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Fresh Deli / Bakery Specialist

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Date: 13-May-2019

Location: Crestmead, Australia

Company: Metcash







What we can offer:


  • 5th week leave
  • Job satisfaction
  • Flexible work environment
  • Training and development opportunities


About the role:


You will be a leader in your own role as Deli / Bakery Specialist and provide expert knowledge and support to retailers and the retail operations team.  This role provides support to the Area Sales Managers where necessary, including IGA brand compliance, critical food safety issues, niche ranging and ticketing, fresh strategies and action plans. Your role is responsible for acting as the hub of fresh expertise within Queensland and Northern NSW.  You will be required to constantly driving fresh food excellence and sales for Metcash Retailers and Consumers.


What you’ll do:


  • Collaborate closely with Area Sales Managers to implement fresh food strategies and achieve operational standards.
  • Coach and train the Retail Operations Team to ensure that they have a complete understanding of the Deli / Bakery business
  • Build relationships with retailers to establish trust and confidence around what you are trying to achieve.
  • Advise on fresh food ranging, ticketing, new lines, catalogue compliance, and identify the warehouse sales opportunities to improve both Metcash and retailers’ businesses
  • Understand trends and measures inside the retail industry and be able to benchmark the IGA retailer against those industry standards.
  • Providing retailers with specific fresh food department action plans, thus improving the sales and profitability of their businesses
  • Implement National & State Promotional Programs into stores as they launch throughout the year.
  • Constructive feedback to State and National teams in regard to gaps and opportunities within the network


What you’ll bring:


  • You will have an In depth Deli and Bakery knowledge and experience within the supermarket industry
  • Poses a good understanding of retail industry trends
  • Have a strong understanding of fresh food compliance and legislation requirements: (eg. Food Safety, HACCP, Cold Chain and WHS)
  • Demonstrate effective promotional and selling skills, with a strong track record of closing deals and meeting sales targets.
  • Have a minimum of Demonstrated experience in Deli and strong knowledge of Bakery
  • Understanding merchandising skills required to operate in a larger size Supermarket.


About Us:


Metcash is Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company with sales of over $14 billion. We believe that it is absolutely vital to Australia that there is a sustainable, independent, family-owned business sector. Independent retailers support their local communities. We help them to be the ‘Best Store in Town’ by providing merchandising, operational and marketing support across our food, liquor and hardware pillars. Our purpose is to Champion Successful Independents!


At Metcash we BELIEVE independence is worth fighting for; in treating OUR PEOPLE. RETAILERS and SUPPLIERS the way we like to be treated;
and in GIVING BACK to the communities where we live and work



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