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Produce & Floral Buyer (Linden Hills)

Company: Twin Cities Co-op Partners
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionReports to: Linden Hills Produce Manager Hourly, Full-timeEmployee Discount, 401K, PTO, Medical and DentalFrom $16.25Since opening its doors in 1976, Linden Hills Co-op has focused on positively contributing to the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis and its neighboring communities of Edina and St. Louis Park. Over the years, Linden Hills Co-op has moved and expanded three times while remaining the neighborhood's primary grocer. The store has a friendly neighborhood vibe with a wide range of offerings for a great shopping experience.Job Responsibilities:This position is primarily responsible floral purchasing, in addition to merchandising, stocking, and displaying fresh produce while providing friendly and helpful customer service to meet department goals for sales, margin, labor, and customer service. Core duties and responsibilities include the following: Daily purchasing from vendors, product selection, merchandising, floral, and paperwork.Customer Service:

  • Greets customers, smiling and making eye contact. Assists customers with questions, in a prompt, friendly, and courteous manner; referring them to others when necessary.
  • Offers suggestions for purchases and ways to prepare products.
  • Helps customers place and fill special orders.Merchandising:
    • Replenishes and rotates displays, culling several times daily, following stocking priorities set by the Produce Manager.
    • Trims, washes, and bundles produce following priorities set by the Produce Manager.
    • Follows up with customers on pricing, availability, and delivery.
    • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.
    • Orders product from vendors
    • Resolves vendor invoice discrepancies.
    • Maintains files and records of materials, prices, inventories, and deliveriesPurchasing:
      • Negotiates with suppliers for favorable prices, terms, quality, and delivery.
      • Places orders to ensure regular supply.
      • Researches new or alternative sources of supply. Negotiates agreements with local growers.
      • Receives produce deliveries, following established receiving procedures.
      • Prices produce to achieve margin and sales goals, while maintaining a competitive image.
      • Updates prices in scanning system or ensures updated accurate prices are given to the Scanning Coordinator.Department Maintenance:
        • Disposes of damaged or spoiled goods promptly, properly maintaining shrink records.
        • Removes trash, cleans cases, and keeps prep and storage areas in a clean orderly condition.
        • Uses equipment safely. Monitors cooler and walk-in temperatures and follows procedures for handling breakdowns. Advises the Produce Manager of equipment repair and replacement needs.
        • Develops, implements, documents, and monitors ongoing quality assurance programs for areas of responsibility, also ensures regulatory compliance.
        • Collaborates with internal support teams and supervisors to effectively manage staffing levels, employee morale, and process improvement initiatives.
        • Uses internal resources to compile data in order to develop business reports.Performs other tasks assigned by the Produce Manager:
          • Participates in inventory counts.
          • Attends department and storewide meetings.
          • Performs other tasks assigned by the Produce ManagerSupervisory Duties:
            • Guide staff on purchasing to maintain the best floor conditions when the manager and assistant manager are not in the store.
            • Make merchandising decisions when the manager and assistant manager are not in the store
            • Lead the huddle on days that the manager and assistant manager are not in the store.Qualifications:
              • Ability to stand for long periods.
              • Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment.
              • Ability to project friendly, outgoing personality.
              • Interest in learning about produce.
              • Experience serving the public.
              • Demonstrated ability to work with customers and coworkers from diverse cultural backgrounds.
              • Ability to work with TCCP to create an inclusive environment where all are welcomed.Environmental Conditions/Physical Requirements:
                • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
                • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Twin Cities Co-op Partners has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness. Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, age, marital status, familial status, veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other status category by applicable law. People with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

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Keywords: Twin Cities Co-op Partners, Minneapolis , Produce & Floral Buyer (Linden Hills), Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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