Produce Team Leader

Nashville, TN 37206

Posted: 10/20/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Other Job Number: 18510 Pay Rate: 50,000

Job Description

Produce Team Leader

Our client in Nashville, TN has an immediate opening for a Produce Team Leader on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:

Established Grocery Retailer
Team Atmosphere and environment
Passion for serving customers

Produce Team Leader Role:

Are you passionate about fresh, vibrant produce and creating exceptional shopping experiences? If you're a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a deep understanding of the retail grocery industry, we have an exciting opportunity for you! As a Produce Department Head, you will play a pivotal role in our mission to deliver top-quality produce while ensuring outstanding customer service.
Champion superior customer service by greeting, assisting, and addressing customer needs, setting the bar as a role model for your team.
Provide prompt and friendly responses to customer inquiries about produce products and special orders.
Facilitate and oversee the special orders system to ensure customers receive their orders efficiently.
Share relevant literature with your team to keep them informed about new produce products and procedures.
Act on customer feedback, suggestions, comments, and complaints promptly and professionally.
Collaborate with our Produce Buyer to secure favorable prices, terms, and the highest quality of products from suppliers.
Implement precise inventory control based on product selection guidelines and marketing plans.
Ensure the timely availability of promoted products.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date prices in our POS system and on shelf tags.
Coordinate the receiving of orders and manage returns efficiently.
Collaborate with Receivers to handle returns and obtain credits from suppliers.
Oversee inventory counts for the produce department.
Engage in meetings with other department managers to plan promotions and storewide merchandising strategies.
Craft appealing produce displays that evoke a sense of abundance and quality, while adhering to storage standards.
Prepare produce items, including trimming, washing, and bundling as needed.
Ensure that displays are consistently replenished, rotated, and inspected throughout the day.
Implement pricing strategies that align with margin and sales objectives, maintaining a competitive image.
Offer customers tastes, samples, purchasing suggestions, and preparation tips daily.
Collaborate with our Graphic Artist to create and maintain accurate department signs.
Coordinate the handling of returned items to suppliers and manage unsellable items responsibly while maintaining precise shrinkage records.
Uphold department cleanliness and organization to meet health department and ADA standards.
Promptly remove trash and conduct regular retail and backroom area floor maintenance.
Collaborate on inventory counts and ensure the safe operation and maintenance of department equipment.
Contribute to the hiring process, including on-the-job training and conducting performance evaluations.
Schedule department staff hours within budget constraints and oversee timecard management.
Organize and lead department meetings.

Produce Team Leader Background Profile:

Minimum of one year of retail produce experience.
High school diploma or GED.
Food Safety Management certification.
Strong knowledge of organic and commercial growing practices and organic certification regulations.
Familiarity with current trends in the natural foods industry.
Supervisory experience, including hiring, training, evaluation, and direction.
Proficiency in reading financial statements and a firm grasp of margin and pricing.
Excellent organization, commitment to follow-through, and the ability to manage multiple demands.
Exceptional communication skills, including clear direction and active listening.
Proven experience in serving the public and projecting a friendly, outgoing personality.
Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment.
Ability to lift 40+ pounds and stand for extended periods.
Willingness to work in cold and wet conditions.
Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Willingness and capacity to adapt and grow with changing job requirements.
Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications, as well as familiarity with POS systems and financial reports.

Features and Benefits:

Medical and Prescription drug coverage
Vision and Dental
Paid Time Off
Supportive working environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Frontline Source Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. The client cannot sponsor any visas.

Disclaimer: Sensitive and personal data will not be requested by Frontline Source Group or its affiliates until a job offer is made and accepted. If you ever doubt the validity of our job postings, we encourage you to call one of our branch locations to verify the status on any job.


Job Requirements

Produce Manager, Assistant Produce Manager, Produce Team Leader, Produce Order Writer

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Cook

Mike Cook is a specialized grocery retail recruiter for Frontline Source Group. With more than 35+ years in the grocery retail industry, Mike started as a part-time courtesy clerk. He worked his way up to serve in-store leadership positions with both traditional and specialty food formats. Including Brookshire Grocery Company and Central Market/H-E-B. Beyond store operations, his expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders.

Throughout his career, Mike has placed an emphasis on professional development and continuing education. He was in the charter class of Brookshire University, graduating as salutatorian. He also has earned certificates of proficiency in management specialized leadership and retail management from Tyler Junior College. The later certification was in collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. And, he has received numerous awards and accolades for customer service and leadership.

Mike has a passion for community service, having served as a board member for the Bear Creek Specialty Utility District (formerly Lavon Water Supply Corporation) from 2007-2013; Community Independent School District board trustee from 2013-2017; and currently as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.

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