Primary responsibility is to take excellent care of our customers by satisfying each customer's needs, exceeding their expectations, and making every shopping visit a pleasant and satisfying experience. This requires a defined level of management skills, product knowledge, sales ability, customer relations skills, and cooperation with fellow associates. The Fresh Foods Department will carry a wide offering of the meats, cheeses, breads, pastries, and other items. Some amenities that will be available in this full-scale Fresh Foods Department include chef, sushi, salad/olive bar, and extended variety of food products.
Assist to manage and supervise up to 80 associates in the Fresh Foods Department. Is responsible for assisting the Department Manager with the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this department. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Harris Teeter's policies and standards. Responsibilities may include: performing the duties of baker/fryer, cake decorator, Fresh Foods clerks; and chef; interviewing and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; assist in appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS Commitment to unparalleled customer service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; willingness and desire to advance stores current position in the community through involvement in local activities; willingness to participate in training and team orientation and to work with the team to increase customer satisfaction and sales; flexible enough to manage multiple tasks; work effectively under pressure and with distractions; demonstrate patience when interacting with associates and customers.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three year's related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
PERSONAL SKILLS Commitment to unparalleled customer service. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Willingness to participate in and successfully complete required training and to work with the team to increase customer satisfaction and sales.
LANGUAGE SKILLS. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos [in English]. Ability to write simple correspondence [in English]. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates of the organization who only speak English.
COMPUTER SKILLS. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of HT Internet software; E-mail; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, TRAINING Complete Company's training including but not limited to: new hire orientation, customer service network, safety, food safety, and department manager training.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle,
or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, occasionally lift up to 60 pounds, and reach from 6-72 inches. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, plus color and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and
moving mechanical parts. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic
chemicals, and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.