Guest Service Representative

Festival Foods Portage , WI 53901

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary

Job Title: Guest Service Representative (GSR)

FLSA Status: Hourly

Reports To: Guest Services Manager

Under the direction of the Guest Services Manager, responsible for the operations of the guest services department and direction of employees including coaching and development of associates, engaging guests and conducting guest traffic.

Guest Services Associates have an opportunity to treat every customer as a guest by creating meaningful and genuine interactions; you'll see our regular guests choosing their checkout lane based on their favorite cashier, not the line length!

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reinforces Festival culture, our guest service and performance expectations to all Guest Services associates

  • All Guest Services associates includes: Service Desk, Cashiers, Baggers and Cart Runners

  • Utilizes tools - ten tile evaluations, Coach's Reminder Card, Cashier Daily, Cashier Reference Information Binders, Guest Services OPPS Manual, etc.

  • Oversees Guest Services activity to ensure a positive guest experience and team environment

  • Communicates department priorities to Guest Services team and delegates responsibilities

  • Writes and conduct huddle ups

  • Leads by example to ensure Guest Services operating procedures are known and adhered to, including but not limited to associate dress code, DYFET, CHANT, BOB, ten-tiling, proper bagging techniques, parcel pickup, You Bag/We Bag expectations, etc.

  • Ensures Guest Services cleanliness, maintenance, and sanitation

  • Directs guests into lanes, monitors BOB, unloads carts, answers questions, respond to lights, and completes overrides as needed

  • Presents themself as a manager, takes ownership of guest needs utilizing LAST

  • Acts in a professional manner at all times while projecting a cooperative and helpful attitude using discretion and tact

  • Conducts Guest Services operations

  • Determines where Guest Services staff is needed throughout the day and directs them to that location to maintain efficient Guest Services operations

  • Ensures proper staff levels by calling in additional staff to cover call-ins or additional business

  • Strictly enforces child labor laws relieving minor employees enabling them to clock out for breaks, lunches and at and the end of their shift as per labor law guidelines

  • Adjusts daily schedule to actual sales, items and guest projections to maintain 100% productivity

  • Communicates immediately with Shift Managers when assistance is required and when the GSR is on a lane

  • Opens additional lanes to accommodate business and guest traffic. GSRs will keep a cash drawer available for their own use at all times

  • Communicates tardiness and absences through effective use of GSR Shift Report

  • Holds associates accountable for non-compliance with Guest Services and store policies

  • Monitors cart levels and efficient cart running to ensure availability of all carts

  • Associate feedback and appreciation

  • Looks for opportunities to present Nice Going memos and stickers to deserving Guest Services associates

  • Treats all employees fairly and with the same respect and consideration you would like for yourself

  • Asks employees for their help on tasks, never dictate tasks or assignments

  • Leads by example

  • Remains cheerful and courteous setting the tone for the entire Guest Services team

  • Adheres to dress code guidelines

  • Follows all store policies and procedures

  • Maintains sense of urgency to help guests and associates promptly

  • Willingness to assist where needed

  • Regular, timely attendance in compliance with the work schedule, and adequate notice to find a replacement for occasional absences.

  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Minimum availability must include 24 hours a week with a minimum of 6 hours per day during available days

  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with guests and all personnel

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including an effective negotiation style

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple and constantly changing priorities

  • Strong teamwork skills with the desire to train and educate others within the organization

  • Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to handle a diverse crew in a stressful environment

  • Thorough understanding of all safety requirements and company safety policies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The associate must possess the ability to stand in place for long periods of time; walk in the store; bend, stoop and kneel regularly. Requires fine finger and broad manual dexterity, and eye-hand-foot coordination in order to operate equipment

  • Physical ability to stand for extended periods and to move and handle boxes of merchandise and fixtures throughout the store, which entails lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above

  • Ability to work varied hours/days, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed

WORK SCHEDULE

The Customer Service Rep is an hourly position that may be part-time or full-time. The work schedule may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays within the individual's availability.

Festival Foods serves guests in over 30 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets throughout Wisconsin. At Festival Foods, we're not simply selling groceries, we're on a mission! Every business decision we make is based on our "Boomerang Principle"--empowering our associates to make decisions and take actions that will "Bring the Customer Back". We are proud to be a family and employee-owned company.

At Festival Foods we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We are dedicated to building a top-notch team of skilled, experienced and service-oriented associates who represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents. Festival Foods believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates, products, and our community strengthen our ability to serve our guests, as we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people.

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