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Save Mart Supermarkets

Job Summary


Save Mart Supermarkets


Modesto, CA, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

3-5 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Manager of Workplace & Employee Engagement

About the Organization

Save Mart Supermarkets, a California corporation, owns and operates more than 220 stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, Maxx Value Foods, and FoodMaxx banners. Headquartered in Modesto, California since the company was founded in 1952, Save Mart Supermarkets has always believed in supporting local suppliers and producers, and is actively engaged with the charities and causes of the communities where its stores do business. For more information on the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets, please visit www.SaveMart.com, www.LuckySupermarkets.com, and www.FoodMaxx.com.  We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package - to include medical, dental, vision, prescription, dependent coverage, 401(k)/Retirement, and more!

Save Mart Supermarkets is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diverse workforce.

About the Job

At Save Mart Supermarkets, the Human Resources Department is a “purpose-driven” business unit. Under the leadership of the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Engagement, the Manager of Workplace and Employee Engagement will join forces with the rest of the Talent Management Team at Save Mart Supermarkets with the primary focus of maintaining a quality work environment that is fun, positive, healthy, satisfying, and full of learning and development opportunities. It’s critical to foster a work environment that generates excitement about our jobs and a drive to excel in everything we do. The ideal candidate will play a key role in setting the strategy and driving a spectrum of employee engagement initiatives across the organization. This position will also act as the “Culture Champion” by assisting the company with setting standards for our workforce culture, driving the actions that build it, and provide measurements to assist with holding us accountable for making it a reality. With the intent to foster a work environment that is fun, positive, healthy, and satisfying. This position leads key internal employment branding initiatives and program strategies in the areas of recognition, survey feedback, ideas, and other internal employment related corporate culture programs. The ideal candidate must possess a strong knowledge base of developing and driving employee engagement programs, managing multiple projects, and working with a dynamic team of people. Must be able to excel in a fast-paced, energetic, creative, and collaborative work environment. Additionally, the Manager of Workplace and Employee Experience is responsible for modeling and fostering values-based performance and leadership to the company by:

•Helping the Company by building and enabling distinctive and positive employee and customer experiences.
•Leading change and promoting innovation.
•Inspiring direct staff, peers, and employee loyalty by developing effective partnerships within the entire organization.
•Delivering on timely and effective employee engagement solutions that help promote both the short and long term goals of the organization.
•Forming collaborative partnerships with all banners and other key business partners within the organization.

Job Requirements

Essential Skills and Abilities:

•Leadership – Is a “people builder” who creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
•Effective communicator in a variety of settings.
•Analytical Thinking – Approaches problems by using a logical, systematic, and sequential approach. Routinely uses numerical information in their work.
•Trainer and Developer – A continuous learner and developer.
•Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
•Business Acumen – Knows how business work. Is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
•Team Leader and Builder – Brings out the best in people; holds self and others accountable, makes fact-based decisions, integrity, makes expectations clear, understands big picture
•Innovative and supports innovation by team; likes trying new things and willing to fail, in order to not miss out on new and innovated solutions.
•Encourages collaborations and fosters a collaborative environment.
•Are results oriented and demonstrates Excellence in Execution.
•Energy/Drive – Challenges self and others to perform. Enjoys working hard.
•Leads and handles change, deals well with ambiguity, and is able to adapt quickly in a nimble environment.
•Works independently with minimal direction.


•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•An Advanced Degree is preferred.
•Passionate, creative, and energetic approach to people-projects.
•Experience in both Learning & Development and Talent Acquisition.
•Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
•Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of employment principles, practices and applicable regulations.
•Demonstrated leadership, change management, and success in planning, leading and driving change in the organization while meeting or exceeding business objectives.
•Demonstrated business savvy to effectively communicate and work with other executives in support of achieving business goals.
•Skilled at creating professional, high-polish in materials, communications, and events.
•Professional communications, reporting, and presentation skills to all levels of leadership.
•Skilled at speaking in front of large groups.
•Team player, adept at building relationships across organizations.
•Expertise with productivity software, including Microsoft Office.
•Ability to travel.


Pre-employment drug screen required.

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