Seward Co-op
  • 22-Feb-2018 to 31-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Franklin Store
  • $15.00 - $24.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Days, Weekends

Medical, Dental, Paid time Off, Staff Discounts

Seward Community Coop - Franklin store

Job Description

Assistant Produce Manager


Purpose: To assist in selecting, pricing and promoting produce; to assist in the supervision and scheduling of department personnel to meet sales, margin and labor goals; and to provide excellent customer service.


Status: Full time. Reports to the Produce Manager


Pay Level: VI



  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Scheduling of Produce staff, maintaining updated schedules and timecards in time-clock software, developing time-off procedures and helping identify labor needs via scheduling
  • Filling in for staff and undertaking buying duties when the buyers and staff are unavailable.
  • Scheduling Produce Staff and Produce Manager evaluations
  • Conduct evaluations for direct reports
  • Developing and maintaining financial tracking systems
  • Assisting in hiring, training and evaluating Produce department staff
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of the factors and issues affecting the retail produce market, and passing this knowledge along to staff
  • Supervising daily operations and maintaining daily coverage in the absence of the Produce Manager
  • Helping develop, streamline, and refine department procedures/systems
  • Helping with quarterly and yearly budgeting and scheduling to ensure labor goals are met.
  • Maintaining department equipment
  • Maintaining appealing displays
  • Attending department and storewide meetings, and helping set department meeting agendas
  • Serve as Floor Warden in case of fire
  • Participate in training opportunities as designated by Produce Manager
  • Become aware of and assist in defining produce operations
  • Wash hands routinely, frequently and properly to ensure the safety of our products per Seward Co-ops Hand Washing Policy.



Other duties as assigned






  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Command of written and spoken English, ability to communicate clearly and effectively



  • 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.
  • Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)
  • 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
  • Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with customers and co-workers from various cultural backgrounds



  • Strong leadership skills
  • Multilingual a plus
  • Supervisory experience
  • Computer literacy (particularly Excel)
  • Knowledge of organic and commercial growing practices and organic certification requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work with customers and co-workers from various cultural backgrounds
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