Produce Assistant Department Leader
Department Lead Job in Warrenton, OR
Create an outstanding customer experience through exceptional service. Establish and maintain a safe, clean environment that encourages our customers to return. Achieve sales and profit goals established for the department and control all established quality assurance standards. Monitor all functions, duties and activities related to the Produce department. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions
Promote trust and respect among associates, with a positive attitude Communicate company, department, and job specific information to associates Establish department performance goals and empower associates to meet or exceed targets through teamwork Develop adequate scheduling to manage customer volume Train and develop associates on their job performance and participate in the performance appraisal process Create an environment that enables customers to feel welcome, important and appreciated by answering questions regarding products sold within the department and throughout the store; respond to questions, make suggestions, and locate products Inform customers of produce specials and offer product samples to help customers discover new items Review/inspect products for quality and freshness and take appropriate action Develop and implement a department business plan to achieve desired results Create and execute sales promotions in partnership with store management Inform and educate department associates about current, upcoming and special in-store promotions, especially promotions that affect the department Prepare and submit seasonal critiques for the sales and merchandising supervisor Implement the period promotional plan for the department Assist management in preparing the store/department budget, expense control, profit and loss reviews, and take appropriate action on all financial reports Schedule daily, weekly and monthly price changes by updating shelf tags and promotional signs Plan and organize the inventory process, maintain an awareness of inventory/stocking conditions, note any discrepancies, train department associates on inventory/stocking and Computer Assisted Ordering (CAO) Ensure proper temperatures in cases and coolers are maintained and temperature logs are maintained Reinforce safety programs by complying with safety procedures, identifying unsafe conditions, practicing preventive maintenance by properly inspecting equipment, notifying store management of any items in need of repair and of customer or employee accidents Report all safety risk, or issues, and illegal activity, including robbery, theft or fraud Adhere to all local, state and federal laws, and company guidelines Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications
Excellent oral/written communication skills Knowledge of basic math (counting, addition, subtraction) Ability to handle stressful situations Current food handlers permit once employed
Desired Previous Experience/Education
High School Diploma or GEDAny management experience Any produce/retail experience Second language (speaking, reading and/or writing)
Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED Desired
Required Certifications/Licenses: None