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Produce Manager Essentials

06/18/2014 11:25:00 AM
Pamela Riemenschneider

A new Sprouts Farmers Market is opening near my neighborhood.

I can’t wait. I just moved and my usual H-E-B is no longer close, and the Sprouts on my regular route is out of the way. I have a new routine and am glad to have another player to choose from.

As I was checking for the opening date for this new location (it’s in August), I saw the job postings and thought I’d take a look at the produce jobs to see how they align with what I was thinking.

Here are the essential functions of an Assistant Produce Manager at Sprouts Farmers Market:

  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity with department products, employees and our customers.
  • Ensures that we remain focused on creating an excellent experience for both our employees and customers.
  • Ensures favorable department image with customers through a clean, attractive department.
  • Maintains freshness standards throughout the department.
  • Follows proper receiving, processing, packaging, pricing, signage, displaying, and rotation of a complete variety of items.
  • Ensures the prioritization and delegation of daily responsibilities throughout the department while training, coaching, and leading employees.
  • Leads by example
  • In the absence of the Produce Manager, assists in managing all functions and activities of the Produce Department to achieve sales and profit standards.
  • Ensures the enforcement of all company policies.
  • Participates in hiring, training and employee relations matters in coordination with the Produce Manager
  • Promotes produce sales through effective merchandising and cross-selling displays
  • Monitors produce department for quality
  • Unloads incoming shipments of produce items and discusses shipment items with vendors in coordination with the Produce Manager
  • Closely monitors inventory
  • Utilizes appropriate rotation techniques and ensures the freshest product is available for sale when stocking produce department
  • Maintains proper receiving, handling and production of product
  • Performs assigned stocking, culling, and rotation procedures in accordance with established standards
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and equipment handling and care
  • Maintains proper quality control and product level
  • Maintains proper quality and conditions of product
  • Prepares (trims, crisps, packages, scales, etc.) all products according to established standards and quality goals.
  • Ensures the performance of all assigned cleaning functions in accordance with company policy
  • Maintains proper pricing standards
  • Complies with scheduling and policy standards
  • Finds more efficient ways to do the job and seeks to reduce costs and improve labor productivity
  • Observes and corrects unsafe conditions that could cause employee or customer accidents.
  • Proactively works to create a safe, clean department and follow all health and sanitation guidelines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

How does this list align with what you require of your produce professionals?

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