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Deli/Bakery Analyst/Project Manager

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Support the team in developing Kroger Manufactured Products (KMP) sales plans and special programs necessary to achieve sales, tonnage and contribution margin business plans. Work with the Category Management team to maximize Manufacturing sales and tonnage results by providing promotional sales and marketing communications. Oversee the project development of all new Deli/Bakery Manufacturing items. Interface with the Corporate Brands and Finance teams to develop reports, programs and systems that provide the sales team with the data necessary to analyze and make optimal business decisions. Provide all data for annual budgeting, period reporting and recapping as well as other activities as needed. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Update and implement enhancements to the Sales Plan Model to help meet business objectives
  • Provide write-ups for programs and special events
  • Provide technical support for the Manufacturing Deli/Bakery team
  • Oversee all projects being worked on the Deli/Bakery Manufacturing plants regarding new products
  • Works closely with the Category Management team and Our Brands team on new product ideation and corporate timelines
  • Assist in evaluating and developing technical business solutions for the Merchandising team
  • Implement company initiatives for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Mercury projects
  • Develop and maintain technical tools to enhance communications to remote users, plants and the corporate office
  • Manage the All Product Information (API) file, keeping it updated with current item information for Country Oven Bakery, Layton and KB Specialty (i.e., set up new items with cost to produce, division transfer cost, divisions carrying the item, weight, package count, remove items, and category)
  • Create and maintain a master budget by plant, division and category from Essbase which is rolled into a master total worksheet
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, information technology or a related field
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within and outside the organization
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent ESSBASE skills
  • Advanced Business Objects skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to take managed risks
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to make decisions and implement changes
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical process control

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Process management or quality improvement process skills
  • Kroger systems experience
  • Category management experience


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Deli/Bakery || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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