Store Readiness Specialist -DC/MD Metro
Overview Who we areImagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee and Big Bite. "Brain Freeze" is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee and with over 71,100 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.But there's a lot more to our story and much more left to be written. We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services. At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It's what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers. Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us. How we leadAt 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.Be Customer Obsessed Be Courageous with Your Point of ViewChallenge the Status QuoAct Like an EntrepreneurHave an "It Can Be Done" AttitudeDo the Right Thing Be AccountableEach principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores. About This OpportunityResponsibilitiesManage Store Readiness activities involved with New Store Openings, Franchise Changeovers, Store Remodels, Acquisition Transitions/Openings, Closures, and other projects as determined by the Store Readiness Manager.Duties and Responsibilities: Execute the Store Readiness process, including the management of direct reports, team members or third-party resources. Projects include New Store Openings, Franchise Changeovers, Store Remodels, Acquisition Transitions/Openings, Store Closures, and other projects. Analyze current product assortment with national schematics and regional items and programs to tailor the product assortment to the local store. Communicate, coordinate, and verify efforts with key stakeholders associated with noted activities, to include Market Managers, Field Consultants, SSC, Field Sales Merchandisers, Development Teams, and other Zone Staff. Ability to coach Operations team members (MMT/FCT) during their Store Readiness Training phase (SRA). Must possess the ability to properly plan and fiscally execute all activities responsibly. Other duties may be assigned by the Store Readiness Manager.QualificationsEducation/Training: Any license as required by location. Experience: 3+ years in retail, grocery, or food management, service or sales. Possess strong facilitating and organizational skills. Able to analyze, use and explain specific, logical, and detailed processes. Requires excellent written and verbal skills that clearly communicate the 7-Eleven Leadership Principles.Weekend, evening, and holiday work will be required. Personal Time Off (PTO) is very fluid, dependent on contractor, vendor and service provider activities. Exceptional schedule management is critical. Ability to travel (50%) with multiple overnight stays is required.Thorough knowledge of Store Operation, including financial management, merchandising, store reports, human resources, etc. is helpful. Physical Requirements:Kneeling, Stooping, Walking, Standing, Bending, Repetitive Motion. Floor to waist requirements: 20-25 lbs., Waist to Shoulder Requirements: 20-25 lbs., Overhead Lifting not required, Carry 20 feet requirements: 20-25 lbs.