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Produce Assistant

Omaha Central, NE | Full Time
17 Days Ago

Job Description

Salary Range

USD $17.00/Hr. -


Job Summary


The Produce Assistant is responsible for assisting the Produce Manager in the successful operation and profitability of the produce department.


Main Ingredients:

  • Providing World Class Customer Service as a number one priority.
  • Exemplifying integrity, responsibility, and excellence and adhering to all policies.
  • Creating an inviting, full and shopable produce department.
  • Assisting the produce department manager in ordering for the department and maintaining accurate inventory levels.
  • Assisting the department manager in managing margin, COGs and overall department profitability including minimizing shrink and maximizing effective purchasing.
  • Setting and maintaining the department on a daily basis including ensuring that the produce rack is consistently fresh, full and abundant throughout the day.
  • Culling, crisping, rotating and properly handling/storing produce.
  • Ensuring only certified organic produce is ordered and received.
  • Ensuring all in-stock products/conditions meet company standards.
  • Ensuring that all tools and equipment are cleaned in accordance with health department and company standards.
  • Receiving all incoming produce orders per company standards.
  • Offering and following up on special orders.
  • Assisting in training and monitoring department personnel.
  • Conducting active and passive demos.
  • Working with the department manager to address performance issues within the department.
  • Handling register functions including backup cashiering, managing customer returns, addressing customer complaints, and covering register shift changes, including those for scheduled breaks.
  • Maintaining the safety and security of customers and employees.
  • Answering customer questions per company standards and policies, including the use of Structure/Function statements and/or statements of nutritional support.
  • Continually increasing product knowledge.
  • Utilizing email and IS programs as needed.
  • Completing DSR and the closing cash processes may be required absence of any other qualified employee.
  • Working a schedule based on store needs which includes evenings, weekends, holidays. Position requires working five days, 40 hours per week and attending mandatory store meetings.
  • This position has limited Manager on Duty functions but is never intended to be the overall Manager on Duty for the store.  

    Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


    Recipe for Success:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent preferred.
  • 1 year of experience in grocery, retail or produce environment preferred; natural foods background is a plus.
  • 1 year of experience supervising others preferred.
  • Ability to pass food safety training courses and/or certifications as required by law and maintain compliance by keeping certifications up to date and registered if applicable.
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and to stay focused with the task at hand.
  • Possess a sense of urgency in the completion of tasks.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to take direction and follow through.
  • Must be cashier trained and able to count currency.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

    This job description is not an employment contract.  It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities.  The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice.  Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks as assigned by the Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.


    Here’s an overview of the benefits we offer our good4u Crew to help ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your family, now and well into the future:


    All Crew Members

    • Birthday Bonus Pay 
    • Vitamin Bucks (up to $2,080 earned as store credit annually) 
    • Holiday Pay for 5 Holidays – Stores Closed
    • Paid Time Off (sick days and vacation) that Increases with Tenure 
    • Paid Nutrition Education 
    • good4u Crew Member Discount  
    • {N}power Program (customer appreciation and rewards program) 
    • Regular, Scheduled Pay Increases  
    • Advancement Opportunities and Career Development 
    • Health and Wellness Program  
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)   
    • Employee Referral Program


    Full-Time Crew Members (30 hours/week)

    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
    • Paid Parental Leave  
    • Paid Medical Leave (through company paid short-term disability insurance) 
    • Company Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance  
    • Company Paid Life Insurance 
    • Voluntary Benefits Including Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Term Life Insurance   
    • Retirement Savings Plan (401k) with discretionary Company Match  
    • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)  
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Match 

    Diversity Statement

    At the heart of Natural Grocers' commitment to our community and crew is this belief: All people should be empowered to experience health and wellbeing! We cannot be true to this conviction without honoring diversity and cultivating inclusion throughout every aspect of our organization.

    At Natural Grocers, we honor our differences, embrace diversity, and cultivate inclusion because both individual and societal health are rooted in these principles. Our Crew is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, and age but also in cultural backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas. Celebrating our diversity refreshes, expands, and shapes our perspective, energizing our mission of equitable access to health and wellness for all. We welcome everyone who would like to join us in this mission, with gratitude for the unique life experience each person brings to the table. We’re committed to nurturing an ecosystem of diversity and inclusion in which our Crew can continue to thrive.

    Physical and Environmental Requirements

    Physical Capabilities and Environmental Demands:


    N = Never

    O = Occasional; 1-33% of time

    F = Frequent; 34-66% of time

    C = Constant; 67-100% of time


    Physical Requirements:

    • Must have the ability to constantly lift or carry up 10 lbs., frequently lift or carry 11-20 lbs., and occasionally lift or carry 21-100 lbs.
    • Must have the ability to frequently push or pull up to 15 lbs. and occasionally push or pull 16-100 lbs.
    • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion.
    • Must be able to occasionally use the computer for data entry and use of mouse.
    • Must be able to constantly walk, stand, use fine motor manipulations, grip, bend, twist, turn, and reach outward for the duration of the work shift.
    • Must be able to frequently to reach above chest.
    • Must be able to occasionally sit, squat, kneel, and climb as needed.


    Environmental Requirements:

    • Must be able to frequently work with sharp tools and equipment, dust, fumes, and congested worksite.
    • Must be able to occasionally work with noise, cold, heat, wet, humid, outside, heights, and contact stress.

    Company Overview

    • Website
    • Headquarters PARKER, CO
    • Size 3,000 - 7,500
    • Founded 1955
    • Type Public
    • CEO
    • Revenue $1B - $3B
    • Industry Retail & Wholesale
    • About natural grocers
    • Natural Grocers operates natural and organic grocery and dietary supplement stores.

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