Bakery Operations Specialist

The Portland Division has an opening for a Bakery Operations Specialist in District 78.
This position is based in Bend and also travels to stores in Eastern Oregon and Washington.
PURPOSE: Monitors, enforces, and supports execution of the division merchandising plan for their department in assigned stores.
Travels to assigned stores working with the Store Director, Department Manager and staff to share merchandising plans for departments to meet sales, gross and labor targets
Works with and counsels department Managers and Store Directors in all aspects of product merchandising and customer service
Visits stores and evaluates on overall department presentation, cleanliness and compliance to company policy and procedures
Develops and maintains training programs that will ensure the availability of qualified associates to fill respective departments' positions in the company
Participates in departmental and divisional sales meetings
Oversees departmental sales, labor and gross profit reporting from assigned stores
Implements new merchandising programs and strategies and makes sure department staff is properly trained
Monitors competitor activities
Assists in opening new and remodeled stores
Provides merchandising input back to Division Sales Managers and Assistant Sales Managers
Measurers: Store level performance through department sales, gross profit and labor percent
Executes plans measured through store visits, reviewing results of plans, and observing store department conditions
Determines success of training programs by reviewing and assessing evaluations
Bachelor's degree in business or related field and/or previous experience in merchandising of assigned product area and retail sales experience preferred
Must possess previous Bakery Department Manager or Store Management experience
Possess good written and verbal communication skills and deal effectively with a wide variety of people both in person and over the phone
Possess a marketing orientation, good analytical and problem solving abilities
Possess math skills to complete straightforward analysis
Possess strong leadership skills with the ability to lead and motivate others without directly supervising
Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled environment
Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal
Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday
Store visits involve regular standing, walking, climbing stairs and movement in and around machinery and hazardous equipment, as well as backstage receiving and production areas
Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties
Position may require some travel (up to 75%), including occasional weekend travel
Workday is fast paced and stressful
Provide work guidance to store associates in areas such as product knowledge, sales and marketing techniques, understanding of profit and loss and compliance with company policies
Trains department managers on the basics of the business and managing their department
Provides input to Store Director on Store Department Manager evaluation
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policies and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.
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