Produce Assistant

Company Name:
Natural Grocers
Produce Assistant
Job Summary
The Produce Assistant is responsible for assisting the Produce Manager in the successful operation and profitability of the produce department. This position has limited MOD responsibilities.
Inventory/Inventory Manager
The Produce is responsible for assisting the Produce Manager in ensuring that:
Inventory levels are maintained within company standards
Product is ordered from the correct vendor
In-stock conditions meet company standards
Markdowns are done per company standards
Daily Department Conditions
The Produce Assistant is responsible for ensuring that he/she and the department staff are following company policies, procedures and standards for:
Tagging, Facing, Rotating, Ordering, Cleanliness, Stocking, Backstock, and Returns
Product Knowledge:
The Produce Assistant is responsible for ensuring that:
He/she continues to increase product knowledge throughout their tenure
Provides knowledge based customer service at the highest level at all times
Management of Department Personnel:
The Produce Assistant is responsible for assisting the Produce Manager with the management of department personnel
MOD (Manager on Duty) Responsibilities:
The Produce Assistant is required to fulfill the following Manager on Duty (MOD) duties as assigned: Shift MOD
Leadership and Professionalism:
All department managers are expected to be professional at all times and provide appropriate leadership for the staff and the store. Leader effectiveness requires treating people decently while at the same time successfully motivating them toward high performance in their work.
Department managers are expected to conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity, responsibility, and excellence. As a representative of the Company to our employees and our professional vendors, leaders are expected to represent Vitamin Cottage as a just, fair, respectful, caring, compassionate, and honorable company.
Department managers are expected to be leaders in the workplace, setting the standard of excellence required through their job performance and professional demeanor. It is expected that leaders will hold employees accountable and do so in a manner which is in line with the highest standards of professionalism and respect.
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.
Previous retail experience in a grocery or retail environment; natural foods background a plus
Previous experience in a produce function is preferred
Must be able to pass a background check
Possesses a sense of urgency in the completion of tasks
Possesses excellent customer service skills
Is highly organized with great attention to detail
Ability to stay focused with the task at hand
Ability to take direction and follow through
Must be cashier trained.
Physical Requirements:
1. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs, repetitive lifting up to 30 lbs.
2. Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs.
3. Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion.
4. Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull.
5. Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed.
6. Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body.
7. Must be able to stand for at least 90% of the time.
8. Must be able to walk for at least 90% of the time.
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 assigned to him/her by their Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.

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