Produce department assistant managers (grocery) are in charge of facilitating the ordering and allocation of produce for their store. They are responsible for managing inventory and ordering new products as needed. They must have strong interpersonal skills to lead the produce department staff to reach all departmental objectives in a timely manner. Their main duties also include assisting the produce manager with managing grocery stock, pricing, merchandising, and expense control processes. They utilize a computer system to keep accurate records of produce ordered, sold, and additional requests to produce vendors.
Produce Department Assistant Manager (Grocery) Tasks
Receive deliveries of products, oversee stocking, ensure accurate pricing and signage, and monitor product quality.
Run the department when the perishables manager is absent, assuming full management of employees and scheduling.
Assist in managing department employees, participating in the hiring process, conducting training, and supervising employee performance.
Maintain sanitation and safety standards, report any food safety concerns.