Produce Clerk

Role and Responsibilities:
Fairway Market wants to ensure that all of our customers are receiving the best shopping experience each time they walk into our store. The Produce Clerk is an integral part of the Fairway Market experience. As a Produce Clerk, you will be providing exceptional customer service while supplying and replenishing a wide variety of produce items. The following are role and responsibilities of the Produce Clerk position:
Department-specific Responsibilities:
Assure accuracy of orders placed and product received, noting any discrepancies with quantities ordered and received. Order appropriate amounts of product to meet business demands and limit shrink
Build visually attractive displays, rotate and replenish product as needed. Maintain accurate department signage and pricing.
Properly display produce to customers and provide customers knowledge-based service on quality, method of handling, preparation and storage of produce
Ensure product availability, quality and freshness by proper rotation, stocking and replenishing of products to help maximize profitability and minimize shrink
Trim, cut or remove and shrink products that do not meet Fairway standards.
Familiarize self with different fruits and vegetables in the department and recognize differences among similar products to better assist customers.
Be knowledgeable with Organic and Non Organic products.
Operate relevant equipment in a safe and productive manner.
Assist in maintaining the department as 100% culled and ensure freshness as top priority.
General Responsibilities:
Proactively engage customers, promote product and sales, build customer relationships, and provide G.R.E.A.T. customer service that encourage customer loyalty and add value to the Fairway brand
Work collaboratively with fellow employees and managers and recognize teamwork and diversity throughout the store to resolve conflicts respectfully and in a timely manner.
Maintain a strong time and attendance record to ensure the smooth flow of departmental operations
Maintain a clean and safe work environment by practicing high standards of food and human safety and sanitation techniques provided by Fairway work rules and policies and Health Department Regulations
Replenish department supplies frequently to ensure efficiency of workflow and employee job tasks
Adhere to all department-related and company-related work rules and policies while upholding Fairway's core values of integrity, respect and excellence
Perform miscellaneous roles assigned by management that would help the team on an as-needed basis
Recognize and seek opportunities for continuous learning and supply feedback to management to help improve operations. Attend all required training.RequirementsSkills and Qualifications:
Candidates who apply for the Produce Clerk position must possess the following skills:
Good working knowledge of food quality, hygiene and sanitation, kitchen safety and food preparation
Strong Customer Service skills and ability to interact with other people and participate actively in department and staff meetings
Strong teamwork and diversity awareness and ability to recognize and welcome differences among people and resolve conflicts respectfully and in a timely manner
Organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize requests and department activities
Problem-solving skills to effectively assist customers in a wide range of different transactions
Meet physical demands required for the position
Effective communication skills and ability to read, write and comprehend English
Availability to work weekends, holidays, and other prime times of the business.
Must be at least 18 years of age to work in the department
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Continuous interaction with customers and coworkers in a fast-paced work environment
Exposure to various food allergens throughout the store
Frequent motions such as standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, bending, lifting, and reaching
Lifting up to 50lbs. and pushing and pulling carts up to 100lbs.
Standing and walking for 4-6 hours at a time
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