Accomplished, knowledgeable food industry professional with over 14 years experience with Lund Food Holdings, Inc. Thoroughly invested, well-versed in the culture of Lunds and Byerly's and its global impact within the grocery industry.
Achieved Certified Cheese Professional status by passing National exam: 1 of only 121 in the country.
Developed and implemented cheese training program for deli department leading to a significant decrease in inventory and increase in overall quality cheese.
Mentored candidates preparing for the Certified Cheese Professional Exam.
Provided on-going support and coaching to deli employees to promote proficiency across the company in the area of specialty cheese.
Instrumental in deli gross profit increase of over 2% last quarter by cutting Holiday orders.
Developed and managed specific retail categories such as; Par Avion leading to an overall increase in deli sales.
Developed and executed merchandising plans and strategies for store remodels and new stores.
Lead individual store teams to continuously improve product selection and merchandising in order to increase sales.
Contributed to developing and updating Our Brand of Merchandising for deli.
Achieved Food Safety Certification.
Increased profits by developing, initiating, and managing cheese training.
Managed team of 3 Cheese Specialists and directed strategic initiatives to develop strong customer service and increase sales.
Mentored and trained staff in customer service, food safety, and sales.
Managed inventory, product selection, seasonal rotation, vendor relations, and staff education of products.
American Cheese Society Member
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