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Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/7/2015
Job Category:
Other
Industry:
Food & Beverage
Produce Backroom Team Member
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Job Description

What is my Job:

 

Our Produce department helps customers live healthier, better lives by offering a variety of delicious and unique fruits and vegetables. In this area, you will be responsible for ensuring customers have access to fresh produce from around the world. If you are looking for the opportunity to increase your knowledge about products and share your passion for fruits and vegetables, this could be the position for you!

 

How do I make a difference?

Providing Incredible, Knowledge Based Customer Service

  • Proactively approach customers, educate them about unique product offerings, make suggestions for meal solutions, and help to locate products
  • Educate team members about products in the department, understanding how different varieties of fruits and vegetables are supposed to look and smell and recognizing the difference between organic and non-organic products.

 

Ensuring High Quality Products & Ingredient:

  • Create production lists, maintain inventory levels, and delegate tasks to team members, being certain to provide timely feedback to help employees progress
  • Ensure team members maintain the overall appearance of the department and products are well-merchandised in displays that showcase quality and Peak of Perfection items
  • Cut, package, weigh and label a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for each  "Take-It" meal solutions
  • Unload and break down deliveries in backroom, stock displays, refill products to meet customer needs while rotating for freshness and following procedures on shrinking out-dated products
  • Educate team members and ensure they are properly handling products, using equipment, keeping accurate logs and following sanitation practices in accordance with food and human safety guidelines and Simplification 5S procedures

 

Living Who We Are

 

  • Support, encourage, and respect co-workers
  • Work with supervisor to set and achieve goals for professional development 
  • Comply with Wegmans Policies and Work Rules, as well as, federal and state laws
  • Maintain open lines of communication with supervisors and coworkers to ensure the most efficient operations in the department

What skills, learnings, and experiences are required?

 

  • Customer service experience, preferably in a food service, grocery or retail setting
  • Living Who We Are values by caring about the well-being of every person, having high standards as a way of life, making a difference in the communities we serve, respecting and listening to others and making decisions that benefit our customers and company
  • Possess teamwork & diversity awareness by listening to others' points of view and recognizing and appreciating differences  Recognize and seek opportunities for continuous learning to gain new understandings, skills and knowledge
  • Provide incredible customer service, greeting customers and answering questions in a friendly manner, proactively offering assistance and providing accurate and timely information, making product/ service recommendations and accommodating special requests
  • Properly handle, prepare, transport and store products; ensuring food & human safety practices are strictly adhered to
  • Possess organizational skills, prioritizing requests and department activities while managing interruptions and attending to details to complete tasks within deadlines
  • Helps customers make great meals easy by providing Knowledge Based Service, sharing ideas for meals, building relationships with customers, making the experience fun
  • Utilize resources to educate self and others about product uses and characteristics, being sure to share acquired product knowledge 
  • Learn, use and be able to explain Wegmans sanctioned cooking techniques to assist customers for their success at home

What skills, learnings, and experiences are preferred and will set me apart?

  • Managerial/supervisor experience
  • Experience ordering products and controlling inventory
  • Experience working on a farm

Work environment: 

 

  • Work involves continuous interaction with customers and co-workers in a fast-paced environment
  • Typical motions include repetitive hand and arm movements, bending and reaching
  •  Responsible for moving and lifting an average of 5 - 20 pounds with a maximum weight lifted greater than 50 pounds occasionally
  •  May be exposed to various allergens and work environments including cold temperatures and wet conditions
  •  Work may require the safe and proper handling of knives and food processing equipment
  •  Will be required to spend the majority of time on his or her feet and stand or walk without a break for up to 4 hours

Other: 

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

 

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.