GM Food & Bev Team Leader

West Saint Paul, Minnesota
Oct 09, 2019
Dec 03, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
As part of our collaborative and guest-obsessed team, you help us create an experience that makes guests say,"I love Target!" When you work at Target, you're helping every family discover the joy in everyday life. You're working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to all that they do. The food and beverage team works together to provide the guest a fresh, full, and food safe shopping experience all day, every day.

Experts of operations, process and efficiency who enable a consistent experience for our guests by ensuring product is set, in-stock, accurately priced and signed on the sales floor. The General Merchandise and Food Sales team leads inbound, outbound, replenishment, inventory accuracy, presentation, pricing, and promotional signing processes for all GM areas of the store. This team leads Food & Beverage, and Food Service, providing a fresh and food safe experience. Experts enable efficient delivery to our guests by owning pick, pack, and ship fulfillment work.

At Target we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of a General Merchandise & Food Sales Team Leader can provide you with the:
• Knowledge of guest service fundamentals and experience building a guest first culture on your team
• Knowledge of retail business fundamentals: department sales trends, freshness and quality, inventory management, guest shopping patterns, pricing and promotions strategies
• Skills in planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and deliver sales goals
• Skills in process improvements and workload efficiency
• Experience leading a team of hourly team members; including skills in interviewing, developing, coaching, evaluating and retaining talent

As a General Merchandise & Food Sales Team Leader, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:
• Understand sales goals, plan and execute daily/weekly workload to deliver on department and store sales goals and guest engagement. Including planning merchandising, pricing workload, transitions, revisions, sales plans, sampling, promotions and price change.
• Work a schedule that aligns to guest and business needs (this includes early morning, evening, overnight shifts and weekends).
• Assess General Merch backroom, food and sales floor areas, review all reporting to identify gaps and develop a plan to resolve.
• Lead food, food services (if applicable), inbound, outbound, replenishment, inventory accuracy, presentation, pricing and promotional signing processes.
• Enable a consistent experience for our guests by ensuring product is in stock, available, accurately priced and signed on the sales floor with minimal disruption to the guest.
• Be an expert of operations, accuracy, process and efficiency.
• Enable efficient delivery to our guests by owning pick, pack and ship fulfillment work.
• Execute a fresh, full, and food safe area during all operating hours leveraging strong inventory management and area routines.
• Partner with vendors to ensure service agreements are being met and areas are full and maintained.
• Ensure team member safety guidelines and state and federal regulations are being followed.
• Assess Food & Beverage and Food Service backroom and sales floor areas; walk Food & Beverage Standards to identify priorities and develop business plans and assignment sheets; review reporting to identify business trends for follow up.
• Lead your team to uphold and maintain all Starbucks and Pizza Hut Brand Standards (where applicable). Foster a productive relationship with your Starbucks DM ad follow up on key takeaways from their time in stores.
• Validate and follow up on experts' progress against daily assignment sheets and production areas (Food Service, Bakery, Deli) Routines and application of best practices.
• Expect and enable team members to stay up-to-date on relevant trends and products.
• Evaluate and recommend candidates for open positions and develop a guest-centric team.
• Lead team onboarding and learning.
• Establish clear goals and expectations and hold team members accountable to expectations.
• Lead and coach the team to ensure accuracy and efficiency in all GM processes.
• Close knowledge and skill gaps through training and experiences.
• Provide service and a shopping experience that meets the needs of the guest.
• Demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety, and compliance. Lead team to work in the same way and hold others accountable to this commitment.
• If applicable, as a key carrier, follow all safe and secure training and processes.
• Address store needs (emergency, regulatory visits, etc.).
• All other duties based on business needs.

We might be a great match if:
• Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited.... We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests
• Providing service to our guests that makes them say I LOVE TARGET! excites you.... That's why we love working at Target
• Leading teams who are stocking, setting and selling Target product sounds like your thing... That's the core of what we do
• You aren't looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day... We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded

The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything you need to know to be a General Merchandise & Food Sales Team Leader. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Must be at least 18 years of age or older
• Previous retail experience preferred, but not required
• Strong interest and knowledge of the food & beverage business
• Lead and hold others accountable
• Learn and adapt to current technology needs
• Work independently and as part of a team
• Manage workload and prioritize tasks independently
• Welcoming and helpful attitude
• Effective communication skills

We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:
• Access all areas of the building to respond to guest or team member issues
• Interpret instructions, reports and information
• Accurately handle cash register operations
• Climb up and down ladders
• Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 40 pounds
• Flexible work schedule (e.g., nights, weekends and holidays) and regular attendance necessary

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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