Merchandising Assistant Store Manager

Company Name:
Gordon Food Service
For more than 100 years, Gordon Food Service has been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As the largest family-owned foodservice distributor in North America, our family-owned company has a long history of pursing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.
Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace, the retail division of Gordon Food Service, first opened in 1979. Committed to serving the needs of our communities, GFS Marketplace is open to the public, and does not charge a membership fee. Now, with over 150 stores, we are rapidly growing throughout the Midwest and Florida. Our stores are the primary supplier for many small foodservice operators, including restaurants, churches, day care providers and other small businesses. We also assist our customers with their home and event-planning needs.
The continued growth of current and new markets allows for the addition of new talent to join our team. We're seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth and a place to make a difference in people's lives. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service.
Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong, stable and financially smart company? Do you want the opportunity for advancement in your career? If so, then Gordon Food Service is the place for you. For more than a century we have been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, our family-owned company has a history of pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.
_Position Summary:_
Creates a team atmosphere where the Gordon Food Service (GFS) values and philosophies flourish to help build and drive sales and exceptional customer service through the "Customer is King" mentality. Assist in the management of all aspects of store operations including customer service, store conditions and the selection, training and coaching of Marketplace Sales Associates. Accountable to drive the store's financial performance by managing the execution of all merchandising and inventory management processes and standards.
Additional responsibilities will include:
The proper execution of all supply chain/inventory management processes and procedures within the store
Accountability for ensuring the store meets and exceeds the established merchandising standards for product quality, presentation & visual marketing/merchandising
Understanding and analyzing key performance indicators and developing and implementing merchandising strategies to generate measurable sales increases to ensure the store achieves their annual sales plan
Managing the maintenance and upkeep of the store
Interviewing, hiring, training, and retaining top notch, talented staff
Serving as a mentor, coach and role model for your team
Driving professional and personal development through the phase training program
Assisting the budget management, variance and analyses and productivity improvements
Implementing the Cornerstone Values, Purpose and Philosophy of the organization
Taking on other duties as needed
Candidates must have:
2+ years of retail management experience with an emphasis on merchandising or inventory in grocery or retail environment or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, email and Internet software
Excellent customer service, organizational, public speaking and written/verbal communication skills
Strong problem-solving, leadership and multitasking abilities
Talent for driving sales with a "Customer is King" focus
Flexibility to work varying shifts
Ability to provide support for alarms and emergencies
Must maintain a valid state driver's license and safe driving record per GFS policy
Some meeting travel
Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
HS diploma or equivalent
Bachelor''s degree (preferred)
Here is a glimpse of what we offer our employees at Gordon Food Service:
A customer-focused environment
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance
Short/Long-Term Disability
Time-off Benefits
Generous 401k matching program
Flexible spending
Performance-based incentives
Profit Sharing
Tuition reimbursement program for you and your family
Why Work for Gordon Food Service?
Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
GFS Marketplace is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.
All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

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