PRODUCE manager

Are you passionate about food, and enjoy teaching customers about the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and leading a team? As the produce manager in our new family-owned and operated market in Palo Alto, you will be responsible for the success of the most prominent and important department in the store. You will be responsible to ensure our produce department offers the highest quality fresh produce and an amazing customer experience. You will also be responsible for building and maintaining a high-performing team, including training, motivating and managing the produce team day-to-day. You will also be responsible for the overall operation of the produce department, including training and working alongside your team and ensuring proper presentation, display and production of fresh produce in the department.

What you'll do: Responsibilities

  • Ensure overall quality, effective merchandising, overall cleanliness and organization of the produce department

  • Manage produce team day-to-day, including quality control, hiring, training, managing and addressing employee relations to ensure a happy and productive team

  • Manage inventory to ensure proper storage, rotation and minimizing waste

  • Manage labor, including writing weekly schedule, to ensure proper coverage while managing overall labor costs

  • Perform general cleaning, organization and sanitizing in the work area

  • Ensure team adheres to all safety, health, and Weights and Measures regulations.

Who you are: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least 18 years of age with 1-3 years of experience working in a grocery retail setting with management experience in produce

  • Basic knowledge of math, weights and measures

  • Strong work ethic and integrity. Able to work flexible schedule that changes; including night, weekends, and holidays

  • Can manage time and effort to work efficiently

  • Good communication skills and ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner to fellow team members and customers

  • Friendly, with a positive attitude and eagerness to interact with customers

  • Be able to stand, walk, bend, climb throughout the entire work day and be able to lift,, stack and maneuver heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs., from 4” to 72”, for a distance up 3 feet for between 10-50 hours without mechanical assistance.

  • Be able to use a pallet jack to move pallets a distance up to 20 feet, requiring a force of up to 85 pounds for up to 5 hours.

  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles within an 8 hour shift.

  • Acquire and maintain a Food Handlers permit