Produce Manager - Naples, Florida, United States

  • Produce Department Manager, Produce Manager
  • Naples, Florida, United States

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Job Title: Produce Manager – Seed to Table, Naples, FL

Location: 4835 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110

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Post Date: April 3, 2024

Close Date: Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2024

Job Type: Full-Time

FLSA: Exempt


About Us:
Welcome to Seed to Table, where the freshness of the field meets the excellence of quality produce! As a Produce Manager, you'll be the driving force behind ensuring that only the freshest and finest fruits and vegetables grace our shelves.

At Seed to Table, you're not just an employee; you're an esteemed member of our extended family. As Frank Oakes said, 'There are no strangers here, only friends we've yet to meet.We value camaraderie, unique talents, and collective success. We're not just a business; we're a thriving community full of growth opportunities. Your career potential is limitless, with our dedicated Leadership Team by your side.

Job Description:

Step into the role of our Full-Time Produce Manager and become the guiding force behind our vibrant produce department! If your passion lies in fresh fruits and vegetables, and you're eager to delve into the world of seed-to-table goodness, get ready to share your deep produce knowledge and enthusiasm with our cherished community. Your dedication to quality and commitment to exceptional customer service will shine as you lead customers to discover the freshest and most delicious produce offerings.

Position Summary:

Produce Manager- Ideal Candidate:

We're seeking a well-rounded Produce Manager with a range of crucial attributes, including:

  • Self-confidence, proactivity, and customer focus.

  • Openness to experience, agility, adaptability, and resilience.

  • Intrinsic motivation, self-discipline, and organization.

  • Optimism and embracing fresh ideas.

  • Self-esteem and curiosity.

  • Authenticity and continuous improvement.

  • Self-awareness and personal growth.

Essential Qualifications:

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Provide exceptional customer service by creating an enjoyable and engaging shopping experience for customers.

  • Address customer inquiries and concerns with professionalism and a friendly demeanor.

  • Manage product ordering, stocking, processing, and merchandising in alignment with produce best practices and department standards.

  • Implement effective inventory management techniques to optimize product availability and minimize waste.

  • Ensure all produce products meet stringent quality standards to uphold customer satisfaction.

  • Prioritize daily tasks based on business needs and goals.

  • Maintain accurate sales and inventory records to facilitate efficient operations.

  • Drive sales growth to meet and exceed established sales targets.

  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work environment for both customers and staff.

  • Create visually appealing merchandise displays to attract and engage customers.

  • Schedule routine inspections and maintenance for all equipment to ensure optimal functionality.

  • Cultivate a broad knowledge base of produce products to better assist customers and enhance sales opportunities.

  • Utilize expertise in holiday and seasonal merchandising to maximize product visibility and sales.

  • Coordinate pricing strategies to optimize profitability while remaining competitive in the market.

  • Provide comprehensive staff training and development to enhance team performance and product knowledge.

  • Must be 21 years old.

  • Proficient in English, with additional proficiency in Spanish considered a valuable asset.

  • Non-slip shoes are mandatory for a safe working environment (please note that company does not provide).

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • Reliable transportation is a must.

Proficiency Standards:

  • Physical Endurance: Able to stand and/or walk for extended periods throughout the shift.

  • Strength and Agility: Capable of lifting, pushing, and pulling objects weighing up to 25 lbs. regularly, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.

  • Adaptability to Environmental Conditions: Comfortable working in various temperatures and tolerating moderate amounts of dust and cleaning agents.

  • Allergen Management: Able to handle a wide variety of fresh produce without experiencing adverse allergic reactions.

  • Flexibility and Mobility: Proficient in bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, and moving around as required.

  • Utilization of Equipment: Skilled in using step-stools or ladders safely and effectively.

  • Physical Stability: Capable of maintaining balance and stability while performing tasks.

  • Manual Dexterity: Proficient in both gross and fine manipulation to handle produce efficiently.

  • Reach: Able to reach below or at the waist and overhead comfortably.

  • Clear Communication: Effective verbal communication skills to convey instructions clearly and accurately, especially in busy environments.

  • Visual Acuity: Essential peripheral vision and near and far visual acuity for inspecting and handling produce.

  • Auditory Perception: Ability to hear and respond to inquiries and instructions effectively in a noisy environment.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

  • Career growth opportunities.

  • Comprehensive health benefits.

  • Professional development.

  • Collaborative work environment.

  • Discounted dining experiences and purchases.

  • Associate referral program.

Apply Now and be part of our Produce Family!

How to Apply:

To join our team, please send your resume to Makenna O'Malley  and Michael Strohbeck. The application deadline is April 30, 2024.

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Equal Opportunity Statement: Seed to Table is an equal opportunity employer, welcoming candidates from all backgrounds.