Bakery Specialist

Work State US-NY-Middletown
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This position is responsible for working with Acosta customers and Fresh Operations team to ensure maximum sales and profits by continuously evaluating, training and communicating the customer’s expectations. This role will partner with the client/customer, and the senior leadership team to lead compliance efforts, set performance expectations, and keep up to date knowledge with industry trends and standards while executing ongoing training initiatives, guidelines and business plans.


What will you do? 

  • Influence and teach employees to ensure our team is equipped with knowledge to support the Seafood/Deli, Fresh Foods, and/or Bakery department on a day-to-day basis. 
  • Independently travel and visit stores with a strong understanding of each unique location to ensure training standards and requirements are met. 
  • Facilitate training and development programs to ensure performance and financial metrics are achieved. 
  • Collaborate with customer to identify areas of development opportunity for associates. 
  • Work closely with Acosta’s customer base to understand present training needs, assign and execute formalized training programs, plans and curriculum that align with the business needs. 
  • Developing and overseeing change recommendations that drive financial and operational performance for the market. 
  • Communicate feedback from training sessions to the Acosta Team and align with Regional Fresh Directors & Market Managers on global initiatives. 


What you will bring to the team: 

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to freely and as part of a team set up displays, take part in resets and remodels.
  • Understanding & knowledge of Meat, Bakery, Prepared Foods, Café, Produce, Floral, Freezer, Cooler, and Deli production skills within the clubs.
  • Ability to influence and support leaders to implement best practices.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft office products which include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage financials, including P&L responsibilities.
  • Technical experience in core retail Fresh Foods, Bakery and/or Deli operations and/or supervisory/management preferred.
  • Willingness to travel using valid driver’s license.
  • Food Safety Certification (provided by company if needed)
  • High School Diploma/GED


What we offer: 

  • Full-Time Salary
  • Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, & more)
  • 401(k) with company match – Roth IRA
  • Paid Time off
  • Annual wage increase


Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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