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Manager of Food Services-Mariano’s

Company Name: Mariano's
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Plan, direct and manage the store Food Service operations to promote and maximize sales and profit margins and achieve labor goals.  Meet or exceed budgeted targets through effective utilization of resources Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

Demonstrate a love of food and passion for people, incredible customer service and performance excellence through example and team member education.
Encourage teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers.
Ensure proper product handling to control cost (e.g. shrink and waste).
Follows all company, store and department policies and procedures.
Manage the Food Services program while adhering to local, state and federal regulations and requirements.
Institute ‘Best Practice’ leadership and management principles.
Drive sales and profits through innovative merchandising, industry knowledge and technical expertise.
Provide leadership, support/guidance to ensure food quality standards, inventory levels, food safety, sanitation guidelines and customer service expectations are met and maintained.
Manage a cost-effective program; effectively forecast, plan, order and receive product/supplies and schedule associates to achieve labor goals while meeting or exceeding the customers’ expectations.
Direct/coordinate all food production and processing; oversee and/or participates in menu planning
Manage prep work for multiple departments up to and including finished product.
Manage all phases of serving food to the customers; meet with customer and plan catering needs or functions supplying food and other services as agreed to by the parties; supervise all staff in managing the event.
Ensure associates are properly trained; establish/maintain cross training practices to optimize production.
Maintain required records including food production and inventory records.
Review work procedures and operational concerns; determine methods to improve customer service, production, performance, safety and sanitation.
Communicate daily with the store director regarding the department status (e.g., success, issues and planning).
Interview and select best fit team members in partnership with the People Services Manager.
Physical demands include, but are not limited to, regularly sit, stand and use hands to handle, finger or feel objects, tools or controls; frequently walk, talk, hear, climb stairs, reach with hands or arms and adjust visual focus. Occasionally kneel, crouch, lift objects up to 50 lbs., and climb ladders.
Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications: 

High school diploma/GED, 5 yrs in supermarket industry and completion of mangement training program, or equvilent combination of education/experience
Effective leadership, interpersonal communication and customer service skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment; strong time management skills
Sound judgement/problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to create operating budgets/financial forecast
Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

Comprehensive knowledge of store operations and human resource functions
Education Level: None
Required Travel: [[req_reqTravel]]
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: Midwest


States: Illinois


Jobs at Mariano's: At Mariano's, our values are rooted in the Midwest –we work hard and we believe in the team members that make what we do possible each day. It’s these values that allow us to continue to grow and provide our customers with the best value and service as we have for over 140 years. Here, you’ll find opportunities to advance your career, fulfill a leadership role and be a member of team that is dedicated to supporting our stores and creating a shopping experience that customers love. 


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores,

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

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