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Perishable Manager

America's Food Basket

This is a Full-time position in New Hyde Park, NY posted June 11, 2021.

Position: Perishable Manager

Availability: Full Time

Company: America?s Food Basket

Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience.

Address: 1979 Marcus Ave, Suite 216, Lake Success, NY 11042

Company Description: America?s Food Basket, Inc. is a successful supermarket cooperative serving independent owners, currently with over 50 stores operating in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Southeast Florida. America?s Food Basket is a fast growing, yet stable organization that is offering an exciting opportunity to an individual who is passionate about Fresh Foods.

Job Description: As the Fresh Foods Category Manager for America?s Food Basket, you will be responsible for all aspects of Fresh Food Merchandising, including Trade Partner negotiations, Development of Sales driving programs, Circular development, P&L responsibilities with respect to achieving Sales and Profit objectives and achieving excellent relations with both exterior and interior customers. We are looking for an individual who has good to very good understanding of all Fresh Departments or excellent knowledge in one or more areas, but willing and able to grow in the remaining departments. The Fresh Departments include Produce, Meat, Seafood, Floral, Deli, Prepared Foods, and Bakery. This role would spend time at the Lake Success headquarters and, in the field, helping to support, coach and mentor employees at store level with the goal of helping to achieve Operational Excellence. This individual would need to perform and enjoy both the back-office work and the field operations activities to be ultimately successful in the role.


· Negotiating with Trade Partners to achieve favorable terms for our members.

· Development of short and long-term Sales programs that are relevant and executable to build a better consumer shopping experience.

· Development of weekly Circular, with focus on driving customer traffic while balancing profit objectives for our members.

· Responsible for achieving Sales and Profit targets as defined in annual budgets.

· Responsible for developing professional and positive working relationships with members and internal team.

· Responsible for communicating all changes and regulations concerning Safety and Sanitation.

· Responsible for communicating all relevant program, product availability, trends, and relevant miscellaneous information to members on a timely basis.

· Responsible for working with member stores to achieve consistency in operational excellence with respect to Fresh Foods. This will include working in the field on a regular basis.


· 5+ years of Fresh Operations or Fresh Merchandising preferred

· Very good to excellent written and verbal skills

· Passion for operational excellence is a must.

· Strong attention to detail

· The ability to quickly analyze sub-par performance and develop and execute plans to rectify.

· Competent computer literacy skills preferred, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and the ability to learn new systems and process when necessary.

· Must be customer focused and team oriented, with the ability to work effectively with others.

· Spanish as a second language preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $75,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Fresh Foods: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Supermarket: 2 years (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Willingness To Travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

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Company’s Facebook page:

  • idealsupermarkets

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place