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Business Analyst

Wakefern has exciting opportunities for dynamic individuals with experience who have an analytical and inquisitive mind.  We are offering a position as a Business Analyst in our Frozen Food/Dairy Division located in Keasbey, New Jersey.

The purpose of the Business Analyst is to help grow topline sales through inquiry and insights. Insights could be but are not limited to: customer behavior, in-store merchandising, assortment and pricing. This individual acts, rather than reacts to changing market conditions by providing timely insight and recommendations, utilizing programming and statistical skills.

The Business Analyst will work under the direction of senior staff members and study the overall business and information needs of an organization in order to develop appropriate solution strategies. This role is responsible for gathering and documenting business requirements and translating them into functional system design specifications that result in improvements and efficiencies surrounding process and practices.

An individual in this role performs as a primary contact to Category Managers, Merchandisers, Market Research and Divisional Procurement Management.  You will be tasked with Analyzing AC Nielsen data and presenting findings/analysis to users in summary form. This position maintains and builds productive business relationships, helps to increase a division’s usage of AC Nielson products, e.g. CBP, RWS, Homescan and applies this data against procurement/marketing issues.  In this role you will communicate to management on ROI measurements and tracking processes. This individual interfaces with Marketing to utilize a “offer management” system to improve closure with Lifestyle and Lifestage groupings.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree required; related industry experience highly desired
  • Knowledge of computer systems, operations, and applications.
  • Knowledge and comfort with statistical analytical methods such as but not limited to: correlations, ANOVA, and multiple linear regressions
  • Knowledge of interviewing, facilitation and other development techniques.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise documents for general and technical needs.
  • Demonstrated skill in interviewing users and identifying their information needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced Excel skills including but not limited to: nesting, pivot tables, and data analysis plug-in
  • Familiarity with statistical packages (R, SPSS, SAS) a plus but not required
  • Familiarity with writing SQL a plus but not required
  • Strong communication, research and analytical skills are required.

To Apply, Please email your resume and salary history with “Business Analyst” in the subject heading to: sprecruiter@wakefern.com.

Wakefern is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce, which reflects the communities we serve. We regret that only those being considered will be contacted.

Posted 4/19/16


 

Executive Administrative Assistant

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Product Divisions, you will be responsible for performing administrative and analytical tasks in support of our product divisions’ growth and continued success.  This position is responsible for coordinating all business correspondences for the Senior Vice President and maintaining his work schedule as it pertains to business meetings, interviews, conferences/business trips, and training and development commitments.  The individual in this role is responsible for answering and screening telephone calls and providing follow-up to callers as needed.  The Executive Administrative Assistant manages multiple travel itineraries for not only the SVP, but ShopRite Members and other Wakefern staff as needed, therefore, a well-developed understanding of the Concur Expense Reporting System is required.  This position also is responsible for managing PeopleSoft data related to the Senior Vice President’s direct reports and maintaining confidential documentation.                                            

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High School graduate or equivalent with administrative / business school training desired
  • Demonstrated record of exceptional administrative skills (i.e. typing 65-70 WPM, professional telephone manner, strong customer service skills, editing and proofing, ability to organize and coordinate and follow through on projects.)
  • Must possess outstanding personal computer skills including Microsoft Office/Word, Excel, Power Point and Lotus Notes.  Experience with Micro Strategy, a plus.  Demonstrated ability to perform research using the internet and preparing complex reports
  • Well developed organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to manage and follow through on multiple projects.  Experience coordinating multiple meetings with various participants
  • Must have strong analytical skills to review documents and reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Exceptional customer service and teamwork skills with the willingness to assist others
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle heavy telephone volume and work with limited supervision

If you have interest in this job opportunity, email your resume to SPrecruiter@wakefern.com and put Executive Admin Position in the subject line.

posted: 4/19/16


 

 

We have the following job opening in Edison, Plaza 3:

Compensation and Retirement Plan Administrator – Human Resources Division                                                  

The Compensation & Retirement Plan Administrator position at Wakefern Food Corp is part of the greater Human Resources organization.  We are looking for an experienced Human Resources professional with demonstrated excellence in the Compensation and Retirement fields.  As part of the HR team, the Administrator will be a subject matter expert while also having the opportunity to work across functional boundaries.   Job functions will include work that is both task-driven as well as project management.  There will be daily interaction with internal clients, Associates, and service partners.

Key responsibilities include:   Administering the Company’s compensation and retirement benefit programs; and ensuring that applicable programs are competitive within the industry

To be considered a candidate an Associate must meet the minimum qualifications of the posting:

  • 5-8 years progressive experience in compensation & retirement administration and HRIS systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge of federal laws and regulations regarding compensation, benefit, and retirement plans
  • Must be able to work independently showing a strong level of discretion
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, customer service, and presentation skills with the ability to deal tactfully and professionally
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work under deadlines with changing priorities required
  • Superior communication skills – must be able to interact with Executive Leadership
  • Very strong PC skills, including PeopleSoft, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint required
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Prefer certification/designation in HR, compensation and or benefits management, or equivalent
  • Meets requirements or better rating on last two Performance Appraisals (Minimum 2.8)
  • Recommendation of immediate Supervisor based on performance in current position.

