Bakery Field Merchandiser

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Safeway Inc''s Eastern Division''s Bakery Merchandising Department, located in Lanham, Maryland, has an opening for a Field Merchandiser to support the Eastern Division stores.
High school diploma or G.E.D. 4-year college degree preferred.
3-5 years'' retail store experience with at least 1-2 years in retail management.
Full technical knowledge of retail Bakery. Retail commercial and scratch bakery required.
High degree of initiative with strong planning skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to understand and communicate techniques involved in training, inventory control, management, and quality of Bakery.
Strong customer service focus, team building and training skills, able to motivate and coordinate merchandising initiatives.
Computer literate, Word, Excel and Outlook
Must live or be willing to live in the Eastern Division, Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC.
Acceptable HR File review and in current position 6 months (internal applicants).
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identify opportunities and train Bakery employees to improve service and operating performance.
Apply expanded knowledge and use of multiple operational reports to route out and solve operational opportunities.
Provide regular communication to the District Manager(s) and MDO(s) on store progress in their districts.
Provide information and support to stores on new items, holiday merchandising, and quality standards.
Supervise new stores and remodels, implement programs and objectives, and train store personnel.
Oversee compliance with policies and procedures set up by Safeway and appropriate regulatory agencies.
Act as a liaison between the MDO''s, DMS, District and Store management.
Keep updated on competition and report to MDO''s and DMS.
Assist in implementing programs and policies designed to increase sales and profits in all Departments to achieve planned results.
Identify potential successors and assist in the training and development of those employees.
Participate in the performance appraisal of the Bakery managers in their districts.
Participate in the interview and selection process of new Bakery Department managers.
Extensive travel within Division required-approximately 90%. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.
The employee will be responsible for the cost of personal commute mileage
whether using their personal vehicle or a company provided vehicle. The company will be responsible for the cost of business mileage and may
provide a company vehicle if policy requirements are met and maintained.
Support the Bakery Merchandising Department as needed. Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications; bonus eligible.
Closing Date: Friday, May 28th, 2010
Applicants must apply online for this position. Emailed, faxed or mailed resumes/applications will not be considered.
Job Title: Bakery Field Merchandiser
Company: Safeway Inc
Country: U.S.
State/Province: Maryland
City: Lanham
Position Category: Marketing / Category Management
Requisition Number: MKTN106091

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