Director of Deli and Bakery Operations

Tulsa, OK 74136

Posted: 10/02/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Other Area(s) Job Number: 18459 Pay Rate: 80,000

Job Description

Director of Deli and Bakery Operations

Our client in Tulsa, OK has an immediate opening for a Director of Deli and Bakery Operations on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:

Our client is an esteemed Oklahoma Grocery Retailer deeply committed to serving its customers and the community. They foster a collaborative team environment and offer an outstanding workplace experience.

Director of Deli and Bakery Operations:

As the Director of Deli and Bakery Operations, you will assume a pivotal role in overseeing the operations of the Deli and Bakery departments. Working closely with the company leadership, you will play a vital part in achieving company objectives and upholding the highest standards of quality and service.
Skillfully negotiate with suppliers to secure favorable prices, terms, quality, and reliable delivery.
Strategically purchase and craft marketing plans, including local, new item, and seasonal promotions.
Engage in continuous research to identify new and alternative product sources.
Successfully achieve margin and sales goals by maintaining a competitive pricing profile.
Regularly evaluate competitors for product selection and pricing adjustments.
Ensure consistent replenishment, rotation, and daily freshness within the departments.
Actively participate in marketing meetings to collaboratively plan promotions and merchandising strategies.
Plan, coordinate, and communicate items for upcoming promotions and seasonal displays.
Provide comprehensive product information for promotions and effectively address customer inquiries.
Carefully review staffing requirements for each location.
Thoroughly assess and hire qualified applicants in accordance with company guidelines.
Ensure the effectiveness of on-the-job training programs.
Strategically plan, schedule, and conduct performance evaluations.
Provide recommendations for pay increases within the department's allocated budget.
Enforce disciplinary actions in strict adherence to company guidelines.
Actively participate in the establishment of sales and margin budgets for the departments.
Diligently review sales and labor metrics, making necessary adjustments.
Scrutinize departmental financial reports, including sales, labor, margin, and inventory turnover.
Execute additional tasks as assigned by the CEO and/or COO.

Director of Deli and Bakery Operations Background Profile:

Multi-unit management preferred.
Prior experience in retail is preferred (5+ years).
Possess knowledge of food service items and stay informed of industry trends.
Demonstrate the ability to read and analyze financial statements.
Display proficiency in purchasing, margin management, and pricing strategies.
Supervisory experience, including the ability to hire, train, evaluate, and direct personnel.
Proven capability to handle multiple demands and needs concurrently.
Strong commitment to following through on commitments.
Exceptional communication skills, encompassing active listening and clear, concise instruction.
Bilingual - English and Spanish a plus.

Features and Benefits:

Medical and Prescription drug coverage
Vision and Dental insurance
401(k) retirement plan
Company-provided Car and Cell Phone
Employee Discounts

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 Director, Bakery 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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