Kroger in Urbana is hiring a full-time Assistant Store Leader.
Responsible for assisting with the overall day-to-day operations of the store, including continuous development of effective store associates to achieve desired sales and profit results
Assess the stores' ability to meet/exceed customer expectations for ease of shopping, variety, freshness, cleanliness, food safety and regulatory compliance daily
Assist with coaching and development of store associates through both formal and informal interactions
Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety
Pay: $50,000 - $60,000 per year
Essential Job Functions:
Assist store manager and associates in the achievement of a favorable customer shopping experience
Lead teams in the planning, implementation, and execution of merchandising and operating initiatives
Work with department leaders and associates to identify opportunities in the store, develop timely solutions, and create action plans to ensure implementation of plans
Achieve/exceed weekly, period, and annual sales, wage budgets, and profit budgets, and other targeted goals
Drive sales working with department leaders 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 to include developing budgets and other targeted goals with store associates
Utilize coordinators and other field staff to ensure store departments are achieving sales and profit goals and ensure implementation, and execution of division merchandising plans
Promote and support strong relationships with local community organizations in the surrounding area in which the store operates
Build a proactive and productive relationship with union representatives and business agents, if the store is covered by a collective bargaining agreement
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 the hiring, onboarding, development, and associate relations responsibilities
Reduce turnover and increase retention
Provide timely feedback to department leaders and associates on individual and department performance
Assist with the management of labor and supply costs daily to meet customer service and financial targets
Technical/Professional Knowledge, Compliance and Skills Achieve a satisfactory level of technical and professional skills or knowledge in position and/or related areas; keep up with current developments and trends
Ensure associates and location comply with laws and regulations applicable to the company
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 job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Puts the Customer First - Anticipates customer needs, champions for the customer acts with customers in mind, exceeds customers’ expectations, gains customers’ trust and respect.
Communicates effectively and candidly - Communicates clearly and directly, approachable, relate well to others, engages people and helps them understand change, provides and seeks feedback, articulates clearly, actively listens.
Achieves results through teamwork – Is open to diverse ideas, works inclusively and collaboratively, holds self and others accountable, involves others to accomplish individual and team goals.
Leads through positive influence – Demonstrates strong character; builds partnerships; models a conscious balance between work and personal life; takes personal responsibility for own development; role models leadership qualities such as motivation, inspiration, passion, and trust.
Coaches and develops others - Develops and cares about associates, builds effective teams, helps people be their best, values and manages diversity, provides candid and constructive feedback.
Leads change and innovation - Challenges the status quo, embraces technology, puts forward creative ideas, champions and implements process improvements, gathers the ideas of others, demonstrates good judgment about which ideas will work.
Executes with excellence - Is action oriented, drives for results, sets clear expectations and milestones, reviews progress, acts decisively, solves problems, can be counted on to consistently meet or exceed goals.
Provides clear and strategic direction - Plans and organizes well, sets a clear and simple course of action, stays focused on the most important priorities, can visualize and plan, understands the industry and marketplace.
Safety Awareness -Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety, upholding safety standards.
High School or equivalent
Retail management experience & knowledge of all aspects of store operations