Department Specialist, Bakery

US-AZ-Phoenix
Department
Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
Position Type
Full-Time
Requisition ID
27929

Overview

The Bakery Department Specialist is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and developing the Bakery and merchandising departments. This position will remain current on the performances of all bakery products ensuring timely product enhancement; requires visiting stores often to ensure proper merchandising techniques are in place. This position will also work with Category Managers to ensure proper inventory, pricing and placement of bakery products.

Essential Functions

  • Develop new items and programs to target key consumer trends and optimizing overall product assortment
  • Create process manuals including cost and labor validation
  • Assist in coordinating new product roll outs
  • Monitor the design, development and preparation of products
  • Support Category Managers in the development of merchandising plans that drive increased share and category growth
  • Maintains a high level of store awareness through store visits and communication focused on executive quality
  • Conducts regular store visits to ensure merchandising execution is at the required levels
  • Assesses store merchandising conditions to identify opportunities, develop solutions, and reinforce company and category programs
  • Conduct market research to assess opportunities for growth and maximization of profit
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two (2) years of experience related to perishable retail purchasing, marketing and/or merchandising
  • Chef, Supermarket Service Deli and/or Bakery experience required
  • Requires outstanding communication skills amongst a strong interpersonal attitude that demonstrates organization, multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Requires experience in Microsoft Suite, with a high level proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • High degree of creativity and ability to work independently

Benefits

 In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • 15% discount for you and one other family member on all purchases made at Sprouts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Participation in Telemedicine: Teledoc
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

  • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

Why Sprouts

Grow with us!

If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

 

 

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