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Acosta Deli & Seafood Market Trainer in Rochester, Minnesota


Do you have a background in Retail within Meat/Seafood Training, 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 Meat Specialist, you will influence and train members of the Meat/Deli & Seafood 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.


Essential Functions:

  • 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.


Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Food Safety Certification

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of technical experience in retail fresh meat and seafood areas.

  • 1-3 years of supervisory/management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and support senior leaders to implement best practices.

  • Strong track-record in fresh meat and seafood as it relates to a retail setting

  • Strong presentation skills and with the ability to present to a multitude of audiences.

  • Experience with department financial objectives and P&L responsibilities.

  • Microsoft office products which include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Zoom

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Work State US-MN-Rochester

Job ID 2022-215098

Work City Rochester

PCN Sourcing

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Work Zip 55904

Starting average hours per week 37.5 +

Category Corporate Jobs