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The position: Comparison shopper for Meijer grocery stores
Location: Illinois (St. Charles, Bolingbrook, Algonquin or Elgin)
Job duties: The comparison shopper will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and documenting retail data and information from various competitors and resources throughout Meijer markets. This will help give the company merchandising advantages. The comparison shopper will also execute competitive checks of food and general merchandise items, process data for accuracy and completeness and write reports to detail findings.
The company: Meijer is a chain of "supercenter" grocery stores and gas stations that are open 24 hours a day. The company's stores are located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Requirements: This job requires a high school diploma, with some college education preferred. Applicants must have at least one year of experience in a retail or business field, as this role requires a high level of organizational and prioritizing skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and good problem-solving skills. Candidates should have extensive experience with MS Office applications such as Excel and Word. The job will involve daily travel with occasional overnight stays. Applicants should be comfortable using tech equipment such as a digital camera, scanner and tape recorder. They should also be self-motivated and able to work independently with little supervision. Finally applicants should be able to stand on their feet for long periods.
Extra perks: Meijer offers adoption assistance, life insurance, paid time off and company discounts.
Interesting info: Meijer has 200 stores and almost 60,000 employees.
Other opportunities: Meijer also needs a director of retail services, a senior accountant, a supply chain planning manager and a pricing coordinator. Plus, there are plenty of openings in retail areas, including the meat and seafood departments, supermarket lines and product flow lines.