Seattle, Washington

Company Name: Fred Meyer
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

 

Position Summary:

Create a unique customer cheese experience that will embody the food passion, cheese knowledge, interactive customer service, team leadership and industry leading merchandising that is uniquely Murray's Cheese. Demonstrate proactive selling and superior product knowledge to maximize sales. Role model and demonstrate the Company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of self and others.

Fred Meyer also requires that all associates perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Model "Customer 1st" behavior; deliver and encourage other associates to deliver excellent customer service
  • Create and maintain the Murray's Cheese experience: interactive customer service, ongoing product education,, effective cross-selling, merchandising, and promoting designated products
  • Cut, wrap, and merchandise cheese and related grocery items
  • Maintain knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly staff trained in Murray's operations and products
  • Verify all Fred Meyer and Murray's policies, operating standards, food safety, and procedures are communicated effectively, maintained, and followed at all times
  • Place orders and maintain inventory
  • Set up weekly in-store selling events: cross-departmental tastings, classes, dinners
  • Contribute to store goals for increasing sales and improving profit
  • Effectively control shrink and waste by following Murray's and Fred Meyer's best practices
  • Control labor expenses through appropriate scheduling
  • Meet and/or exceed budgetary goals for the Murray's Cheese Shop
  • Maintain condition of the facilities
  • Promote and follow Company initiatives
  • All store management work with associates to manage all common associate areas (i.e. break rooms and training areas) to make sure they are inviting in appearance and reflect "Our People Are Great"
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus a minimum of two years retail and/or cheese/specialty cheese/food experience and two years customer service experience; or combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Ability to pass drug test
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Complete Murray's Basic Skills Training and Murray's Red Jacket Training
  • Ability to work weekends on a frequent basis
  • Accuracy/attention to detail
  • Ability to organize/prioritize tasks/projects
  • Willing to taste cheese regularly following Fred Meyer Associate Sampling policy
  • Familiarity with cheese production terms and processes
  • Ability to continue education
  • Any licenses or certificates required by federal and/or state

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Knowledge of Fred Meyer policies, procedures, and organizational structure
  • Knowledge of imported and domestic cheese varieties, their flavor profiles and how they are made
  • Familiarity with foreign product names, pronunciation, and meaning of applicable foreign terms
  • Knowledge of industry trends in specialty cheeses
  • Strong merchandising skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience working with specialty cheeses and food
  • Developing a level of expertise in presentation skills
  • Second language--French, Italian, Spanish
  • Related retail experience

 

Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day; Evening; Overnight

Regions: West

States: Washington
Keywords:

 

Jobs at Fred Meyer: Based in Portland, Oregon with over 130 stores throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Alaska, Fred Meyer offers one-stop shopping with store employment opportunities in apparel, home, food, pharmacy and home electronics as well as opportunities in our division office in merchandise and product development, store operations, customer communications, public affairs, food and pharmacy.  We are always searching for individuals who share our passion for service, leadership, honesty and diversity. Whether you like working with people, numbers or ideas, you can find a home at Fred Meyer. And with stores and offices across the Pacific Northwest, we have opportunities for talented individuals if you prefer to be closer to the mountains, ocean, or city.

 

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 

 Posting Notes:  WA || Seattle || 100 NW 85th St. || 98117 || Fred Meyer || [[mfield2]] || Dairy || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Seattle, Washington

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is one of the world's largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2012 sales of $96.8 billion. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.

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