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Deli/Bakery Field Merchandiser

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



Position Summary

Work collaboratively with field specialist and store teams in the execution of store sales plans. Execute the Corporate Deli/Bakery Merchandising strategies and plans for respective division. Ensure execution of and establish store accountability for sales plans for the Deli/Bakery department through frequent and timely store visits; encourage valuable feedback from store leadership, field specialist, and associates that provide opportunities to increase sales, profits. Address issues that hinder stores' ability to meet/exceed customers' expectations for ease of shopping, variety, freshness, cleanliness, regulatory and food safety. Spend majority of time in stores to ensure Merchandising strategies and plan are executed with excellence. Coach and develop direct reports, and store teams to achieve and execute all goals and company strategies and maintain a supply of qualified, promotable individuals. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Communicate Deli/Bakery sales plans, department standards and inspired selling through regular communication calls
  • Conduct frequent and timely store visits and encourage valuable feedback from store leadership, field specialists, and Deli/Bakery associates that provide opportunities to increase sales, profits, and improve shrink
  • Work with field specialist to resolve store issues and remove barriers that prohibit the stores from implementing the budgeted Deli/Bakery department sales plan
  • Review store orders for adjustments and work closely with the corporate departments to resolve product delivery issues
  • Oversee the execution of the weekly sales plan providing feedback to corporate merchandising departments
  • Understand the competitive landscape within the division and provide necessary feedback to corporate merchandising
  • Collaborate with corporate merchandising on executing local seasonal and special merchandising programs
  • Monitor the daily/weekly reports to identify any product cost or transportation charge corrections
  • Work with field specialist in identifying department training needs and ensure the effective use of the training
  • Communicate the corporate sales plan in execution meetings
  • Ensure all store associates, store leadership and district managers have a complete understanding of all aspects and functions of the Deli/Bakery department and its alignment with the company strategy
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Any store management experience
  • System and software knowledge
  • Ability to establish priorities, consumer trends, project and react to business issues
  • Ability to manage and lead people
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Any successful store leadership experience
  • Any experience as corporate Deli/Bakery coordinator, background in category management or procurement
  • 1 year or more of experience in Procurement (BAPC)

    Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
    Required Travel: Up to 50%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: Driver's License
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: South


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

    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:  TN || Nashville || 2620 Elm Hill Pike || 37214 || Kroger Stores || None || Merchandising || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || Driver's License 

    Nearest Major Market: Nashville

    Job Segment: Merchandising, Developer, Food Safety, Law, Category Manager, Retail, Technology, Quality, Legal

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