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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Produce Retail Counselor in Houston, Texas

About Our Company

Grocers Supply , based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Retail Sales Counselor, you will be responsible for counseling, advising, and otherwise assisting retail store owners and managers, on how best and most profitably, to operate a retail supermarket. You will also be effectively engaging the various services and programs of the company and by the application of his/her own experienced judgment; you will be the first point of contact with the retailer and owns the relationship.

Job Description

Description

  • Create, nurture, and maintain a positive climate between retailers and the company and between each retailer and the Retail Counselor.

  • Accumulate and organize relevant economic and operating data which will enable the retailer's in conjunction with the company, to plan, organize, and manage the retailer's operations, in the most effective manner possible.

  • Accumulate and assemble internal facts, which are relevant to the management of each retail store. Such facts generally include: sales / market share / customer count /productivity measurements / transaction data / distributions / margins / expense controls / profits / gross & net / R.O.I. / cash flow / competitive situation / shrink / marketing / and advertising.

  • Analyze and organize data into usable form. Coordinate as necessary, with relevant retail support services, such as store development, marketing, financial services, real estate, etc.

  • Initiate and/or continue to support and administer, short and long range plans aimed at perpetuating retail viability, by developing "A plan for every store".

  • Set goals and determine specific objectives for operational improvements, promotional activities, and physical store development.

  • In his/her short-term retail planning, the Retail Counselor will focus primarily on operational, promotional and GSC sales program issues.

  • Long term planning is to concentrate principally on upgrading of the physical facility. This is to include remodeling, expansion, and or relocation. Major projects will be coordinated with company support services.

  • Recommend solutions to retailers and assist them in selecting and implementing the best course of action

  • Annually develop budgets for assigned territory.

  • Travel Required:Yes

Environment

  • Store : Freezer (-20F to 0F)

  • Store : Perishable Warehouse (28F to 60F)

  • Store : Grocery Warehouse (50F to 90F)

  • Store : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)

Skills

  • Specialized Knowledge :

  • Special Skills : Effective leadership and time management skills. Ability to read and interpret P&L statements. Financial and quantitative skills. Ability to implement action plans for the Retailers. Ability to maintain confidential information. Strong communication skills both verbal and written; confident and professional at all times. Self-motivated; able to work efficiently under minimal supervision with a sense of urgency & high level of initiative. Strong problem solving and decision making skills. Staffing, coaching, and people development skills. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), and the ability to learn proprietary database programs. Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment under stress. Ability to follow company policies and procedures to including equipment usage and driving policies.

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: : Valid Driver's License and Valid Insurance with extended liability limits. Liability Insurance Requirement: You are required to carry $500,000 single limit coverage, but we will accept $100,000/$300,000/$50,000 limits on the policy, if the single limit coverage is not available. Must maintain a clear driving record.

Years Of Experience

  • 5-7 : Senior store management.

Qualifications

General Equivalency Diploma - General Studies, High School Diploma - General Studies

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Company

GSC Wholesale LLC

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

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