Please email your resume to SPrecruiter@wakefern.com and note “Compensation and Retirement Plan Administrator” in the subject title.

Posted 4/20/16


Financial Analyst

The Financial Analyst is responsible for accurate and timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting of financial information to our retail stores utilizing Oracle and Cognos reporting tools.  A primary function of this position is analyzing flash reports, operating statements and balance sheet accounts, quarterly budgets, cash flow, break even, and MRR reporting. This position is also responsible for the periodic preparation of quarterly projections and cash flow in conjunction with business reviews conducted by Wakefern staff. Gross profit responsibilities include inventories, shrink analysis, accuracy of gross profit percentages and reports.  This position requires direct communication with Store Owners, Managers and Wakefern Management, as well as strong analytical skills.  This associate will also support all financial reporting requirements both internally and externally for all ShopRite Stores.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to special projects as assigned for future enhancements.

This position is located in Edison, New Jersey.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Accounting / Finance).
  • Strong knowledge of accounting theory.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking and organization skills.
  • Excellent technical and personal computer skills, including Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as a team player, and within tight time constraints.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to various Wakefern facilities and ShopRite stores.

Please email your resume to SPrecruiter@wakefern.com and note “Financial Analyst” in the subject title.

Posted 4/14/16


MANAGER OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
Edison, NJ

As a member of the Communications team, the Manager of Corporate Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications plan to project a positive company image to both internal and external constituents. This high impact role requires a strong, decisive, results-oriented individual who can develop and manage relationships across the company and with a wide variety of partners based on trust, teamwork, and knowledge.

This manager will establish public relations goals, strategies and tactics for the Corporate Communications team that support company brand initiatives and ensure positive perception among the media, and the public at large. The Manager will coordinate communications in response to crisis situations (i.e. product recall, consumer issues, industry issues, sustainability issues, regulatory issues, associates and facility emergencies).

Qualifications:

  • Educational requirement: 4-year college degree (English/Journalism or Communications major).
  • Master’s degree preferred. (MA or MBA)
  • 10 years of related experience in similar communications capacity.
  • Proven writing/journalism experience required (experience in consumer products industry, retail or food industry a plus)
  • Crisis Management and spokesperson experience is required.
  • Ability and willingness to be on-call 24/7 to manage crisis situations.
  • Strong follow-up and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional planning, analytical and organizational skills.  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record in developing internal strategic communications plans
  • Proven track record in story placement
  • Reputation as a trusted advisor to senior leadership on communication issues.
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally present information, communicate company messages succinctly, and communicate to staff in a cooperative, solutions-oriented manner.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience is a plus.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to p7recruiter@wakefern.com.  Please note “Manager of Corporate Communications” in the subject title.

Wakefern Food Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we serve. We regret that only those being considered will be contacted.

Posted 4/14/16


Part Time Customer Care Representative

Join our Customer Care Team!   We currently have openings for Part Time Customer Care Representatives in our Edison, NJ facility.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent customer service and computer skills, strong written and verbal communications, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.  Responsibilities include responding to an average of 50 customer phone calls per work shift, entering data into a customer contact/record system and researching product/promotional information in order to respond to customer inquiries.

Satisfactory settlement of customer complaints and previous Call Center experience is highly desired.  Bilingual is a plus.

We offer flexible work schedules.  Candidates must be available some nights until 8:00pm and weekends until 5:00pm 20-24 hours per week.   Compensation is $14- $16 per hour based upon past work history.

Please email your resume and contact information to:  p7recruiter@wakefern.com and indicate “PT Customer Care Rep” in the subject line of your email.

Wakefern Food Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we serve. We regret that only those being considered will be contacted.

Posted 3/24/16


SUPERVISOR OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE & PURPOSE INITIATIVES – Edison, NJ

The Supervisor of Customer Experience & Purpose Initiatives develops influential and targeted change management and communication strategies in support of socializing the purpose and values into both the ShopRite and Wakefern organizations.  This self-motivated individual will manage the design, development and implementation of programs, policies and strategies that foster a purpose-driven culture and enhance the customer experience at retail.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background as an instructional designer and possess business acumen to articulate the fiscal implications in becoming a purpose driven culture.  Acting as an internal consultant, the supervisor will coach and support stakeholders, leadership teams, and facilitators to develop and enhance the skills and behaviors required for a successful deployment phase and ongoing sustainment.  They will also lead the development of future retail focused initiatives that will further enhance ShopRite’s customer experience through enhancing retail associate knowledge and commitment to our purpose and core values.  This individual will manage the ongoing communication and support to Wakefern divisions in the constant pursuit to enhancing the retail customer experience and becoming a customer centric organization at every level.

