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Sr. Equipment Manager

Sr. Equipment Manager

300 N. Greene Street Greensboro, North Carolina, United States Date posted 3/1/2023
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The Fresh Market & You:

Our mission is to make everyday eating extraordinary for our guests. We create a warm, welcoming, memorable experience with exceptional, personal service. We’re looking for a new team member who strives for excellence and brings positive energy, commitment, and a “can-do” attitude to work every day.We value teamwork and celebrate our successes as a team and will value your contribution!

Added Benefits for choosing The Fresh Market Team:

  • Team member discount up to 40%
  • Health, Dental & Vision insurance available for individual, spouse, partner, and family.
  • 401K contribution and match for part-time and full-time team members.
  • Personal time off and additional time off purchase plans available
  • And much more!
About the Position:

The Fresh Market currently has an opening for a Senior level Equipment Manager to be based at our Corporate Office in Greensboro, North Carolina (099). This position will be responsible for managing the selection and equipment vendor relationships for new stores/ remodels and special projects. The successful candidate will be a strong team player possessing excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication skills, and adaptable to a fast-paced, challenging environment. This position will report to the Director of Engineering and Purchasing.

What You'll Do:
  • Equipment selection (evaluating, cost and performance analysis etc.).
  • Bidding equipment packages.
  • Receiving and vetting equipment quotes.
  • Scheduling deliveries for new stores, remodels, special projects and equipment replacements in existing stores.
  • Maintaining the cut sheet/CAD block library.
  • Managing vendor relationships (warranty issues, delivery issues, equipment performance issues etc.).
  • Meeting with vendors about new products for us to consider.
  • Meeting with the merchants to determine the proper piece of equipment to meet their needs.
  • Provide accurate pricing to the teams for FFE and to the Purchasing team for purchase orders.
  • Manage TFM procurement team (internal and external teams).

The Equipment Manager will be expected to demonstrate a high level of integrity with our employees and vendors. The Equipment Manager must have excellent multi-tasking, communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.  The Equipment Manager leads by example and works to produce high quality finished products.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related field. Equivalent experience will be considered as a substitute for formal education.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading equipment procurement in the grocery/restaurant industry.
  • Past experience in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Solicitation of vendor quotes and equipment selections.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite is essential.
  • Ability to work with all levels within our organization (Vice Presidents, Merchants, Technicians and Operators).
  • Highly motivated, creative individual, who thinks strategically and possesses strong analytical skills.

At The Fresh Market, we have a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all Store Support Center Team Members to be fully vaccinated absent an approved religious or medical accommodation by the company.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Consistent with applicable laws, TFM will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and team members, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to TFM. This guiding principle applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring and job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, national origin, genetic information, uniformed service, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

The statements in this job description are provided to describe the general nature and level of work expected in this role. While these statements include the essential functions of the job, they are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. As we work as a team, there may be times team members are needed to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities based on business needs.