Seward Co-op
  • 22-Dec-2017 to 21-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Franklin Store
  • $13.00-$20.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Days, Nights, Weekends

Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off and Staff Discount



Lead Cheese Re-Buyer


PURPOSE:      To ensure efficient work flow in the Cheese sub-department; to effectively address any ordering/credit/return needs that arise; to provide and train other staff with excellent customer service; to assist with creation of production lists; and to assist in the achievement of departmental goals.


Status:             Reports to Assistant Deli Manager-Counter

                        Pay Level IV



  • Provide attentive and courteous customer service.
  • Greet each customer who enters the department.
  • Maintain cheese, olive and cracker displays to look full, abundant, fully faced and attractive.
  • Promote cheese through attractive signage, written articles, customer service and sampling.
  • Offer tastes of cheese and samples to customers.


  • Cut, wrap, and label cheese to keep cases full and attractive, with a focus on keeping top selling products well stocked. 
  • Stock prepack and back stock products to maintain full cheese cases.
  • Face and straighten regularly.
  • Rotate product and remove out of date and substandard product from cheese cases.


  • Purchase product from vendors in accordance with department practices and procedures.
  • Receive and put away orders following established procedures.
  • Communicate with delivery persons and vendors regarding returns of substandard products.
  • Track all credit requests.
  • Manage Shrink and Logs  
  • Follow the gift policy when receiving vendor samples.


  • Assign duties to staff (.i.e., packing olives, cutting cheese, cleaning)
  • Take part in Department meetings
  • Provide input and feedback to the Deli Managers regarding staff's performance. 
  • Ensure shifts vacated due to illness/absence are covered, working with the ADM-Counter
  • Train all new staff



  • Sign making
  • Take leadership in the department with regard to merchandising and resets as set by the Fresh Foods Merchandising Coordinator.
  • Implement resets, promotions, and specials as directed by the Fresh Foods Merchandising Coordinator.
  • Communicate with staff regarding promotions, new products, and out of stock items
  • Respond to needs that arise in a prompt manner.
  • Coordinate Demo items each month, communicate with the demo coordinator and FFMC.
  • Assist in achievement of department goals
  • Respond to "Service Team" calls




  • Follow safe food handling guidelines. 
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation in department.
  • Train new staff and model excellent customer service skills for all staff.
  • Participate in departmental merchandising activities, and storewide meetings and trainings.
  • Wash hands routinely, frequently and properly to ensure the safety of our products per Seward Co-ops Hand Washing Policy.
  • Participate in quarterly departmental inventories, cleaning and other projects.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Assistant Deli Manager-Counter and Deli Manager.




  • Self-motivated, organized, responsible, flexible
  • High degree of Cheese knowledge
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Interest in and knowledge of cheese, including domestic artisan, imported, organic, and local cheese.
  • Ability to work well in a team to achieve departmental goals
  • Able to prioritize department's daily workflow
  • Ability to lead staff daily by creating work lists, offering support and feedback



  • English proficiency
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, reach, squat and walk for extended periods of time per shift
  • Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
  • Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)
  • Ability to operate equipment such as: cheese cutter, shrink wrap machine, manual and/or electric scales.
  • Ability to freely access all areas of the store including offices, sales floor, back stock areas, and walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Ability to move or handle merchandise throughout the store generally weighing up to 50 pounds.



  • Demonstrated ability to work with customers and co-workers from various cultural backgrounds
  • Multilingual is a plus
  • Supervisory experience


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