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Produce Department Manager - Full-time - Store #138

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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/16/2016

DiversityWorking PA

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When you work with The Fresh Market you're part of a team that is creating new breakthroughs in our industry. We'll see you and treat you as the valuable person that you are. We'll recognize your contributions and nurture your aspirations. We'll take you seriously and support your growth in whatever direction you choose. Bring everything that makes you unique and special. Bring your talents, your imagination, your ideas, and your dreams. We'll put them to work in a winning way. Join the Fresh Market, and you'll work for a company that's dedicated to making positive, lasting impressions, on our customers and on our employees. A company that cares just as much about the little things as we do about the big ones. Because after all, it's the experience that matters.Position Description
As a Produce Department Manager with The Fresh Market you will provide overall leadership to the Produce Team to ensure that all objectives and goals of the department and store, in close partnership with the Store Leadership, are met or exceeded. This position has accountability for all aspects of department operations, to include but not limited to, profitability, expense control, ordering, merchandising, labor management and regulatory compliance. Candidates must be prepared to think, learn and contribute all while consistently communicating and modeling The Fresh Market's vision and goals. Excellent communication, multitasking and self-motivation skills are essential to success at The Fresh Market. Successful department managers also demonstrate a high level of integrity with department products, employees, vendors, and our customers. This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities as necessary. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the Company's business, competitive considerations, or the work environment changes.

Core Duties

- Demonstrate and direct the Produce Team to provide outstanding customer delight in an environment focused on sales.- Train, develop, counsel, mentor and motivate all Produce employees in a manner which builds and sustains a high performing team and minimizes turnover.- Set and achieve the highest standards in retail execution focusing on maximizing sales and profit- Maximize productivity and efficiency through accurate and timely scheduling following all rules.- Establish and maintain a positive work environment, which encourages an exceptionally high level of Team Member morale. Focusing the employees on creating an environment built on team work and inspiring a 'one team' mentality.- Demonstrated ability to work with computers and computer based programs, to include but not limited to, ordering, sign creation, inventory and email communication.- Demonstrated ability to re-prioritize task and shift focus when new demand, priorities or challenges are presented.- Maintain organization of all work spaces.- Maintain country of origin labeling in the department - Maintain the cleanliness of the department through utilizing, assigning tasks and following up on the department cleaning schedule.- Direct and develop employees to prepare foods per The Fresh Markets standards, including but not limited to, prepared ready to eat items.- Follow all company guidelines and procedures, to include but not limited to, safety and sanitation. - Offer daily feedback to the employees of the Produce Department, successes and areas of opportunity.- Implement and maintain regular sampling in the Produce Department- Maintain proper product assortment, pricing, merchandising, and inventory control to achieve required margin. Utilizing local and other approved vendors- Demonstrate advanced product knowledge; maintain awareness of new products and educate employees and customers on products.- Demonstrated level of empowerment to solve customer complaints and develop employees to do the same.- Utilize and maintain all tools, to include but not limited to, production tool, guideline checklists and order guides to assist in managing the business.


The Fresh Market prefers previous management experience in the retail, grocery, deli, hospitality, or restaurant industry. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated excellent communication and leadership skills and possess basic math skills for ordering and inventory. A working knowledge of Produce is preferred. The Fresh Market will require demonstrated strong merchandising and multi-tasking skills. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated with a sense of urgency, organized and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment at all times with all levels of employees. The ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department is required. Demonstrated excellent people skills are required for all positions within The Fresh Market.

Physical Capabilities / Job Demands
Continuously (67%-100% of the work shift)- Lift 0-10 lbs.Frequently (34%-66% of the work shift)- Carry 0-10 lbs.- Walking- StandingOccasionally (Up to 33% of the work shift)- Lift 11- to over 50 lbs.- Carry 11-20 lbs.- Bend, Reach, Squat and Balance- Repetitive use of hands- Climb, Push and Pull
- Physically present at the workplace/store and in strict adherence to the Company's attendance and punctuality requirements- The ability, open availability, and willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the store are required, including, but not limited to, weekend, day, evening, and overnight and holiday work, as needed to meet the demands of the store.- Exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)- Minimum age for employment is 18At The Fresh Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. The Fresh Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled. The position covered by this Job Description is expressly declared to be 'at will,' meaning the Company has the right to terminate the incumbent's employment at any time, with or without cause. Any written or oral promises or representations to the contrary are expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any employee. Any change to this 'at will' employment status must be in writing and signed by the company designated personnel. .