Bakery & Prepared Foods Specialist

Elmsford, NY
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Who is Acosta?

We are the sales and marketing powerhouse behind the most recognized and loved brands. Our team of industry-leading companies and multiple-discipline experts drive results and provide innovative solutions for our clients and customers by connecting the dots across all consumer touchpoints. With over 95 years of experience, Acosta is proudly the proven resource for top retailers and CPG companies across the world.

What is a Bakery & Prepared Foods Specialist?

A Bakery & Prepared Foods Specialist works with ourvalued client and the senior leadership team to lead compliance efforts, execute training initiatives, keep up to date knowledge with industry trends, set performance expectations, guidelines, and business plans.

What is the Impact of a Bakery & Prepared Foods Specialist?

The Bakery & Prepared Foods Specialist is the face of Acosta for both the retailer and the client. You will directly impact sales and profits by continuously evaluating, training, influencing, & communicating best practices and expectations with members of the Bakery & Prepared Foods department.


What will you do?

  • Influence and teach employees to ensure our team is equipped with knowledge to support the Bakery/Prepared Foods, Fresh Foods, and/or Seafood/Deli department on a day-to-day basis.

  • Independently travel and visit stores with a strong understanding of each unique location to ensure training standards and requirements are met.

  • Facilitate training and development programs to ensure performance and financial metrics are achieved.

  • Collaborate with customer to identify areas of development opportunity for associates.

  • Work closely with Acosta’s customer base to understand present training needs, assign and execute formalized training programs, plans and curriculum that align with the business needs.

  • Developing and overseeing change recommendations that drive financial and operational performance for the market.

  • Communicate feedback from training sessions to the Acosta Team and align with Regional Fresh Directors & Market Managers on global initiatives.


What you will bring to the team:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills.

  • Ability to freely and as part of a team set up displays, take part in resets and remodels.

  • Understanding & knowledge of Bakery, Prepared Foods, Meat, Café, Produce, Floral, Freezer, Cooler, and Deli production skills within the clubs.

  • Ability to influence and support leaders to implement best practices.

  • Strong skills with Microsoft office products which include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to manage financials, including P&L responsibilities.

  • Technical experience in core retail Fresh Foods, Bakery and/or Deli operations and/or supervisory/management preferred.

  • Willingness to travel using valid driver’s license.

  • Food Safety Certification (provided by company if needed)

  • High School Diploma/GED

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Salary

  • Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, & more)

  • 401(k) with company match – Roth IRA

  • Paid Time off

  • Annual wage increase

  • Career development & growth opportunities

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Every day, Acosta influences the purchase of more brands, more often, across more channels, than anyone else.

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Acosta Group, in good faith, believes that this posted range of compensation is the accurate range for this role at the time of this posting. Acosta Group may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range depending on candidate qualifications and locations in New York. This range may be modified in the future.

Work State US-NY-Elmsford

Job ID 2023-225321

Work City Elmsford

PCN Sourcing

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 10523

Pay Range USD $58,500.00 to USD $73,125.00

Category Corporate Jobs

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