Front End Ops Specialist

Alexandria, VA
Oct 12, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Accountant, IT
Full Time
EASTERN DIVISION OFFICE-6670A-LANHAM-MDSafeway is looking for a Front End Ops Specialist.PURPOSE: Monitors, enforces, and supports execution of the division merchandising plan for their department in assigned stores.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* Travels to assigned stores working with the 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.JOB REQUIREMENTS:** 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 Department Manager and Store Director 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.PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:** Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office 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 90%), including occasional weekend travelThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by the associate(s) in this job. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary by position.**