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Employment Type:
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Food & Beverage
Cheese Team Leader
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Job Description

Cheese Team Leader

Job Posting: 03/10/2018 Job ID: R0003727 Location: Leesburg, VA Address: Leesburg, 101 Crosstrail Blvd SE Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older. Days Hours Req: Candidate must have an open availability Sunday-Saturday, between the primary operating hours of 6am to midnight unless specified for a specific department. Full-time employees work a minimum of 40 hours/week, in 8 hour intervals, including evenings and weekends to meet business needs. Weekend availability is required. Schedule: Full-time

At Wegmans, we take pride in our ability to educate our customers and provide them with unique products they can’t find anywhere else. With over 700 varieties of cheeses and other delicious items, our Cheese department does just that. As a Team Leader in this area, you’ll assist in running the department and will work with team members to develop their skills and passions, expanding and sharing your knowledge of a wide variety of unique cheese products from around the world.

People (Who We Are)

  • Manage performance and develop employees; provide resources, training, feedback, and stretch assignments
  • Interview, select and hire the best caring, diverse, knowledgeable people
  • Lead by example and create an empowering and safe work environment; maintain and encourage two-way communication
  • Keep Wegmans the Best and a Great Place to Work by embracing diversity, listening and including others in decision making processes

Customer (What We Believe)

  • Approach and educate customers about products, answer questions and offer suggestions
  • Use passion and knowledge of cheese, industry, food, wine pairings, and countries of origin to educate team members and customers; ensure employees have the resources to provide incredible service, highest quality products and knowledge to help find the perfect selection to accompany their meal
  • Assist with demo set up and execution; provide unique ideas to educate customers

Product (What We Do)

  • Maintain department appearance, product levels, and efficiency; use knowledge of product, trends, and seasonality to accurately forecast needs and adjust order
  • Follow company standards of merchandising, showcase quality, freshness and unique products offered; cross merchandise highlight featured, premiere, and seasonal items to drive sales
  • Ensure proper handling, cutting, and trimming of cheese to reduce shrink; educate on how to recognize when product should be trimmed and rewrapped

Results (What We Measure)

  • Perform essential tasks for efficient Cheese operations; orders, schedules, and manage payroll; relay pertinent information to Store Management; ensure efficient operations
  • Ensure proper use of equipment; ensure food & human safety, simplification, company policies and procedures are followed

Work Environment

  • Work includes walking, standing for up to 4 hours without a break, repetitive hand and arm movements including forceful pulling, occasional heavy lifting, bending, and reaching, along with continuous interaction with customers and co-workers in a fast-paced environment. Work involves exposure to various environments, including cold temperatures. The average weight range of items lifted is 10-30 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of greater than 50 pounds occasionally. You may receive assistance with heavy items, if available. May be exposed to various allergens (things that may cause an allergic reaction)
  • Work includes the safe and proper handling of knives and cheese cutting equipment
  • Work may include use of hand pallet jack, power pallet jack, power walkie-reach, scissors lift or WAV unit. Wegmans certification required for use of power equipment

Employment at Wegmans may be contingent upon your completion and our evaluation of a drug screen and/or criminal background check. All Applicants will be screened; only those closely matching the job posting will be interviewed.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Customer service experience, preferably in a food service, grocery or retail setting
  • Managerial/ supervisory experience including delegating tasks to others

Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge of and passion for cheese, beverages and pairings
  • Working knowledge of cheese; including familiarity with cheese families, cutting, handling, and wrapping

About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 62-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The family-owned company was founded in 1916. Wegmans is recognized as an industry leader, an innovator, and is known for its strong commitment to the communities where it operates stores. It has been listed among Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For in America" for five consecutive years.