Management Trainee – Kroger Stores – Owensboro, KY 42301

Management Trainee
Kroger Stores 18,880 reviewsOwensboro, KY 42301

Company Name: Kroger Stores
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:
This is a 17 week instructional course (12 weeks of in-store training and 5 weeks of classroom instruction) designed
to acclimate the candidate to basic functions performed on a management level in a retail grocery setting. Upon successful completion of the training program, you will serve as a Co-Manager with an overall day-to-day responsibility of running all aspects of a retail grocery store. Role model and demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Functions:
Assist store manager and associates in the achievement of a favorable customer shopping experience and associate interest in customer service/relations.
Assist in leading teams in the planning, implementation and execution of merchandising and operating initiatives.
Work with department heads and associates to identify opportunities in the store, develop timely solutions and create action plans.
Achieve/exceed weekly, period, and annual sales, wage budgets, profit budgets, and other targeted goals.
Drive sales working with department managers to maximize sales and profits, reduce shrink and improve each store department’s contribution.
Assist the store manager in the regular store-level financial performance discussions.
Analyze and respond to the competitive landscape within the store, district and division.
Utilize coordinators and other field staff to ensure store departments are achieving sales and profit goals.
Promote and support strong relationships with local community organizations in the surrounding area in which the store operates.
Assist in building a proactive and productive relationship with union representatives and business agents.
Serve as liaison providing feedback to Store Manager, District Manager and Coordinators on the effectiveness of Division merchandising and operational plans/programs.
Assist the store manager in staffing, reducing turnover, increasing retention and store operations.
Provide timely feedback to department heads and associates on individual and department performance.
Assist with the management of labor and supply costs on a daily basis to meet customer service and financial targets.
Achieve a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:
Must be at least 21 years old
Earned a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree or 3-5 year Retail Experience Desired Previous Job Experience:
Previous experience in directing the efforts of multiple individuals from diverse work groups
Previous financial responsibility including budget preparation and management

Education Level: Associates Desired
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: South
States: Kentucky
Keywords: Management Trainee

Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly 443,000 associates who serve customers in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

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