Produce Manager Trainee
Weis Markets - Harrisburg, PA

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DESCRIPTION:
Weis Markets is a large regional grocery chain headquartered in Sunbury, Pa. The 166 Stores flying the Weis banner are located in 6 states, Pa, MD, NJ, NY, VA and WV. The company maintains a 1.2 million square foot warehouse facility in Milton, PA. The SuperPetz division operates pet supply warehouse stores across the eastern U.S.. Our 19,000 + employees come from across the world and diverse backgrounds, ready to serve the millions of customers who annually frequent our stores.

SUMMARY OF JOB:
Manager Trainee position to prepare for Assistant Produce Manager or Produce Manager positions. Provides leadership in the Produce Department by directing and managing all associate activities including their training, orders raw product and supplies for the department and implements merchandizing initiatives that promote sales, while meeting customer requirements and maximizing profits.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
Supervises all associates in Produce Department, which includes the salad bar. In some stores also manages the Floral Department. Specific number of associates depends upon store.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Works in normal store environment where there is limited physical discomfort, although goes into coolers. Interacts with customers and associates daily.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Lifting and carrying over 60lbs. • Operating equipment (baler, power jack). • Bending, reaching and grasping. • Standing for extended periods and walking. • Some tolerance for stress. • Hearing (Auditory)

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

• Medical Insurance Plans• Vision Care • Prescription Drug Coverage • Dental Care • Disability Benefits • Life Insurance Benefits • 401K Plan • Holidays/Personal Days • Vacation
Job Requirements :
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manages department inventories by tracking weekly sales reports and orders product and supplies so as to meet customer requirements and the company’s gross profit goals.
• Schedules all produce associates, oversees and assists with their training, rewards and recognizes their performance and delegates their work assignments so as to most effectively utilize their talents and abilities while maximizing profits for the department.
• Develops and implements localized merchandising plan for the department, sets up and creates displays for new and seasonal items as well as items that are tied-in with other department promotions, in order to meet the sales and profit objectives of the store and the department.
• Prepares, maintains and tracks all types of records concerning inventories to calculate gross monthly profits according to company guidelines.
• Follows established departmental procedures for receiving merchandise including inspecting the product when delivered, pricing the product and restocking cases to insure freshness and quality, accuracy and product rotation.
• Controls department expenses by improving operations and efficiencies, by controlling labor costs and by reducing losses due to shrinkage and pilferage.
• Maintains effective housekeeping program. Keeps merchandise clean and fresh so as to meet all health department regulations, pass sanitation inspections and meet company standards. Ensures that associates work and operate equipment in a safe manner at all times, complying with OSHA requirements. Insures compliance with local, state and government weights and measures laws.
• Develops and maintains communications with other departments in order to devise marketing plans, which will help meet the financial objectives of the store. Keeps Store Manager fully informed of these actions.
• Identifies areas in the Produce Department where improvement in customer service is required, then implements changes and procedures to address these needs.
• Maintains accurate records on all important matters, including associate performance and discipline, sales plans, etc.
• Also performs duties of staff as required.

• Note: This description represents a significant sampling of tasks performed, responsibilities and job knowledge required, however, it is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS:

Good leadership skills to direct the work of others. Strong oral and written communication skills for dealing with customers, associates and vendors, above average analytical skills to understand and interpret various reports. Some knowledge of computers.

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The Weis family is wise to the ways of grocery retailing. Weis (pronounced "Wise") Markets, founded in 1912, runs about 160...