senior Year of earning a Bachelor's degree

  • Bring Retail Store Management Experience

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Completed Junior Year of college

  • 1-year previous retail experience preferred

  • Previous experience in directing the efforts of multiple individuals from diverse work groups

  • Previous financial responsibility including budget preparation and management

Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.

Education Level: None

Required Travel: None

Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Regions: South

States: Illinois


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