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Deli Department Manager - Kenosha/Racine Market

Company: Festival Foods
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Do you have Deli Manager, Restaurant Manager, Fast Food Manager, or Cook leadership experience? We want to talk to you! Festival's Grocery Operations Leadership Development program (aka GOLD), is an approximately 8-month jump start to all that is Deli leadership at Festival. Fun fact: much of what we sell in our deli we make & prep in-store - that means full kitchens and making the question of "what's for dinner" that much easier & accessible for our guests.

This manager trainee program is approx. 5-months spent in the technical side (our leaders at Festival need to be able to jump in & work any role within the department to set their team up for success - that's where the technical training comes in). About 3-months is focused on the leadership side (we know often times individuals joining this program have prior leadership experience, but every company does things just a little bit differently, so this will provide a great leadership foundation to your career at Festival).

Beyond incredible career growth opportunities with a fun company, we also know that our leaders and associates need time away from work to balance their lives, so we're proud to offer work-life balance scheduling for our Department Managers as well as 15 days of PTO for our full-time associates.

More about our work/life balance:

Festival Foods has decreased scheduled work-week hours for department managers companywide. The new 40-hour schedule replaces the 45-hour plus weekly schedules that remain common throughout the rest of the retail & restaurant industry. "We recognized that associates who enjoy their lives outside of work are more productive while they're at work," said Frank Abnet, Festival Foods senior vice president of operations. "This change is about giving our department managers more time to do what they love outside of work."

In addition to the decrease in scheduled hours, Festival Foods has implemented core hours - a set window of time a department manager agrees to be in the store every shift. Outside of core hours, managers may choose to work earlier or later in the day to round out their shifts. "Say a manager and their leader have agreed that the associate will work core hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That associate may choose to work 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on any given day. It's their choice," Abnet said. The freedom to choose their non-core hours increases flexibility. "This is a game-changer for department managers who seek more flexibility with their schedules, and we hope it will provide them a better work-life balance," Abnet said.

Job Description

What's the GOLD Program? The Festival Foods GOLD Program stands for Grocery Operations Leadership Development, and is an 8-month accelerated development plan for leaders.

Upon successful completion of the program, GOLD participants will become department leaders for one of the following: Deli, Bakery, Meat, Guest Services, Produce, Frozen Food/Dairy, Grocery, or Wine & Spirits.

Qualifications: Great attitude and the ability to lead and inspire others 2-year or 4-year college degree Supervisor, team leader, or mentor level experience preferred Experience in retail, restaurant or grocery environment Proven conflict management skills Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations with great interpersonal skills Flexible work schedule including holidays, some nights and weekends Strong cognitive skills, including problem analysis, decision making, financial and quantitative analysis Ability to relocate; regionally or to any Festival Foods location throughout Wisconsin is preferred.

  • Regular, timely attendance in compliance with the work schedule, and adequate notice to find a replacement for occasional absences.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Dental, Life Insurance & Disability, etc.) 401(k) with Employer Match Employee Stock Ownership Plan Paid Time Off Tuition Assistance Plan through Dollars for Students Program

Company Overview: Festival Foods serves guests in over 30 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets throughout Wisconsin. At Festival Foods, we're not simply selling groceries, we're on a mission! Every business decision we make is based on our "Boomerang Principle"--empowering our associates to make decisions and take actions that will "Bring the Customer Back". We are proud to be a family and employee-owned company.

At Festival Foods we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We are dedicated to building a top-notch team of skilled, experienced and service-oriented associates who represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents. Festival Foods believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates, products, and our community strengthen our ability to serve our guests, as we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people.

Keywords: Festival Foods, Kenosha , Deli Department Manager - Kenosha/Racine Market, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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