Sr. Produce Specialist
Amazon Fresh - Avenel, NJ

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The Sr. Produce Specialist is responsible for executing and providing support to the Area Manager for standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to produce food categories. The overarching charge for this position is to ensure that the Fulfillment Center (FC) shelves are stocked with an appropriate amount of high quality produce to meet customer demand. The Sr. Produce Specialist will maintain wholesomeness and quality and will guide area associates in applying these practices. This person should be well versed in receiving and inventory procedures and knowledgeable of Health Department requirements.

Additional Job Elements
  • Lift and move totes up to 49 pounds each
  • Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head
  • Walking in the FC and around area with great frequency; facilities are over a quarter mile in length;
  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours
  • Should be able to work in environments with variable noise levels, lighting conditions and temperature variation
  • Able to access all areas of building (ascending and descending ladders, stairs, gangways safely and without limitation)

Basic Qualifications
· 4 years of experience in a produce oriented role, or related field
· Ability to secure a food handlers permit
· High school diploma, GED or equivalent and at least 18 years old
· Requires regular attendance and punctuality
· Proficient in basic computer skills such as Excel, Word, Outlook
Preferred Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree
· Prior experience working with perishable products (produce, meat, seafood, dairy, floral)
· Demonstrated knowledge in a full range of produce items and the expected quality. Ability to identify the type and subtype of a full range of produce items, seasonality and regional differences. Independently and accurately judge the quality of produce items, and articulate why a produce items is of high or low quality, including the optimal storage/handling conditions for a full range of produce items
· Leadership ability
· Maintain a positive and upbeat attitude
· Hard working and self-motivated
· Committed to high quality standards
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
· Able to work with a team
· Able to work in dynamic, changing environment
· Experience demonstrating problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
· Must have a “Can Do” attitude that enthusiastically and proactively identifies opportunities, creatively solves problems and executes with speed and purpose

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