Festival Foods is a fast-growing, privately owned, Wisconsin based Grocer and we are seeking a Vice President of Fresh Foods. This senior professional will strategically lead our entire Fresh Foods function (Bakery, Meat, Produce and Deli).
Member of Festival’s Senior Leadership Team (team that operates the company)
Provides the strategic vision (short term and long term) for all Fresh Foods initiatives and functions
Determines ways to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve overall results in the Fresh departments
Possesses strong business acumen and has accountability for the overall P&L for the company-wide Fresh Food operation
Collaboratively develops and leads a team of senior directors to be innovators of exciting and new products, delighting guests in all Fresh departments
Establishes, leads and executes the total strategy for standards of guest service, in-store displays and other merchandising and marketing tools to drive profitable sales in all Fresh departments
Accountable for development of and execution against the Annual Operating Plan for all Fresh departments
Responsible for driving profitable sales and implementing new and effective sales strategies for all Fresh departments
Evaluates best practices, merchandising and pricing across Fresh departments, driving improvement in products, cost and efficiencies
Responsible for ensuring the Fresh departments are abreast of local, regional and national Fresh merchandising trends (new items, packaging, processes, in-source versus out-source, etc.…)
Able to truly connect with frontline associates, department managers and all other levels of leadership
Ensures the coaching, mentoring and development of all associates and leaders in the Fresh organization
Represents Festival Foods at trade associations, conferences, meetings, trade shows and regional or national events
Other duties as assigned
It will be critical for this candidate to have personal values that align with Festival’s Mission Statement, company Values and Boomerang Basics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
15+ years Fresh Foods/Grocery Operations, the most recent 5 years in a senior leadership capacity
Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstrated excellence of business and financial acumen is required
Demonstrated Servant Leader
Monitoring and assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Ability to travel for store visits and/or industry conferences and events is required
COMPENSATION: Competitive compensation and benefits package is offered, commensurate with experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Sitting or standing at a computer up to 50% of the time
Bending, stretching, and occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs. is required
Professional presence is required
The VP of Fresh Foods is a salaried position.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Festival Foods
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.