Produce Merchandiser

US-GA-Atlanta
Requisition ID
2017-18903
# of Openings
1
Talent Area
Merchandising
30342

Overview

The Fresh Market currently has an opening for a Produce/Floral Merchandiser.  This position will be based in the Southeast (covering stores in Georgia and South Carolina primarily), and will report in to a Manager, Merchandising located at the corporate office in Greensboro, NC. 

 

This role is responsible for executing in-store merchandising tasks in order to achieve competitive advantage at the store level.  The qualified candidate will work within a retail environment to effectively merchandise products by applying appropriate store-wide and/or corporate-wide standards. He or she will work closely with store staff in regard to department maintenance and he or she will also train staff on appropriate merchandising standards.

 

This position requires an experienced professional who has an expertise in Produce/Floral knowledge, food handling, presentation, ordering, quality control, and prepared food production.

Responsibilities

 

  • Exaction of Standard Practices:
    • Quality
    • Order Writing
    • Rotation
    • In Store Production
    • Food Safety
  • Exaction of Merchandising Plan:
    • Department Layouts
  • Conduct Training / Develop Training Processes
    • Department Managers
    • Clerks
    • New Employees
  • Oversee multiple store locations
  • Maintains departments by observing displays of company products; removing damaged or freshness-dated products; tidying store shelves; providing optimum display of products.
  • Maintains quality results by following and enforcing standards.
  • Ensures that store management successfully executes planograms.

 

Preferred Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to motivate and lead teams
  • Knowledge of general operating aspects of the produce business
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in strong collaboration with peers
  • Good critical thinking ability; problem solving
  • Sense of urgency/persistence; ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment
  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships

 

Requirements  

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Retail experience required; Produce Merchandising experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel with the ability to analyze reports
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions, furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to travel daily within assigned territory to include occasional over nights (Travel required:  80%)

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