General Merchandise Team Leader - US 30, Merrillville, IN
Meijer 3.53,172 reviews - Merrillville, IN

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Meijer is a leading Supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with nearly 200 stores and almost 60,000 employees. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked as the 18th largest privately held company in the country, as well as one of the top 30 most reputable companies in the United States by Forbes Magazine.

As you can tell, Meijer isn't just any company. We are extremely goal-oriented and customer-focused. We've achieved success after success to become a respected leader in a highly competitive retail market. We rely on our people to supply the talent and vision to achieve our goals.

From store leadership to marketing to buyers to finance, the variety of careers available at Meijer is as interesting and diverse as the people who fill the positions. While your job responsibilities may differ, the purposes are all the same: To make Meijer the best retail organization in the nation.

Currently, Meijer is looking for a General Merchandise Team Leader. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of team members of the General Merchandise and HBC Departments, as well as ensuring the production of quality merchandise and service consistent with Meijer Standards.

Key responsibilities include:
In charge of achieving sales, labor, supply expenses and margin by period for the General Merchandise and HBC Department plan for department

Maintaining a friendly selling approach to customers that is in line with commitment to the Meijer Friendly program

Developing and implementing plans for achieving departmental objectives and business plans

Following through on sales plans in full support of division merchandising programs

Planning and carrying out in-store promotions and interdepartmental tie-ins to maximize sales and create a selling atmosphere

Establishing and maintaining effective inventory control methods in all departments

Controlling ordering; avoiding overstocks; supporting administration

Requiring, through proper supervision, effective pricing of merchandise

Ensuring freshness of product by closely adhering to rotation and dating policy

Scheduling and organizing work force consistent with store sales

Controlling departmental expenses such as wages, utilities, supplies, etc.

Assisting in the selection, indoctrination, training and development of departmental personnel, utilizing division training programs

Planning and conducting weekly meetings with departmental personnel

Supervising Sanitation Program in compliance with Company standards

Being familiar with and working within framework of the stores

Keeping Store Manager informed of all activities within own area of responsibility

Instructing employees in the proper use of store equipment to ensure safety standards are accomplished

Maintaining self-development program to improve own personal knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to continue to upgrade own contribution to the store

Handling customer complaints quickly and efficiently in order to achieve customer satisfaction


Oral and written communication/language and mathematical skills

Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations

Listen and gets clarification; Responds well to questions

Write clearly and informatively

Present numerical data effectively

Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Meijer polices and applicable laws

Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as department manual

Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Must have the ability to calculate figures and amounts as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion, and percentages

Make self-available to staff; assist with developing subordinates' skills and encouraging growth

Continually works to improve supervisory skills

Ability to prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus

Contribute to building a positive team spirit

Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences

Promote a harassment-free environment

Accept responsibility for own actions

Align work with strategic goals

Ability to communicate effectively with customers

Work within approved budget

Contribute to profits and revenue

Bilingual/Spanish Speaking a Plus!

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