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PRODUCE/ASST DEPT LEADER at Kroger in Staunton, Virginia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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.From one tiny Cincinnati grocery store more than a century ago, we've grown into what today is the nation's largest grocer with nearly 2,800 stores in 35 states operating under 28 different names. As America's grocer, we take pride in bringing diverse teams with a passion for food and people together with one common purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit. With a history of innovation, we work tirelessly to create amazing experiences for our customers, communities AND each other, with food at the heart of it all.

Here, people matter. That's why we strive to provide the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. We help feed your future by providing the value and care you need to grow. If you're caring, purpose-driven and hungry to learn, your potential is unlimited.

Whether you're seeking a part-time position or a new career path, we've got a fresh opportunity for you. Apply today to become part of our Kroger family! Minimum
- Excellent oral/written communication skills
- Current food handlers permit once employed
- Ability to handle stressful situations
- Knowledge of basic math (counting, addition, subtraction)

- High School Diploma or GED
- Any produce/retail experience
- Any management experience
- Second language (speaking, reading and/or writing)- 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

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