Housewares Manager

Larry's Markets Inc Shoreline, WA
Job Summary: As leader of our Housewares Department, this position is responsible for product management, quality control, work safety, merchandising, sales generation, gross margins, labor and general expense control, personnel development, customer service, and profitability within the department.

Specific Job Duties:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Provides outstanding customer service and readily communicates product information to increase sales and meet revenue goals; uses product information to increase sales and best service customers.

* Maintains and manages stocking standards that ensure product quality integrity, including rotation procedures that ensure timely merchandising of seasonal products.

* Communicates with Housewares Specialist regarding product ordering and stock levels.

* Plans and maintains high-quality standards in product management, merchandising displays and presentation.

* Ensures all cross-merchandising displays are maintained in an acceptable manner.

* Conducts quarterly physical inventories and practices inventory control.

* Performs light housekeeping duties within the department.

* Prevents internal and external loss.

* Ensures price point signage is posted for all products; Orders signage as required.

* Establishes sales, gross profit, labor and supply budgets for the Housewares Department.

* Maintains pricing to achieve budgeted gross profit goals.

* Leads and readily participates in product promotions and focuses.

* Demonstrates dependability and flexibility; meets attendance requirements.

* Performs other duties as assigned by the Store Director team.

Skills Required / Qualifications:

Candidates will be selected from applicants having the best combination of the following qualifications:

* Minimum two years retail experience required.

* Minimum one-year supervisory experience required.

* Cooking experience and interest in food preferred.

* Exceptional customer service skills; strong interpersonal and oral communication skills required.

* Able to work flexible shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

* Exemplary attendance record.

* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality output while working within deadlines a must. Excellent time management and organizational skills.

* Demonstrates a high-level of self-motivation; takes initiative; problem solves.

* Proven ability to positively affect sales generation and manage expenses, including labor.

* Possesses creative merchandising and display skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO): It is the policy of Metropolitan Market, LLC that all employees and applicants be afforded equal opportunities in employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity and gender stereotypes), national origin, religion, disability, or retaliation for engaging in an EEO protected activity. The Company prohibits discrimination or harassment based on any of these categories, as well as on age, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, military service, or any other bases protected under applicable local, state, or federal law.

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