EASTERN DIVISION OFFICE-6670A-LANHAM-MD
The Merchandising and Marketing Department has a Produce Operations Specialist in the DMV area: These positions will be located in the Eastern Division.
Position Purpose: The Operations Specialist monitors, enforces, and supports execution of the division merchandising plan for their department in assigned stores. Train, coach, oversee and develop store teams within department. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Travels to assigned stores working with the Department Manager and staff to share merchandising plans for departments to meet sales, gross and labor targets.
Works with and counsels department Managers and Store Directors in all aspects of product merchandising and customer service.
Visits stores and evaluates on overall department presentation, cleanliness, compliance and program execution to company policy and procedures.
Measurers store level performance through department sales, gross profit and labor percent.
Executes plans measured through store visits, reviewing results of plans, and observing store department conditions.
Determines success of training programs by reviewing and assessing evaluations.
Provide work guidance to store associates in areas such as product knowledge, sales and marketing techniques, understanding of profit and loss and compliance with company policies.
Trains department managers basics of the business and managing their department.
Provides input to Store Director on Store Department Manager performance.
College degree or equivalent work experience.
5+ years in grocery retail with a strong understanding across all departments to include Front End, Grocery and Fresh operations.
Must possess previous Department Manager and Store Director experience.
Possess good written and verbal communication skills and deal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the phone.
Possess a marketing orientation, good analytical and problem solving abilities.
Possess math skills to complete straightforward analysis.
Possess strong leadership skills with the ability to lead and motivate others without directly supervising.
Division-wide travel, up to 70%.
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