Summary: Responsible to stock and display fresh produce while providing prompt, friendly, helpful customer service to meet department goals for sales, margins, labor productivity and customer service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
Customer Service –
Assist customer in a prompt and courteous manner, exceeding expectations for service
Provide samples of produce that should be promoted, having tasted it first to ensure quality.
Replenish displays daily by rotating and culling, keeping organic, conventional and transitional separate
Dispose of produce that is unsuitable for sale by selling, giving to deli or throwing inedible product in compost. Sell edible produce at discount by doctoring-up, repackaging, and labeling
Keep back stock produce stored properly
Know how to receive and price orders.
Safety and Security –
Keep produce room, cooler and sales floor tidy and produce displays tidy and fully stocked
Use equipment safely. Advise manager of equipment repair and replacement needs.
Deal with shoplifters, disorderly customers, and medical emergencies in accordance with established procedures.
Department Maintenance –
Keep well informed about products by asking questions, using produce reference book and tasting small samples of new produce
Participate in monthly inventories
Give constructive feedback to manager and buyer when necessary
Attend department and storewide meetings
Perform other tasks as assigned by manager.
Responsibilities to Safety:
Protect the safety of self, co-worker’s, and BriarPatch Co-op patrons at all times.
Report any potentially harmful equipment or situations to the immediate supervisor without delay.
Report safety-related accidents and incidents at once to supervisor.
Follow all company and safety policies and procedures.
Operate equipment in a safe manner that will not lead to injury of self or others.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential 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.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or electronic form.
An individual should have knowledge of:
Order processing systems
Spreadsheet software and
Word Processing software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
Use hands and fingers
Handle or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Crouch or crawl
Talk or hear
Taste or smell
Be regularly exposed to natural oils, chemicals and odors/fragrances, including perfumes, colognes and scented lotions
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds safely.