General Merchandise Team Leader - West Lane Road, Machesney Park IL

Currently, Meijer is looking for a General Merchandise Team Leader. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of team members of the General Merchandise and HBC Departments, as well as ensuring the production of quality merchandise and service consistent with Meijer Standards.
Key responsibilities include:
In charge of achieving sales, labor, supply expenses and margin by period for the General Merchandise and HBC Department plan for department
Maintaining a friendly selling approach to customers that is in line with commitment to the Meijer Friendly program
Developing and implementing plans for achieving departmental objectives and business plans
Following through on sales plans in full support of division merchandising programs
Planning and carrying out in-store promotions and interdepartmental tie-ins to maximize sales and create a selling atmosphere
Establishing and maintaining effective inventory control methods in all departments
Controlling ordering; avoiding overstocks; supporting administration
Requiring, through proper supervision, effective pricing of merchandise
Ensuring freshness of product by closely adhering to rotation and dating policy
Scheduling and organizing work force consistent with store sales
Controlling departmental expenses such as wages, utilities, supplies, etc.
Assisting in the selection, indoctrination, training and development of departmental personnel, utilizing division training programs
Planning and conducting weekly meetings with departmental personnel
Supervising Sanitation Program in compliance with Company standards
Being familiar with and working within framework of the stores
Keeping Store Manager informed of all activities within own area of responsibility
Instructing employees in the proper use of store equipment to ensure safety standards are accomplished
Maintaining self-development program to improve own personal knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to continue to upgrade own contribution to the store
Handling customer complaints quickly and efficiently in order to achieve customer satisfaction
Oral and written communication/language and mathematical skills
Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
Listen and gets clarification; Responds well to questions
Write clearly and informatively
Present numerical data effectively
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Meijer polices and applicable laws
Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as department manual
Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Must have the ability to calculate figures and amounts as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion, and percentages
Make self-available to staff; assist with developing subordinates' skills and encouraging growth
Continually works to improve supervisory skills
Ability to prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus
Contribute to building a positive team spirit
Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
Promote a harassment-free environment
Accept responsibility for own actions
Align work with strategic goals
Ability to communicate effectively with customers
Work within approved budget
Contribute to profits and revenue

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