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Bakery/Prepared Foods Market Trainer

Company: Acosta, Inc.
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Do you have a background in Retail within Bakery/Prepared Foods and like to travel covering a territory?
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.
This role 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.Responsibilities:The incumbent(s) in this position should exhibit the following Acosta values:
People Minded - Must show dignity and respect to all people
Integrity - Must exemplify the highest degree of ethical behavior
Results Oriented - Must show passion, pride and commitment to succeed
Trust - Must be honest, sincere and confident
Teamwork - Must build trusting relationships
Innovation - Must progress through a combination of creativity, common sense and vision
Balance - Must maintain an optimistic attitude and keep perspective on what is important in life.
Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with Acosta's Customer base to identify areas of development opportunity for associates working in specialized retail units for Bakery and Prepared Food.
  • Consult with partners 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.
  • 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 store 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.
  • Qualifications:Education Requirements:
      • High School Diploma/GED
      • Bachelor's degree preferred
      • Food Safety CertificationWork Experience Requirements:
        • 1-3 years of technical experience of core retail Fresh Foods & Bakery
        • 1-3 years of supervisory/management experienceKnowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
          • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and support senior leaders to implement best practices.
          • Strong track-record in Bakery & Prepared Foods in a retail setting
          • Must be able to individually and as part of team set up displays and participate in resets and remodels.
          • Strong presentation skills and with the ability to present to a multitude of audiences.
          • Experience with department financial objectives and P&L responsibilities.
          • Strong Microsoft office products which include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
          • Must have a valid driver's licenseAcosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
            By submitting your application you agree with and accept the Acosta Privacy Statement and Terms of Conditions.US: http://acosta.jobs/privacy-policy-us/Canada: http://acosta.jobs/privacy-policy-ca/

Keywords: Acosta, Inc., Charlottesville , Bakery/Prepared Foods Market Trainer, Hospitality & Tourism , Charlottesville, Virginia

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