Assistant Produce Manager

At Dierbergs, our commitment begins with the first impression customers have in our Produce Department. We pride ourselves on our exceptional product quality and the dedication of our friendly, knowledgeable Associates . If you're passionate about fresh food, possess an engaging personality, and are dedicated to delivering exceptional service, consider joining us as an Assistant Produce Manager. Your responsibilities will include :

  • P rovide direction and support to our team, inspiring excellence in their roles.
  • Monitor operational aspects affecting gross margin and profitability of the prepared food section within the Produce Department.
  • Collaborate closely with the Produce Manager and Produce Production Manager to optimize product usage and labor allocation.
  • Manage inventory, ordering, and display of items within the department to ensure an appealing and well-stocked environment.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service by assisting customers in person and over the phone, processing special orders with precision and care.
  • Arrange salad bar components in an attractive and organized manner, adhering to company standards for presentation.
  • Ensure all salad items are adequately stocked.
  • Wash, peel, chop, slice, and dice fruits and vegetables.
  • Monitor freshness and quality of produce, discarding any items that do not meet standards.
  • Properly store prepped fruits and vegetables to maintain freshness.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in work areas, including salad bar stations and prep areas.
  • Adhere to food safety and sanitation standards, including proper handwashing procedures and wearing appropriate protective gear.
  • Monitor temperature controls for perishable items to prevent spoilage and maintain food safety.

Qualifications for Success:
  • 1 + years of experience in a leadership capacity, preferably in a managerial role, showcasing your ability to inspire and guide others effectively.
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Basic knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and a customer-focused attitude.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and varying shifts - enjoy a balanced schedule with no late nights, most produce and produce production departments close by 9 pm, allowing for a healthy work-life balance

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to push and pull up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally
  • Occasional: Sitting and climbing; frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, squatting, and handling
  • Frequent: Head turn, trunk bend, side reach, grasp, power grip, pinch, finger manipulation, & feel
  • Constant - Stand, handling, & forward reach

Why Dierbergs is Different:
  • Our culture makes us unique. We're known for being friendly and customer-focused, as well as for treating each other like family.
  • You'll enjoy the stability of working for an organization with a strong history of financial success and an excellent reputation in the community.
  • As an integral part of our team, you'll directly impact our bottom line and contribute to our ongoing success.
  • With a clear path for advancement, you will have the opportunity to progress to a Department Manager or store management role

What's in it for you?
  • Health and retirement benefits , including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and pension plans Paid time off provided, including vacation and personal days
  • Weekly pay
  • Work-life balance with flexible scheduling
  • Growth opportunities to support career advancement
  • Associate-only savings, free products, bonus points, sweepstakes, and more - being a part of our team has its perks with Dierbergs Rewards
  • Associate Perks Program in partnership with Working Advantage
  • Discounts at Starbucks kiosks within select locations

At Dierbergs, we value individuals who embody our core BEhaviors: Be Connected, Be Curious, Be Courageous, Be Caring, Be People Centric, Be a Contributor, Be a Cultivator, and in all you do, Be YOU. If you're ready to make an impact and be part of a vibrant team, apply now!

This description is representative only and is not all inclusive of the tasks that an Associate in the position may be required to perform.