Kudler Career Plan Development Summary

Essay by jenisethomasUniversity, Master'sA, November 2009

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Kudler Fine Foods, owned by Kathy Kudler, is a local upscale specialty food store with locations in the San Diego city area. Currently, the company has three locations (La Jolla, Del Mar and Encinitas) with 16,000 square feet of retail space in each shopping center. Each store is supplied with the finest domestic and imported food. Each location has a bakery, produce, meat, wine, and cheese department. "Kathy Kudler's mission is to provide the customer the finest in selected foodstuffs, wines, and related needs in an unparalleled consumer environment" (Apollo Group, Inc. 2007). To keep the mission statement going Kathy will have to restructure the company for growth opportunities. This summary will assist Kathy in hiring five more employees and the implementation of a training mechanism for the company. She will also have information needed to evaluate new and older employees and offer a benefit package.

The analysis will recommend that Kathy hires five new employees: a procurement manager and four procurement assistants.

Change, growth, and sometimes displacement (e.g., through layoffs and restructuring) are facts of modern organizational life (Cassio, 2006 g. 284). The new team and Kudler will consists of the present employees and five added employees. The buying manager will manage the store purchases and major functions of each department. This role will also shop around for the best transaction and cost relationship for the company. The manager will have to choose products that consumers are attractive to so one will have to stay updating on the customer's needs and attractions. To maintain this position, the individual will have to be stay abreast to catalog and publication changes. There will also be a need to develop sustainable relationships with the customers to achieve customer satisfaction. The position will require the employee to have a bachelor's degree and...