Wine & Cheese Team Member Full-time

Full-time
River Valley Co-op

RVC Our Mission: River Valley Co-op staff members are all empowered ambassadors for our cooperative’s greater mission of creating a just marketplace that nourishes the community.  As an organization, we are committed to social justice and developing our anti-racism skills through our diversity, equity, and inclusion program.  As a team, we work to leverage grocery retail’s economic impact for positive social change in the food system, our environment, and our community.  Our friendly store operations build community and grow our local economy by providing fresh, local, and seasonal products accessible to everyone in our community.  Cooperative values and the larger cooperative movement inspire us, and our community-owned business values sustainability in products and practices.  We work hard and have fun doing it, we act with honesty, kindness, and respect, and we strive to get better every day.

 

Position: WINE & CHEESE TEAM MEMBER

Full-time. Requires open availability, including evenings and weekends.

 

Status: Reports to Wine & Cheese Assistant Manager 

 

Pay Level: II, non-exempt.

 

Location: Northampton, MA

 

Purpose: Cut, wrap, stock, display cheese, and stock wine displays while providing prompt, friendly, helpful customer service to help meet department goals for sales, margin, labor, and customer service.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work from Production sheets provided by the Wine & Cheese Assistant Manager.
  • Slice to order specialty meats and cheeses.
  • Provide outstanding customer service with pride and genuine care for our customers and our product.
  • Act as a role model/ information conduit for our customers concerning ingredients and products used in our deli.
  • Provide assistance for special orders.
  • Plan and maintain attractive, fully stocked wine displays and cheese tables.
  • Ensure accurate, uniform, and up-to-date department signage.
  • Visit other stores for comparison on price, display, and variety (as directed by the Assistant Manager).
  • Attend trade shows as assigned.
  • Provide a variety of adequate daily samples. 
  • Foodbank all un-sellable products following department procedure, including the recording of shrink sheets.
  • Maintain department cleanliness and functionality.
  • Participate in all inventory counts.
  • Read, and initial deli communication logs daily.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

ALL STAFF DUTIES

  • Attend and participate in storewide and departmental team meetings as scheduled.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Wine & Cheese Assistant Manager.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Organized attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long hours, and work in close quarters with many team members.
  • Ability to communicate in a positive tone with all team members and customers.
  • Ability to work varied shifts beginning at 7 am ending after 10 pm.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and an ability to cover shifts as needed.
  • Neat appearance and personable attitude.
  • Ability to come to work on time for scheduled shifts and accurately use a time clock.
  • Willingness to handle meat and seafood.
  • Ability to follow through on verbal and written instruction.

 

River Valley Co-op is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.