Acosta Bakery & Prepared Foods - Market Trainer in Norman, Oklahoma
Do you have a background in Retail within Bakery / Prepared FoodsTraining, enjoy encouraging others, & creatinga positive impact?
Acosta is currently seeking a professional working with our Customers (Major Retailers) within Fresh Operations to ensure maximum sales and profits by continuously evaluating, training, and communicating best practices and expectations.
You will travel an assigned market territory visiting select grocers. As Bakery Specialist, you will influence and train members of the Bakery/Prepared Foods department.You will partner with our valued client/customer, and the senior leadership team to lead compliance efforts, set performance expectations, and keep up to date knowledge with industry trends and standards while executing ongoing training initiatives, guidelines, and business plans.
Work closely with Acosta’s Customer base to identify areas of development opportunity for associates working in specialized retail units such as: Meat, Bakery, Prepared Foods, Café, Produce, Floral, Freezer, Cooler, and Deli.
Partner with customer to understand the training needs, assign and execute formalized training programs, plans and curriculum that align with the business needs.
Facilitate training and development programs to ensure performance and financial metrics are achieved. Gather feedback from training sessions and communicate the feedback to the Acosta Senior Leadership Team.
Continuously staying up to date with industry trends and performing effectiveness assessments throughout training delivery.
Represents the company in a professional capacity to ensure that available Food Technologists are properly trained to handle the details of a Fresh Foods department on a day-to-day basis.
Travel between multiple states & locations with a strong understanding of the diversity in types of cities/locations to ensure training standards and requirements are met.
Working closely with Club management in how to make decisions that drives financial and operational performance for the market by developing and overseeing change recommendations.
Alignment with Regional Fresh Directors & Market Managers on global initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values:
People Minded – Show dignity and respect to all people
Integrity – Exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior
Results Oriented – Show passion, pride and commitment to succeed
Trust – Be honest, sincere and confident
Teamwork – Build trusting relationships
Innovation – Progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision
Balance – Maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life.
High School Diploma/GED
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Food Safety Certification
Work Experience Requirements:
1-3 years of technical experience of core retail Fresh Foods, Bakery, and/or Deli Operations
1-3 years of supervisory/management experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
Ability to influence and support senior leaders to implement best practices.
Know the details of Meat, Bakery, Prepared Foods, Café, Produce, Floral, Freezer, Cooler, and Deli within the clubs.
Possess Meat, Bakery, Prepared Foods, Café, Produce, Floral, Freezer, Cooler, and Deli production skills for appropriate area.
Ability to individually and as part of team set up displays and participate in resets and remodels.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills and must be able to present to a multitude of audiences.
Be organized and have the ability to prioritize.
Ability to manage financials, including P&L responsibilities.
Strong skills with Microsoft office products which include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must have a valid driver’s license
Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Work State US-OK-Norman
Job ID 2022-215101
Work City Norman
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Work Zip 73072
Category Corporate Jobs