Vacancy: SPECIALIST- DAIRY (GROCERY), California, USA

Vacancy: SPECIALIST- DAIRY (GROCERY), California, USA

Posted on: Sep.21.2021

About Us:

The Save Mart Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in California and Nevada. It is home to a number of well-known brands in food retailing. You might have seen our banners that include Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California and Food Maxx. We also have 4 distribution centers and SMART Refrigerated Transport, a trucking firm that transports dry groceries, frozen foods, ice and novelties to all of The Save Mart Companies stores. We are a locally and family owned business, headquartered in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation - the San Joaquin Valley.

Some of our competitive benefits include: exceptionally generous benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K), flexible schedule options, Employee Connection (earn fun and valuable prizes!), Life Long Learning – Educational opportunities, Employee Association (discounted and free tuition options, contests, and support services).


The Dairy Specialist is an integral part of a highly motivated team focused on serving guests with an emphasis on the overall Dairy department and Center Store Market guest experience to consistently meet or exceed guest expectations.

The Dairy Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the dairy department and all dairy related displays in the store. The Specialist ensures all product related areas are fully stocked for our guests. The position will order, receive, store, and stock products while ensuring proper inventory control, product rotation and quality. This position will create and fill product displays, ensure proper fronting of products, and handle product damages and credits according to company policy and guidelines. The Specialist must be familiar with store products, cross merchandising, and their locations in order to assist guests. The Specialist will have exposure to a variety of retail tasks related to product, guest service and merchandising.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

· Provide guests with a remarkable shopping experience by greeting and thanking customers in a prompt, courteous and friendly manner, answering questions, and responding to customer requests

· Understand seasonality trends in dairy sales to meet guest expectation and maximizing sales growth

· Monitor case and display temperatures to ensure optimal product quality; maintain food safety temperature guidelines to maximize product shelf life

· Stock dairy shelves and displays to ensure products availability, appeal, guest satisfaction, store profitability, schematic guidelines, shrink standards, temperature quality, and price accuracy

· Ensure accurate regular and sale pricing of all merchandise items at shelf edge, computer/registry/inventory system

· Monitor sales, inventory, product rotation, back stock maintenance, and order products to maximize sales and profits

· Perform and/or ensure the receipt/check in, inspection and break-down for stocking of incoming goods to ensure product availability

· Maintain a clean and safe environment to ensure the safety of co-workers and guests

· Perform other duties as assigned


Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

· Wide range of product/pricing knowledge, store layout, safe work/lifting practices, equipment operation, merchandising, and others.

· Abilities to learn and retain policies and procedure, to work within and promote a team environment, and the abilities to read, write and perform basic math calculations

· Must be familiar with store products

Education: High School Diploma (or G.E.D.) or additional job experience
Experience: Two years of center store experience; 1 year of dairy/deli experience is preferred
Other: Must be available to work a variety of shifts, to include evenings and weekends
Physical: Requires standing and other physical movements on a frequent basis and lifting up to 40 lbs. without assistance

Competencies:

· Guest Focus
· Personal/Interpersonal Skills
· Communication Skills


The Save Mart Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diverse workforce.

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