Bakery Lead Merchandiser

Job Locations US-WI-Greenfield
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(5/13/2021 11:51 AM)
Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Store Associate
Location : Name

Job Summary

Festival Foods is growing in the Milwaukee area and looking for awesome people like you to build our grocery store teams! Now hiring ALL positions in Greenfield!


Schedule an interview today: WALK-INS WELCOME!


Interview Event Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel - 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI



  • Tuesday, May 18th: 10AM-6PM
  • Wednesday, May 19th: 8AM-5PM
  • Thursday, May 20th: 8AM-5PM
  • Friday, May 21st: 8AM-5PM
  • Saturday, May 22nd: 8AM-12PM


Job Title:                                Bakery Lead Merchandiser

FLSA Status:                          Hourly

Reports To:                           Bakery Manager


Under the direction of the Bakery Department Manager, responsible for working closely with all Bakery associates in an effort to keep the bakery department stocked and full of fresh product.

A Fresh Take: Why Festival Foods? 

  • Work/Life Balance: Our associates need time away from work to balance their lives – that’s why we offer work/life balance scheduling for all associates. We also start at 15 days of PTO for all of our Full-Time associates
  • Associate Discount: Enjoy 5% off your grocery purchases, and 10% off a peak-this-week produce offering
  • Grow: With our Management Trainee, Emerging Leaders, e-Learning Platform, and more – there are so many ways to grow & develop personally & professionally
  • Be an Owner: No really, be the owner!  Become an owner of Festival Foods through our Employee Stock Ownership Program and be empowered to make decisions to bring our guests back
  • Bank Bucks for College: You contribute 50 cents per hour worked, and Festival will match up to $10,000 for school & educational expenses!

Job Description


  • Reinforces Festival culture, guest service, and performance expectations to all sales/service clerks’
  • Answers questions and provides guidance to all Bakery department associates
  • Ensures all department standards are being met on the Bakery department sales floor
  • Observes sales floor conditions and takes action to correct areas of opportunity
  • Communicates and works cooperatively with Department Manager and other Bakery associates to maintain standards and exceed guest expectations
  • Ensure everything is fresh and full
  • May need to build and/or move displays
  • Provides excellent services to all guests
  • Assists guests with finding items they are looking for
  • Takes orders for cakes and other special requests
  • Packages and prices items from the service case
  • Answers the telephone and assists guests using proper phone etiquette
  • Assists Bakery Clerks with packaging, labeling, filling, rotating, and removing product while leading by example
  • Maintains adequate level of supplies by replenishing packaging and other items as needed
  • Contributes to overall cleanliness of the department by picking up, organizing, and cleaning work areas, shelving, and sales floor as needed
  • Required to maintain food safety logs
  • Ensure all quality standards are being met, including quantity expectations at 100% by 10 am and 5 pm
  • Regular, timely attendance in compliance with the work schedule, and adequate notice to find a replacement for occasional absences
  • Other duties as assigned



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with guests and all personnel
  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to handle a diverse crew in a highly stressful environment.
  • Complete understanding of all safety requirements and company safety policies
  • Must possess the ability to apply on-the-job safety training to recognize and react to possible safety hazards on store premises. Also requires proper training and knowledge of the following equipment/procedures: proper lifting techniques, trash compactor, and baler
  • Knowledge of the retail food business, thorough knowledge of perishable department operations, merchandising skills, and must be able to make timely and effective decisions


  • Standing for extended periods of time (70% of the time)
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis (10% of the time)
  • Frequently near moving machinery (60% of the time)
  • Occasional exposure to extreme temperatures (20% of the time)
  • Prolonged exposure to computer monitors (40% of the time)


  • The Bakery Lead Merchandiser is a full-time hourly position. The work schedule will generally include mornings, afternoons, and weekends, with the flexibility to work evenings and holidays as needed.

Festival Foods serves guests in over 30 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets throughout Wisconsin. At Festival Foods, we're not simply selling groceries, we're on a mission!  Every business decision we make is based on our "Boomerang Principle"--empowering our associates to make decisions and take actions that will "Bring the Customer Back". We are proud to be a family and employee-owned company.


At Festival Foods we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all.  We are dedicated to building a top-notch team of skilled, experienced and service-oriented associates who represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents.  Festival Foods believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates, products, and our community strengthen our ability to serve our guests, as we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people.



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