Merchandising Project Lead (75%+ travel)

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The Merchandising Project Lead will need to have understandable knowledge of all construction, operations and merchandising functions to ensure that all company initiatives and programs are instituted and in place during new store openings, store refreshes and store remodels. The Merchandising Project Lead must also operate as a self-starter and assume all job tasks assign to them with little or no supervision. The Project Lead must understand and act upon all state and federal laws and/or regulations from Health and Safety Organizations to ensure that all employees and customers are safe at all times during each project.

Essential Functions

  • Completes the objectives of the project by staying organized through planning and evaluating activities of the project
  • Must have the ability to multi-task during one or more projects
  • Use organizational skills to keep projects on task through prioritizing and initiate directives to Team members to complete and to follow up on their progress
  • Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment during the project and that all Team members follow safety protocols at all times
  • Maintain open and constant communication of all key personnel including: Store Management, Regional Directors and Trainers, Support Office Buyers, Warehouse Management and Suppliers
  • Communicate with Construction Project Manager on all pending construction issues and punch list items to ensure the completion of those tasks prior to project completion
  • Communicate with Department Trainers and ensure that all company programs and initiatives are followed which would have been directed through Support Office personnel
  • Work alongside Regional Trainers on the training and development of all department operations during new store, store refresh and store remodels
  • Ensure that all product, equipment and supplies have arrived for each project
  • Achieve operational objective planning, action plans, quality control and solving issues that may arise

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as an Assistant Store Manager or above
  • Minimum two (2) years of merchandising experience
  • Experience in Perishable and Non-Perishable departments within the company which includes: Budgets, Labor and Inventory Operations
  • The ability to travel at a minimum of 90% annually and travel to nationwide locations where directed to; this will include some weekends and Holidays
  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Have prior knowledge of company programs including: DMA, Access-via, Web Design, Corporate Intranet and ISS45
  • Prior experience with all company hardware including: Motorola Devices, Corporate Computers/Printers and Natures Best/UNFI Ordering Devices
  • Experience of training and developing Team members and have prior knowledge of schedule writing based on the operational needs during the project


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 in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
  • Flexible schedules
  • 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.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.


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