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience working in a communications-related, organizational development or instructional design or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Training, Communications, Organizational Development, Adult Learning, Instructional Design or related field. A Masters degree is a plus.
  • Certification in specialized areas related to organizational development, change management, curriculum design and development, facilitation, and/or coaching
  • Deep knowledge of communication strategies; familiarity with learning and e-learning approaches
  • Superior editing, writing, and critical reasoning skills; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and presence; high intelligence and ability to quickly grasp range of complex business issues
  • Experience working in a retail environment with a diverse workforce. Supermarket experience is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of change management practices including systems and processes leading to better performance.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to assume responsibility and accountability.
  • Ability to analyze research and data and provide actionable insights.
  • Experience working with C-suite executives and subject matter experts.
  • Possess a keen ability to listen with empathy and engagement skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity, and bring clarity through critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Membership in professional organizations (Society for Training and Development, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development Network, International Society for Performance Improvement, etc.) is a plus

Please email your resume and salary requirements to p7recruiter@wakefern.com.  Please note “Supervisor of Customer Experience” in the subject title.

Wakefern Food Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we serve. We regret that only those being considered will be contacted.

Posted 3/24/16


LEAD FACILITATOR of PURPOSE INITIATIVES                                 

As a member of the Communications team, this Associate will serve as the lead trainer and facilitator as we bring forward new programs that deliver a purpose-driven customer experience. The Lead Facilitator Customer Experience/Purpose Initiatives is responsible for designing, developing and implementing new training and programs as well as maintaining/updating ongoing programs and materials related to ShopRite’s customer experience goals.  The facilitator will lead workshops in a variety of formats, including facilitator/instructor-led for all levels of the organization including leadership.  This position is based in Edison, NJ.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience working as a facilitator, educator or instructional designer and experience in organizational development, change management, or learning development.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Training, Communications, Organizational Development or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Certification in specialized areas related to organizational development, change management, curriculum design and development, facilitation, and/or coaching
  • Strong facilitation skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of leadership, adapting facilitation style and behavior based on objectives and audience.
  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Experience working in a retail environment with a diverse workforce. Supermarket experience is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of change management practices including systems and processes leading to better performance.
  • Ability to analyze research and data and provide actionable insights.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity, and bring clarity through critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Ability to gain leadership buy-in to program strategies.
  • Have an acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges, and experience with business transformation and change management.
  • Possess an understanding of the digital solutions available to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Valid driver’s license as local travel required to fulfill job requirements and/or attend meetings

Please email your resume and salary requirements to p7recruiter@wakefern.com.  Please note “Lead Facilitator” in the subject title.

Wakefern Food Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we serve. We regret that only those being considered will be contacted.

Posted 3/24/16

 


As a member of the HR team, the Recruiter will be responsible for assisting in the recruitment for various assigned divisions /departments. This Associate will support recruitment strategies by sourcing candidates through multiple means (traditional, career fairs and social media), by scheduling and conducting interviews, and onboarding new hires. The recruiter maintains a strong focus on recruiting for the LIT program.  Other responsibilities include: creating job descriptions/postings, review and distribution of resumes from recruiter mailboxes, tracking of status of positions, as well as support of new store transitions and other corporate and retail projects.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor degree in Human Resources or a related field. Four year degree in a non-related HR field with an HRCI or SHRM certification will be considered in lieu of an HR degree
  • Minimum 2 years recruitment experience strongly preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities and diverse responsibilities while working independently as well as with a team.
  • Demonstrated experience in legal interviewing
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with demonstrated experience in successfully managing projects.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of others and have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to various Wakefern facilities and ShopRite stores. Occasional overnights during new store transitions may be required.

Please email your resume to p7recruiter@wakefern.com.  Please note “Recruiter” in the subject title.

Wakefern Food Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce reflecting the communities we serve. We regret that only those being considered will be contacted.

posted 3/18/16


Compliance Specialist

Keasbey, NJ

Job Summary:

The Compliance Specialist will be responsible for supporting the Director of Compliance in implementing programs across the company in accordance with the company’s Compliance Plan, including working with divisions to support the compliance risk assessment process; conducting relevant investigations and monitoring and auditing activities in strategic compliance risk areas. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying areas of the business where there is a risk of non-compliance and assist in the development of policies and procedures to reduce that risk. In addition, this person will carry out communication and training programs created to help employees understand their role in Wakefern’s Compliance Plan. The Compliance Specialist must possess well developed communication skills with the ability to present to members of our executive team.

Compliance subject areas where we seek expertise and knowledge as it pertains to risk, include but are not limited to, the following core content areas:

  • Environmental
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Pharmacy Regulations and HIPPA
  • Government Relations
  • Cyber Security
  • Labor and Employment
  • Recordkeeping and Audits

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree required
  • Self-starter with experience in regulatory compliance and knowledge of regulatory agencies and their functions
  • Proven ability to analyze data, identify risk and substantiate business recommendations
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task with attention to detail and meet critical deadlines
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and understand the implications and complexities of different regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to create and deliver strong presentations to various levels throughout the company
  • Proven ability to interact with associates at various levels, both independently and as part of a team and across all business units
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

If you have interest in this job opportunity, email your resume to SPrecruiter@wakefern.com and put Compliance Specialist Position in the subject line. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, feel free to contact (732) 512-6780.

We regret only those being considered will be contacted.

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