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Kroger

Assistant Store Leader

Knoxville, TN

JOB DESCRIPTION

Learn the operations of all departments and the duties of store management; share responsibility for store performance in all areas of operation/human resources. Perform scheduling, security, maintenance, safety, sanitation, ordering, administration & Human Resource-related duties. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist store manager & associates in the achievement of a favorable customer shopping experience & develop associate interest in customer service/relations to enhance Kroger's best-in-class reputation
  • Assist store manager in leading teams in planning, implementing & executing merchandising/operating initiatives
  • Assist store manager with developing action plans/communications to associates on Associate Insight survey results
  • Work with department heads/store associates to identify store opportunities, develop timely solutions & create action plans to ensure plan implementation
  • Role model/demand a highest level of customer service & solve associate/customer issues/concerns
  • Manage total store operations in store manager's absence
  • Achieve/exceed weekly, period, & annual sales, wage budgets & profit budgets, as well as other targeted goals (e.g., safety, shrink)
  • Drive sales by working with department managers to produce/maximize sales & profits, reduce shrink & improve each store department's contribution
  • Assist store manager in regular store-level financial performance discussions with associates regarding developing budgets (e.g., sales, shrink, labor expenses, other expenses) & other targeted goals (e.g., safety)
  • Analyze/ respond to competitive landscape within district/division
  • Demonstrate inclusionary leadership; expect inclusive behavior from associates
  • Utilize coordinators/other field staff to ensure store departments achieve sales/profit goals & ensure implementation/execution of division merchandising plans
  • Promote/support strong relationships with local community organizations in store's surrounding area
  • Assist in building proactive/productive relationships with union representatives/business agents if store is covered by collective bargaining agreement
  • Communicate necessary information to associates to help them effectively carry out duties
  • Serve as liaison to store/district managers & coordinators on effectiveness of division merchandising/ operational plans/programs
  • Assist store manager in staffing, reducing turnover & increasing retention
  • Provide timely individual/department performance feedback to department heads & associates
  • Assist with labor management & supply costs on a daily basis to meet customer service/financial targets
  • Ensure store compliance & associate knowledge of federal, state, & local laws/enterprise policies
  • Supervise and coach direct reports on the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

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QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum
  • High school diploma/GED
  • 1 year of experience as department manager, service manager, or equivalent experience
  • Store manager/district manager or direct manager approval


Desired
  • Retail management experience & knowledge of all aspects of store operations
  • Staff supervisory experience


ABOUT US

\n From one tiny Cincinnati grocery store more than a century ago, we've grown into what today is the nation's largest grocer with nearly 2,800 stores in 35 states operating under 28 different names. As America's grocer, we take pride in bringing diverse teams with a passion for food and people together with one common purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit. With a history of innovation, we work tirelessly to create amazing experiences for our customers, communities AND each other, with food at the heart of it all. \n
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\n Here, people matter. That's why we strive to provide the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. We help feed your future by providing the value and care you need to grow. If you're caring, purpose-driven and hungry to learn, your potential is unlimited. \n
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\n Whether you're seeking a part-time position or a new career path, we've got a fresh opportunity for you. Apply today to become part of our Kroger family! \n

Client-provided location(s): Knoxville, TN, USA
Job ID: kroger-10665
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Pension
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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