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Bulk Specialist

10 Days Ago

Job Description



The Bulk Specialist shares all responsibilities of Grocery Team Members and is responsible to help select, order, and merchandise bulk products to meet the objectives for sales, margin, and customer service to ensure the department contributes to the best financial interest of the Co-op.



Primary Duties

Keeps the bulk aisle clean, organized, and properly labeled and priced

Maintains an effective ordering system to ensure quality and quantity of product

Maintains knowledge of new products and trends

Meets regularly with the Grocery Manager to discuss product selection, merchandising, promotions, purchasing, and pricing

Communicates bulk department standards, needs, and changes to Grocery Team Members

Develops a good working relationship with our vendors

Provides excellent customer service, addresses needs of customers in a timely and effective manner 

Answers phone and pages promptly and courteously.

Ensures that product is rotated, within date and properly displayed

Accurately and neatly stocks products

Pays close attention to product and shelf tags

Regularly cleans up aisle debris, keeps the shelves tidy, and washes the bulk bins and scoops monthly

Keeps the aisle, bins, and product free from pests, mold, and any other contaminants

Follows all security measures

Does not allow anyone in the store after hours

Performs closing duties: clean bulk section, garbage, recycle cardboard, etc

Keeps pace with the team, working harmoniously throughout the store

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

Experience working retail, preferably grocery or natural foods store

Proven ability to provide excellent, professional customer service by projecting a friendly, outgoing presence and maintaining a respectful demeanor at all times

Ability to handle multiple demands, remain calm, think quickly, prioritize effectively, and problem solve within established guidelines

Ability to work well with others in a cooperative environment where teamwork, compassion and constant communication are essential

Ability to meet expectations of regular, predictable attendance

Ability to work retail shifts including mornings, evenings and weekends

Ability to maintain current food handler card

Must be at least 18 years of age 

Essential Physical Requirements

Prolonged standing and walking

Frequent reaching, bending, twisting, and rotating

Continuous fine motors skills work and gripping with hands

Ability to lift 30 lbs. often, up to 50 lbs. occasionally

Ability to use and climb ladders regularly

Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals.

Exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)

Benefits—Depending on Hours Worked 

25% Employee Discount

50% Lunch Discount

Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)

Short Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance


Paid Time Off

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that the employee may be required to perform. The Co-op reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or a work environment change.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters MOUNT VERNON, WA
  • Size 25 - 50
  • Founded 1973
  • Type
  • Revenue $5M - $10M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About skagit valley food co-op
  • Skagit Valley Food Co-Op is a Food and Beverages company located in 202 S 1st St, Mt Vernon, Washington, United States.