Assistant Produce Manager (9068-632)

Earth Fare, Inc Hixson , TN 37343

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title: Assistant Produce Manager (Job Code 1703)

Department: Produce (Dept. Number 400)

Reports to: Produce Manager

Position Summary:
The Assistant Produce Manager is responsible for modeling Earth Fare's Vision, Mission, Declaration and Customer Service Creed, while training and developing team members within their department.

They work closely with the Produce Manager to ensure profitability and positive results of the department.

This person ensures team members adhere to the departments Standard Operating Procedures, excellent customer service, proper production, display of food, and a clean and safe work environment.

Essential Functions

  1. Staff Development: Communicates the Earth Fare vision, standard operating procedures, merchandising guidelines, and financial goals to Team Members, with strong emphasis on customer service, safety and sanitation. Participates in the interview process and coaches, trains and develops Team Members in the Produce Department. Maintains a positive and professional work environment. Clearly defines and communicates expectations with punch lists and communication log to team members. (20%)
  2. Production: Supervises and participates in the production of in-house cut fruit/vegetable program, ensures the proper handling of organic products, and is knowledgeable of the varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, roots and packaged goods that the Produce Department offers. Maintains high standards of quality control. (20%)
  3. Operational Tasks: Supports Produce Manager with ordering and receiving deliveries; scheduling; checking daily and weekly sales/movement reports, shrink reports, emails and responding accordingly; conducting monthly department inventory. (25%)
  4. Merchandising: Develops and maintains an attractive sales floor by implementing Earth Fare merchandising guidelines. (25%)
  5. Department Conditions: Maintains cleanliness, sanitation, and overall organization of the department including all fixtures, storage, work stations, freezers, and coolers. (10%)

Total Percentage Equals 100%

Required Skills

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise
1.Strong communication skills with the ability to train, coach in the moment, and lead people in a positive and professional manner.
2.Strong organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
3.Knowledge of produce industry trends, as well as common allergies and specialized dietary terms such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.
4.Understanding of food safety, sanitation and proper storage/display of organic products.
5.Willingness to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
6.Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Outlook. Ability to learn and use a Falcon hand-held computer scanner.
7.Desire to develop and grow your career with Earth Fare.

Required Experience

Experience
1.Experience working with produce and organic products.
2.Experience working in a retail/customer service environment preferred.
3.Leadership experience preferred.
4.Perishable experience and OSHA ServSafe Certification preferred.
5.Earth Fare experience preferred.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through levels of education and experience. However, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience, which provide an applicant with the listed knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job, is acceptable.

Environmental Conditions
1.Works in a fast-paced environment with a focus on customer service.
2.May work in environments of extreme cold and extreme heat for short periods of time.
3.May travel periodically for meetings.

Physical Demands
1.Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. (In the event an item weighs over 50 pounds the Team Member should have another member of the team help lift the item).
2.Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, kneel and squat.
3.Must be able to push, pull, and maneuver heavy loads.
4.Must be able to stand and be on one's feet the majority of the work day.

ADA: Earth Fare will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

EEO: Earth Fare does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

Updated 10/11/13

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Experience
1.Experience working with produce and organic products.
2.Experience working in a retail/customer service environment preferred.
3.Leadership experience preferred.
4.Perishable experience and OSHA ServSafe Certification preferred.
5.Earth Fare experience preferred.

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through levels of education and experience. However, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience, which provide an applicant with the listed knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job, is acceptable.

Environmental Conditions
1.Works in a fast-paced environment with a focus on customer service.
2.May work in environments of extreme cold and extreme heat for short periods of time.
3.May travel periodically for meetings.

Physical Demands
1.Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. (In the event an item weighs over 50 pounds the Team Member should have another member of the team help lift the item).
2.Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, kneel and squat.
3.Must be able to push, pull, and maneuver heavy loads.
4.Must be able to stand and be on one's feet the majority of the work day.

ADA: Earth Fare will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

EEO: Earth Fare does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.



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