The Save Mart Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in California and Nevada. It is home to a number of well-known brands in food retailing. You might have seen our banners that include Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California and Food Maxx. We also have 4 distribution centers and SMART Refrigerated Transport, a trucking firm that transports dry groceries, frozen foods, ice and novelties to all of The Save Mart Companies stores. We are a locally and family owned business, headquartered in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation - the San Joaquin Valley.
Some of our competitive benefits include: exceptionally generous benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K), flexible schedule options, Employee Connection (earn fun and valuable prizes!), Life Long Learning - Educational opportunities, Employee Association (discounted and free tuition options, contests, and support services).
We are currently recruiting for the position of:
SPECIALIST, SEAFOOD - 146 W East Ave., Chico, CA 95926
The Seafood Specialist is an integral part of a highly motivated team focused on serving guests with an emphasis on the overall Seafood/meat and Fresh Store guest experience to consistently meet or exceed guest expectations.
The Seafood Specialist is a main point of contact for all seafood product. Actively engaging and educating guests regarding a variety of seafood & fresh water options, cooking, seasoning and marinating techniques, handling techniques (raw & cooked), product texture, and places of origin (international and local). Advises guests on seafood selections with respect to cooking, grilling, and pairing with a variety of foods and beverages. Oversees seafood handling standards, food display preparation, and merchandise inventory optimization.
The Seafood Specialist creates a remarkable guest experience by exemplifying expertise, attention to detail and providing exceptional product knowledge. The Specialist is responsible for practicing safe food handling procedures, and handles all products in a safe, sanitary manner and keeps all areas and equipment of the department clean.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Provide guests with a remarkable shopping experience by greeting and thanking guests in a prompt, courteous and friendly manner, answering questions, responding to guest requests for seafood products and offering event planning suggestions
Responsible for working under the Meat Manager in order to ensure the success of the store and department through excellent guest service and a demonstrated passion for food.
Assist with achieving department financials (sales, profit and loss, budgets) by implementing best practices and optimization strategies
Support the department's merchandising plan and implementation, providing innovative solutions, emphasizing "fresh"
Manage product rotation, spoils, shrink, and markdowns per company policy
Oversee product schematic implementation, stocking and presentation standards, item tag integrity, country of origin standards, back room organization, and department inventory accuracy
Accountable for department's overall cleanliness/conditions
Assist with ordering product (utilizes order/inventory system, pre-orders, promotion/seasonal planning)
Contribute to overall store conditions (to include store safety, food safety, sanitation, hazardous waste, protection of company assets, etc.) ensuring a safe working and shopping experience
Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Passionate about food and seafood to include seasoning and marinating techniques and an understanding of salt and fresh water species
Product ordering, inventory control, meat and seafood operations, merchandising, sales techniques, and a strong understanding and knowledge of seafood varieties both salt and fresh water species
Learn and retain policies and procedures, make decisions, lead and instructs team members, recognize sale trends and indicators, work within and promote a team environment
Strong organization, administration (to include department financial) and math skills
Knowledge of department operations; seafood, fish and pre-packaged products; special product needs that arise for seasons/holidays; trends in cooking and recipes that effect demand; department food safety and hazardous materials rules/regulations; visual merchandising techniques
Familiarity with use and care of professional cutlery, wrapping equipment and other department related tools
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Must be highly functional in a team environment and have strong cooperation and team building attributes, demonstrate an eagerness to learn and take on new tasks and challenges
Education: High school diploma or equivalent knowledge gained through formal education, specialized training, or additional job experience; some college education is preferred
Experience: Two years Meat/Seafood Department experience; specialist seafood experience is preferred
Other: Must be available to work a variety of required retail hours
Physical: Basic office and store environment: ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach, pull and lift objects
The Save Mart Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diverse workforce.