Duties: “Boots on the Ground” in Nashville, Tennessee. Supporting Publix’s mission to be the Premier Quality Food Retailer in the World through relationship building. Internally, this role encourages our retail team with Publix’s best practices for associate recruiting and retention while, externally, the goal is to enlighten our community to the beauty of working alongside Publix to better serve our world.
Started at Publix: 2013
Past lives: Operations Manager/Trainer, teacher, musician, and student
Favorites: Campfires, Krispy-Kreme, county fairs, cruises, cards, crisp days, conversations, and all things classic
Hobbies: Enjoying time with my wife and family, performing music/singing, snowboarding, water sports, soaking up the holidays, and shared experiences.
Best part of working for Publix: How diversity within an organization is woven into a common tapestry of strength, beauty, and purpose. I love the challenge by Mr. George that “tomorrow, Publix (and the world) will be a little better, or maybe not quite as good, depending on each of us.”
Best part of my role here: The creativity the talent acquisition team implements to achieve Mr. George’s philosophy of guiding Publix towards a place where shopping (and working) is a pleasure!
Tip for job candidates: Think: passion and purpose. (What am I uniquely designed to do?) Think: attitude. (No “stinking thinking;” Be optimistic and encouraging.) Think: service. (How can I support the needs of another?) Be strong and confident. Be inclusive. (Remember, there is no “I” in team.) Attempt to build relational bridges. Own the role, task, or job you’re given. Finally, never give up. (Persistence prevails.)