Deli Kitchen Merchandiser

Dallas, TX 75243

Posted: 05/20/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Other Job Number: 18901 Pay Rate: 75,000

Job Description

Deli Kitchen Merchandiser
Our client in Dallas, TX has an immediate opening for a Deli Kitchen Merchandiser on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:
Established grocery retailer dedicated to quality products, customer service, and the communities they serve.

Deli Kitchen Merchandiser Role:
We are seeking a dedicated Deli Kitchen Merchandiser to lead our kitchen departments in providing exceptional customer experiences and achieving departmental sales and profit goals. The ideal candidate will oversee all kitchen operations, encourage innovation, and uphold our commitment to operational excellence. This role involves directing and supervising all kitchen activities, supporting day-to-day operations, and embracing a customer-first strategy.
Develop schedules that balance customer traffic with associate availability.
Create a welcoming and appreciative environment for both customers and associates, addressing product-related queries.
Develop and implement Plan-o-grams to enhance customer convenience and streamline shopping experiences.
Achieve budgeted sales, profit, and labor goals for the kitchen department.
Create and maintain sales strategies aligned with current, future, seasonal, and special promotions.
Assist in budget preparation, profit and loss reviews, and take appropriate actions based on financial reports.
Monitor and correct inventory discrepancies, ensuring optimal stocking conditions.
Manage daily, weekly, and monthly price changes through shelf tags and promotional signage.
Plan, organize, and oversee inventory processes.
Communicate relevant information to associates and establish departmental performance goals.
Control departmental expenses and coach associates to meet performance standards.
Train and develop managers on job performance, participating in the appraisal process.
Supervise and coach direct reports, providing performance feedback.
Oversee new store setups, remodels, and resets in collaboration with the Purchasing Department.
Ensure adherence to local, state, and federal health and civil code regulations.
Maintain compliance with all food safety regulations and guidelines, ensuring proper temperature controls.
Ensure associate participation in mandatory training programs and compliance with company policies.
Promote safety by following procedures, identifying unsafe conditions, and conducting preventive maintenance.
Report customer or employee accidents promptly.
Assist in developing and implementing standard operating procedures for the kitchen departments.
Achieves results through teamwork and effective coaching.
Communicates effectively and candidly.
Executes tasks with excellence and leads change and innovation.
Provides clear and strategic direction.
Prioritizes customer satisfaction.

Deli Kitchen Merchandiser Background Profile:
3-5 years of multi-unit kitchen management experience, with a focus on scratch recipes and freshly prepared items.
High school diploma or equivalent; culinary degree preferred.
Effective verbal and written communication skills; bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Knowledge of retail math, recipe measurements, food costing, margins, and sales forecasting.
Ability to handle stressful situations.
Basic proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must meet the physical demands of the position and be at least 18 years old.
Ability to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and holidays.
Management and food retail experience preferred.
Food Safety Certification preferred.

Features and Benefits:
Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage
Vision and Dental
Paid Time Off

Frontline Source Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. The client cannot sponsor any visas.

Disclaimer: Sensitive and personal data will not be requested by Frontline Source Group or its affiliates until a job offer is made and accepted. If you ever doubt the validity of our job postings, we encourage you to call one of our branch locations to verify the status on any job.

Job Requirements

Deli Kitchen Merchandiser, Deli Kitchen Manager Multi-Unit, Deli Kitchen Director

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Cook

Mike Cook or as he is known in the industry "Grocery Store Mike", is a specialized grocery retail recruiter for Frontline Source Group. With more than 35+ years in the grocery retail industry, Mike started as a part-time courtesy clerk. He worked his way up to serve in-store leadership positions with both traditional and specialty food formats.  His expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders for small supermarkets to large grocery store operations with hundreds of locations. This experience is what differentiates his ability to recruit top Grocery talent from other recruiters in the market place.

Throughout his career, Mike has placed an emphasis on professional development and continuing education. He was in the charter class of Brookshire University, graduating as salutatorian. He also has earned certificates of proficiency in management specialized leadership and retail management from Tyler Junior College. The later certification was in collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. And, he has received numerous awards and accolades for customer service and leadership.

Mike has a passion for community service, having served as a board member for the Bear Creek Specialty Utility District (formerly Lavon Water Supply Corporation) from 2007-2013; Community Independent School District board trustee from 2013-2017; and currently serves as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.

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