Director of Center Store

Honolulu, HI 96816

Posted: 05/24/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Other Job Number: 18914 Pay Rate: 145,000

Job Description

Director of Center Store
Our client in Honolulu, HI has an immediate opening for a Director of Center Store on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:
Established Grocery Retailer
Team atmosphere and environment
Passion for serving customers

Director of Center Store:
As the Director of Center Store, you will lead the sales and merchandising efforts across our grocery stores and affiliated markets. Your expertise in natural and fine foods, market trends, and customer preferences will guide the development and execution of strategies that align with our company’s high standards. Collaborating with the head of sales and merchandising, you will create a vision for the department and ensure your team delivers exceptional service, quality, and merchandising.
Develop and implement strategies to achieve sales targets and expand market share.
Create and execute merchandising plans that align with customer needs and the company’s vision.
Ensure the product selection reflects customer preferences and trends and maintain updated sets.
Implement pricing strategies and promotions to drive sales and maintain market competitiveness.
Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure a proper assortment, competitive pricing, and reliable delivery.
Enforce quality control measures to ensure products meet company standards for freshness, appearance, and safety.
Manage inventory to ensure availability, minimize waste, and maximize product freshness.
Monitor sales data, market trends, and customer preferences to identify growth opportunities and respond to market changes.
Ensure adherence to health and safety regulations and company policies regarding food safety, sanitation, and the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Work with other departments and store management to execute company programs and initiatives. Ensure alignment of departmental goals with the executive team.
Embody and promote the company’s mission, vision, values, guiding principles, and house rules.

Director of Center Store Background Profile:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
3-5 years of managerial or leadership experience in the natural/fine foods industry.
In-depth knowledge and passion for natural, specialty, and fine foods.
Strong leadership skills with a commitment to the company’s values and objectives.
Ability to achieve results through team collaboration.
Proficiency in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
Capability to synthesize complex data into actionable plans.
Strategic thinker with long-term planning abilities.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, and PowerPoint.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Requires travel to store locations and neighboring islands for implementation, maintenance, and training. Mainland and international travel may be necessary for industry events and research.
Flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed. Must be able to spend periods off-island to support company initiatives and store needs.
Primarily office-based but may involve work in store environments.
Ability to analyze data, interpret findings, and solve problems effectively.
Quick decision-making skills, sometimes with limited information.
Public speaking skills for presenting information to various audiences.

Features and Benefits:
Medical and Prescription drug coverage
Vision and Dental
Paid Time Off
Incentive plan
Relocation Assistance

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

Director of Natural, Specialty Foods, and Wine

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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