- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- Sterling Heights
Department: MICH District
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: District Manager dotted line to Grocery Merchandiser
Position Supervises: N/A
Pay Level: 6-8
FLSA Status: Exempt
Assess each store's ability to exceed customer expectations for ease of shopping, service, variety, freshness, cleanliness, food safety and regulatory conditions. Serve as a liaison to Departments providing upward feedback on the effectiveness of the merchandising or operational plans/programs as well as local needs and products. Work with store management to identify store opportunities, analyze reports to improve sales, shrink, safety, profit and the customers shopping experience. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.
Instruct and train stores associates in the proper use of their stores display space, special or seasonal merchandising techniques and follow through on the implementation of Enterprise/Division store sets that allow for proper allocation, variety and freshness of product.
Instruct and train store Department Managers in proper ordering, execution of the sales plan, implementation and development of product mix to support consistent sales, profit, and tonnage growth.
Ensure that required Division methods of handling, receiving, storage, conditioning, pricing, stocking, and rotating are implemented.
Responsible for ensuring each Department's implementation and execution of merchandising and operational plans as directed by applicable Division Department.
Responsible for ensuring key retailing initiatives.
Ensure stores compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, and Enterprise/Division policy; ensure adherence to Division standards on their commodities and departments.
Maintain and support all Food Safety and Sanitation "best practices" of the Division.
Work with store's associates in the promotion of safety and shared responsibility for the achievement of a zero accident safety culture.
Assist in the effective implementation of technologies and use of systems (CAO, etc.).
Assist as needed in the installation, training, and use of new equipment and/or work methods.
Work with district stores, focusing from a total department contribution standpoint to drive cost effective sales and profitability.
Keep abreast of competitive situations and monitor and report significant programs or activities
Work with stores in the achievement of the Shrink glide path; apply tools to manage this area.
Provide feedback to Store Manager and District Manager, on the strengths and developmental opportunities of associates in Grocery department.
Identify training stores and managers within districts and evaluate department team strengths and opportunities.
Work with Human Resources Coordinator and store teams to ensure the effective use of Kroger training programs and assist in the training of store personnel as needed.
Provide input concerning promotability and selection of Store Department Managers to District Managers and assist in the training for and transition of the new Department Manager to his/her store.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Assistant Store Manager (1-4 years)
Computer skills - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Strong leadership skills
Ability to take on tasks outside of their expertise.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to achieve objectives through others
Desired Previous Job Experience:
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: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 100%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Nearest Major Market: Detroit
About the company
Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.
Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit Kroger.com.