Job Search

Director, Deli/Bakery Merchandising

Job: #2019-57501
Store Number: 8311
Store: Southeastern Grocers
Category: Store Support / Corporate
Position Type: Merchandising
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Address: 8928 PROMINENCE PARKWAY BUILDING 200Jacksonville, FL, 32256


Director, Deli/Bakery Merchandising



Job Purpose

Development of all Deli/Bakery merchandising standard operating procedures, including sales floor plan-o-grams, merchandising and display guidelines, seasonal and holiday promotional guidelines and all program SOPs.  This leader will collaborate closely with all Deli/Bakery Category Managers to develop all new “Go to Market” strategies created around new products and/or merchandise changes.  Lead corporate initiatives for the produce department company-wide.  Collaborate with the SVP, Fresh, to develop and execute procurement, merchandising and sales programs to guarantee the freshest product for customer satisfaction while driving sales and preserving profitability. 



1. Develop and launch produce merchandising programs geared towards maximizing long-term sales, profitability and growth by providing great quality. Create new companywide standards for product placement by providing the balance between customer opportunity, expectation and supply-chain efficiency.  Support different markets throughout the footprint based upon the business needs.



2. Construct and deliver the messages on Deli/Bakery programs that will be rolled-out companywide.  Collaborate with Communications team on delivering materials that are on message.  Responsible for creating and executing regional training workshops with deli/bakery managers around merchandising guidelines and company programs.  Visit stores throughout the footprint regularly to ensure merchandising techniques and programs are utilized and are practical, due to the continuous evolution of the produce business.



3. Collaborate with SVP, Fresh on design layouts in new stores and remodels.  Collaborate with Renewal Operations and the Reset team on perishable department design and fixture requirements.  Provide standards on how stores should be merchandised and set based upon new product placement guidelines.



4. Participate in the design, development and launch of all companywide sales, special events, and promotional programs (Grand Openings, Grand Reopenings, Anniversary Sales, Company Produce Events, etc.).  Create and implement a promotional calendar, which supports Deli/Bakery merchandising strategy.  Communicate promotional plans to ensure desired service levels and optimum inventory position is achieved.  Conduct in depth post-promotional analysis at the item level to determine if promotion was successful.



5. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.








             C83                                                                    Qualifications

Education Required:

Bachelor's Degree

Course of Study:

Business, Marketing or related field

Education Preferred:

Master's Degree

Course of Study:

Same as above.

Relevant Experience:

10+ yrs minimum

Language(s) Required:


Supervisory Experience:

5 - 10 yrs minimum

Language(s) Preferred:


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

Strong PC skills to include the Microsoft Office Suite.  Understanding of the Deli/Bakery industry to include product and merchandising knowledge.  Ability to manage and perform multiple projects simultaneously.  Excellent understanding of store operations and merchandising methodologies and practices.  Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain business relationships.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred:

Advanced degree from an accredited university or college; preferably in Business, Marketing or related field.


Environmental Factors

Job Location:

Store Support Center 50%/Test Store 50%



Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the associate is regularly  (1-50%) required to sit, use hands or fingers to handle, hold or feel objects, tools or controls, talk, see, hear and perform repetitive movements with both hands.  The employee is occasionally (1-33%)required to stand or walk on carpet, tile or concrete, carry, push, lift or pull up to 10 lbs.

Working Conditions:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is typically not substantially exposed to adverse working conditions.

Safety Risk Factors:

The employee is occasionally (1-33%)required to twist back and/or neck and walk on a slippery or cluttered floor surface.

Equipment, Tools, etc.:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee will be required to utilize a personal computer, telephone, printer, copy machine, facsimile machine and other general office supplies and equipment.


Varied schedules.

Travel Percent: