MEAT/DEPT LEADER at Smith's Food and Drug in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Plan, organize, train and direct Meat department associates; perform production and customer service functions; maximize store sales and profits. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Smith's Food and Drug merged with The Kroger Company in 1998. Today, we're proudly serving Smith's customers in over 140 stores throughout Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

As part of the Kroger family of companies, 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 Smith's family!Minimum

  • Willing to work weekends and holidays.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to make intelligent decisions quickly.
  • Able to tactfully and calmly handle stressful situations and make a positive impression on associates and customers.
  • Possess abilities and skills for effective production, merchandising, and customer services related to preparation and sale of products.
  • Understanding of all key components of department operations.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to employment practices, safety, and food handling.


  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to employment practices, safety, food handling.
  • Meat work experience or similar experience in food preparation.
  • Past work record reflects dependability and integrity.

  • Develop maximum customer relations through friendliness and courtesy and implementation of all company policies. Be alert and assist in store security. Be perceptive and handle customer complaints.
  • Keep department temperature logs accurately updated and maintained. Train and follow up with Meat department associates on temperature logs to guarantee accurately recorded temperatures.
  • Perform and direct others in pricing and displaying of merchandise. Maintain proper signage, product rotation, freshness, quantity, quality and proper space allocation for merchandise.
  • Provide input on department budgets, goals and results.
  • Train and develop all Meat department employees, insuring that proper emphasis on customer courtesy and productivity is developed and that the technical skills learned are properly utilized.
  • Implement company programs and adhere to company policies and procedures, particularly in the area of maintenance of a work environment free of unlawful harassment or discrimination.
  • Make recommendations regarding the hiring, firing, disciplining, demoting, transferring and evaluating of all meat department associates.
  • Demonstrate the ability and desire to promote, communicate and implement company initiatives and process improvements to direct reports in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrate aptitude to manage people and organize workloads.
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

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