Produce Manager

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Job Description: 
Bristol Farms is NOW HIRING a Full Time Produce Manager for our Palm Desert Location located at 73101 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
Bristol Farms is the world's leading gourmet grocer specializing in quality and customer service. If you have a passion for gourmet food and a willingness to meet our customer's expectations then it's your time to join our team.
Bristol Farms offers a friendly environment with competitive wages, flexible schedules, medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K retirement plan, 20% discount for employees and their immediate family.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Prepares the weekly and daily work schedules and directs the activities of employees working in the Produce Department.
  • Is responsible for the staffing, training and overall development of employees working in the Produce Department, on a daily basis.
  • Trains employees on weighting, slicing, cutting and merchandising of all cut produce within required Health Department requirements.
  • Maintains a high profit margin in accordance to the approved pre-set budget, which entails, but is not limited to: sales goals, cost of goods, expenses, price changes and waste management.
  • Manages and assures high quality and proper quantity of product via proper ordering and receiving.
  • Orders and receives products and practices proper invoice routing.
  • Examines product bought for resale or received for storage.
  • Manages and assures proper displaying and selling of different produce items to customers and advises them on quality, method of handling and storage, and other factors affecting ripening and storage.
  • Must have knowledge or have the ability to learn certain computer applications such as, but not limited to Microsoft Excel.
  • Ensures employees are practicing department and store standards to assure quality customer service.
  • Responsible for using the tools provided by management to ensure the success of the department.
  • Handles customer complaints in such a manner so as to assure customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains the produce department, including all cases and backroom storage locations under current health codes and Lazy Acres Natural Market standards on sanitation and cleanliness.
  • 2 year of managerial experience, preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to handle high stress and volume of customers while maintaining a positive shopping experience for the customer.
Availability requirements include; but are not limited to; days, evenings, weekends, & holidays.
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Stand for long periods of time; walk; frequent use of hands.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Frequently lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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