Produce Department Manager-in-Training in Kotzebue, AK at Alaska Commercial Company

Date Posted: 9/8/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In your role as the Produce Department Manager-in-Training, you’re accountable for the successful day-to-day operations of the Produce Department. The operations include the implementation of company standards, the management of company assets, attention to maintaining a local competitive position, and the development and training of staff. You deliver fantastic customer service while managing product ordering, processing, stocking, and merchandising.

Alaska Commercial Company (ACC) is a growing company with a long history of serving rural Alaskans. For more than 140 years, we have been providing groceries and general merchandise to the people of Alaska. As was true more than 140 years ago, our stores continue to be a vital center of local community life. In 1992, the company was purchased by The North West Company (NWC) from then owner The Commercial Enterprise Development Corporation of Alaska. This acquisition by NWC made the combined companies the largest North American rural retailers and one of the largest employers in the State of Alaska. Learn more about ACC: acvaluecenter.com.

Your Role:

  • Ensure Produce Department meets and exceeds all standards of customer service, satisfaction, presentation, and cleanliness;
  • Deal quickly and effectively with customer complaints, requests, and inquiries;
  • Provide proper staffing to meet daily business needs, including breaks and meal periods;
  • Fully support and participate in all advertising campaigns and strategies as directed through Procurement and Marketing;
  • Responsible for crisping, trimming, wrapping, and displaying produce in merchandise cases and on produce tables;
  • Supervise, coach, and develop employees;
  • Monitor inventory levels and shrink reduction, and rotate stock to guarantee freshness;
  • Build customer-attracting merchandise displays;
  • Ensure customers get the products they need; and
  • Maintain equipment as directed by the manufacturer.

Job Requirements

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Record of bottom line and sales results in previous roles;
  • Knowledge of food supply industry and experience with managing supply chains;
  • 3 years of management experience in retail;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, both verbally and written;
  • Computer knowledge of Excel and Outlook;
  • Strong knowledge of meat operating principles;
  • Ability to work with confidential information;
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills; and
  • Keen attention to detail and customer driven

Joining ACC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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