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Store Manager, JMO Management Program, Sept 2014

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Company: Safeway

Location: Arcadia, CA

Date Posted: June 28, 2014

Source: Safeway Inc

Safeway Junior Military Officer (JMO) Management Program: Retail Operations

UPCOMING CLASS: September 8, 2014

This position will be located within the greater Southern California region; candidates must remain open to relocation anywhere within this specified region in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Junior Military Officer (JMO) Management Program:

Our nine-month management program prepares transitioning and former JMOs to become Store Managers in our dynamic retail environment. As a Store Manager in Training you will be paired with a training manager as your mentor. Upon successful completion of the nine-month training program, you will be assigned to a store within your division as a Store Manager. Our training program includes a combination of on-the-job training, interacting with co-workers and customers on the sales floor, classroom seminars, job shadowing with various employees, independent study, and participation in numerous department and divisional meetings.

Store Manager Job Description:

Key Responsibilities include but ...

Safeway Junior Military Officer (JMO) Management Program: Retail Operations

UPCOMING CLASS: September 8, 2014

This position will be located within the greater Southern California region; candidates must remain open to relocation anywhere within this specified region in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Junior Military Officer (JMO) Management Program:

Our nine-month management program prepares transitioning and former JMOs to become Store Managers in our dynamic retail environment. As a Store Manager in Training you will be paired with a training manager as your mentor. Upon successful completion of the nine-month training program, you will be assigned to a store within your division as a Store Manager. Our training program includes a combination of on-the-job training, interacting with co-workers and customers on the sales floor, classroom seminars, job shadowing with various employees, independent study, and participation in numerous department and divisional meetings.

Store Manager Job Description:

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Overall management responsibility for operation of retail grocery store, including store performance, control of cash, budget, inventory/security, customer services, and management of staff

* Focus on positive customer service/satisfaction experience and ensure that employees provide customers with superior customer service through use of best practices and communication of the importance of superior customer service

* Maintain, encourage and possess an “owner mentality”

* Track, analyze and take action to improve store performance by forecasting of weekly/daily sales goals and meeting or exceeding established goals. Communicate sales goals, department performance and sales opportunities, shrink, out of stock with staff to ensure positive results

* Identify areas for improvement and cost control by implementing action plans and procedures to address issues

* Forecast, create schedule, and monitor labor to be consistent with store sales, productivity guidelines and wage budgets; create action plan to address cost control issues

* Monitor product display accuracy and appearance to implement promotions ensuring presentation, pricing and signage are properly displayed and presented according to established practices and plans and ordered in a manner to maintain in-stock conditions

* Ensure cashier accountability, scanning accuracy and adherence to company security and cash control procedures

* Monitor and build relationships with all vendors to ensure proper adherence to our standards

* Ensure that compliance with all federal, state, local agency, company policies and procedures are properly followed, including, security, safety, food handling and sanitation, weights and measures, refrigeration, wage and hour, etc.

* Recruit, properly train, coach/develop, encourage and set high standards for job performance of store employees, with assistance of other management personnel. Evaluate employee performance and addresses conduct issues through coaching, counseling and termination process, if needed

* Maintain appropriate professional relationship with union officials and ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreement provisions, if applicable

* Create a rewarding work environment where our employees feel valued and empowered

* Ensure store appearance is maintained to company standards

Travel: Travel for training or participation in corporate programs and focus groups may be required. Additionally, travel to other stores to assist when necessary will be required.

Relocation: Based on our business needs, participants must be willing to relocate anywhere within their assigned district following the successful completion of the nine-month training program. Safeway provides a relocation package.

Schedules: With many of our stores operating 24 hours per day, interested applicants must allow for a variety of shifts and long hours including nights, holidays, and weekends. Days off during the work week are seldom taken consecutively.

Working Conditions: This position requires repeated use of hands, arms, legs, and feet for sustained action (e.g. long periods of time walking around the store and standing, stocking, rotating product). Frequent bending, squatting and kneeling and capable of lift 25 to 55 pounds and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be required to complete an assessment to measure management and organizational knowledge.

* Must have served a minimum of three years as a commissioned officer in the United States Military.

* Must have a Bachelor of Science or Arts undergraduate degree.

* Must have been directly responsible for at least 20 personnel on a day-to-day basis in your military or civilian careers.

* Strong customer service, increasing levels of supervisory roles held in the military, leadership skills, and communication and coaching experience.

* Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a very fast-paced environment

* Excellent communication skills with an upbeat demeanor and sales-oriented personality

* Ability to work flexible schedules

This job description is intended to provide a high-level of general requirements for this position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure proper operations.

Safeway is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (MFDV) and welcomes diverse talent and backgrounds.

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