Produce Assistant

Natural Grocers Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 3 weeks ago

Overview

Job Summary

The Produce Assistant is responsible for assisting the Produce Manager in the successful operation and profitability of the produce department.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include the essential functions, but are not limited to:

  • Providing World Class Customer Service as a number one priority.

  • Exemplifying integrity, responsibility, and excellence and adhering to all policies.

  • Creating an inviting, full and shoppable produce department.

  • Assisting the produce department manager in ordering for the department and maintaining accurate inventory levels.

  • Assisting the department manager in managing margin, COGs and overall department profitability including minimizing shrink and maximizing effective purchasing.

  • Setting and maintaining the department on a daily basis including ensuring that the produce rack is consistently fresh, full and abundant throughout the day.

  • Culling, crisping, rotating and properly handling/storing produce.

  • Ensuring only certified organic produce is ordered and received.

  • Ensuring all in-stock products/conditions meet company standards.

  • Ensuring that all tools and equipment are cleaned in accordance with health department and company standards.

  • Receiving all incoming produce orders per company standards.

  • Offering and following up on special orders.

  • Assisting in training and monitoring department personnel.

  • Conducting active and passive demos.

  • Working with the department manager to address performance issues within the department.

  • Handling register functions including backup cashiering, managing customer returns, addressing customer complaints, and covering register shift changes, including those for scheduled breaks.

  • Maintaining the safety and security of customers and employees.

  • Answering customer questions per company standards and policies, including the use of Structure/Function statements and/or statements of nutritional support.

  • Continually increasing product knowledge.

  • Utilizing email and IS programs as needed.

  • Completing DSR and the closing cash processes may be required absence of any other qualified employee.

  • Working a schedule based on store needs which includes evenings, weekends, holidays. Position requires working five days, 40 hours per week and attending mandatory store meetings.

  • This position has limited Manager on Duty functions but is never intended to be the overall Manager on Duty for the store.

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.

Qualifications

Education, Skills & Experience

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent preferred.

  • 1 year of experience in grocery, retail or produce environment preferred; natural foods background is a plus.

  • 1 year of experience supervising others preferred.

  • Ability to pass food safety training courses and/or certifications as required by law and maintain compliance by keeping certifications up to date and registered if applicable.

  • Ability to manage changing priorities and to stay focused with the task at hand.

  • Possess a sense of urgency in the completion of tasks.

  • Possess excellent customer service skills.

  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.

  • Ability to take direction and follow through.

  • Must be cashier trained and able to count currency.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks as assigned by the Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.

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