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Lead Grocery Store Designer

Associated Wholesale Grocers Bonner Springs, KS (Onsite) Full-Time

Lead Grocery Store Designer
IL, United States

Leader Grocery Store Designer (Manager | Store Engineering)

Corporate Office: 5000 Kansas Avenue Kansas City, KS

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 1,100 member companies and over 3,400 locations throughout 31 states from 9 wholesale Divisions. The consolidated run-rate sales for AWG are $12.3billion. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies that provide certain real estate and supermarket development services, print and digital marketing services, health and beauty care, general merchandise, pharmaceutical products, specialty foods, and natural and organic products.

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Responsible for design and construction coordination for all phases of project for grocery store development in the Kansas City Division. Designing and developing floor plans, and advising members in their store development and equipment needs. Work with Architects and Engineers to develop complete project working drawings. Coordinate construction and equipment installation. Strong background in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems and CAD proficient. Equipment sales and installation coordination is a significant component of this position.

Description of Work

Essential Functions:

  • Meet with member retailers and design fixture layouts. Recommend building and equipment components for new and existing retail facilities. Prepare bid lists and quote equipment for retail stores. Supervise all areas of building construction including selection of architects and engineers. Review construction documents for accuracy. Prepare and review project budgets.
  • Visit retail locations. Coordinate equipment installation and requirements with design professionals. Develop preliminary site plans. Schedule equipment deliveries and installation. Negotiate with equipment vendors.
  • Visit job sites. Resolve construction and equipment problems. Attend job site meetings with retailers, contractors and vendors. Interface with other AWG departments involved with the development of stores. Manage project budgets.
  • Provide direction and training to Store Engineers. Create work processes. Prepare annual sales projections and departmental operating budgets. Manage equipment/billing department. Resolve departmental issues.


Any combination of education, training and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Understanding of the retail grocery industry, vendor community and sales area(s).
  • Design experience utilizing current CAD software
  • Exposure to construction management techniques and job site visits
  • Understanding of construction documents and specifications
  • Experienced at making presentations
  • Basic knowledge of refrigeration systems


  • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Strong technical aptitude with comfort in software navigation.
  • Effective relationship building skills to create and grow professional relationships with vendors and retailers.
  • Highly adaptable and able to manage various tasks while meeting multiple deadlines.

Experience, Education and Training:

  • Minimum of high school diploma.
  • College degree or comparable work experience preferred.
  • A grocery retail background, with sales and marketing experience.
  • 2-5 yrs. Grocery store design/ Store Engineering experience preferred
  • 2-5 yrs Construction trade, engineering or design field experience highly desirable
  • 2-5 yrs Experience managing employees

Physical Requirements:

  • Perform bending, squatting, sitting, and reaching from floor level to waist level.
  • Must be able to move throughout various buildings, conduct meetings at retail sites, load and unload materials and equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds (copier paper boxes).
  • Must be able to sit in a car for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to drive both day and at night.
  • Travel up to 50%


  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Time
  • 401(k) with 4% match along with 3 other contributions
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Basic & Supplemental Life and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • Yearly Holiday Bonus

Job Identification 588

Job Category Non Union

Posting Date 07/18/2023, 12:36 PM

Job Schedule Full time

Locations 5000 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS, 66106, US


Recommended Skills

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Attention To Detail
  • Billing
  • Cad
  • Construction
  • Construction Management

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