PRODUCE/DEPT LEADER at King Soopers

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado





Job Description:

Implement all company and division policies to achieve maximum sales and profits in the produce departments. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.Based in Colorado, King Soopers merged with The Kroger Company in 1983. Today, we're proudly serving King Soopers customers in over 115 stores throughout Colorado and Wyoming.

As part of the Kroger family of companies, we take pride in bringing diverse teams with a passion for food and people together with one common purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit. With a history of innovation, we work tirelessly to create amazing experiences for our customers, communities AND each other, with food at the heart of it all.

Here, people matter. That's why we strive to provide the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. We help feed your future by providing the value and care you need to grow. If you're caring, purpose-driven and hungry to learn, your potential is unlimited.

Whether you're seeking a part-time position or a new career path, we've got a fresh opportunity for you. Apply today to become part of our King Soopers family!Minimum


  • Willing to be flexible and work mornings, afternoons, evenings, nights as the work demands. Willing and available to work weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Understanding of all key components of department operations (i.e. Managing people, merchandising, computer
  • assisted ordering, inventory management, shrink control, customer services, labor scheduling, expense control, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of produce and preparation and general knowledge of store operations
  • Position requires a person who is adept at communication with employees, customers, and supervision, and is constantly alert, because of constantly changing priorities and demands, must be able to react quickly
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to make intelligent decisions quickly.
  • Able to tactfully and calmly handle stressful situations and make a positive impression on associates and customers.
  • Possess abilities and skills for effective production, merchandising and customer services related to sale of merchandise.

Desired

  • Produce work experience or similar experience in food preparation.
  • Past work record reflects dependability and integrity.

  • Develop maximum customer relations by produce department personnel through personal example of friendliness and courtesy, and implementation of all company polices.
  • Be alert and assist in store security.
  • Be perceptive and handle customer complaints.
  • Make recommendations regarding the hiring, firing, disciplining, demoting, transferring and evaluating all produce department personnel.
  • Proper indoctrination of all department employees. Be sure they can read scales and prices correctly.
  • Provide adequate knowledge and training of price marking, ensuring the proper emphasis on customer courtesy and productivity is developed and that skills learned are properly utilized.
  • Supervise all aspects of salad bar operations.
  • Discuss with store manager the most efficient and practical working schedules of both full and part-time employees for maximum efficiency.
  • Maintain personable, clean and neat appearance of departmental people, having them properly uniformed and identified.
  • Maintain good communication with all store personnel.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and control the activities of the produce department, and may take charge of the store operation in the absence of the store manager. (in scope of authority)
  • Direct the receiving, storing, pricing, and merchandising of all produce products.
  • Assure adequate stock and supplies by proper ordering, so that department inventories can be maintained at optimum levels.
  • Maintain and submit required records and reports and use them effectively.
  • Maintain effective and god house cleaning in all areas (a) Clean and/or defrost cases according to schedule. (b)
  • Clean floors. (c) Keep a clean, orderly cooler and preparation area. (d) Maintain proper disposal of waste and material.
  • Keep adequate supplies on hand: bags, pricing and making equipment, etc.
  • Analyze continuously all aspects of produce department (space allocation, design, display, price marking, rotation, inventories, personnel, etc.) and periodically make changes, or make recommendations to store manager.
  • Demonstrate the ability and desire to promote, communicate and implement company initiatives and process improvements to direct reports in a positive manager.
  • Be prompt, tactful, calm, courteous, and professional in all interactions.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude to manage people and organize workloads.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by the store manager and/or supervisor.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation





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