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Assistant Farmstand Manager

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Job Description: 
SUMMARY
Mahoney’s is a family-owned and operated independent garden center with 7 retail locations in the Greater Boston Area and Cape Cod.  For over 60 years, we have taken pride in offering the highest selection of quality plants, yard products, and gardening accessories – with outstanding customer service to match!

We employ customer-driven people that are dedicated to creating a refreshing and helpful shopping experience.  For our employees, we offer a fun, fast-paced, and challenging workplace with the opportunity for growth.  We are committed to maintaining a work environment that encourages trust, hard work, efficiency, self-motivation, initiative, continuous improvement, and teamwork.  We provide an opportunity for personal and professional growth and a great employee discount, as well!

Objective
The Assistant Farmstand Store Manager is responsible for the quality assurance, routine sanitation, and maintenance of all Farmstand products, merchandise, and display areas in accordance with company standards.  The continual assessment, evaluation and placement of inventory is required to support the Director of Farmstand Operations make informed product buys and replenishment orders.  The Assistant Farmstand Store Manager will also be responsible in coordinating staffing and scheduling needs in support of the Director of Farmstand Operations in order to effectively and efficiently conduct the movement of inventory and provide a superior customer experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Coordinate staffing and inventory needs with Director of Farmstand Operations to receive product, execute displays and conduct floor moves related to the department in an efficient and timely manner
  • Build employee and customer relationships through routine interactions and the transfer of specific product knowledge and usage to answer questions and inquires
  • Manage and maintain the daily volume and appearance of inventory for all Farmstand product categories as directed by the Director of Farmstand Operations  
  • Maintain and communicate all administrative tasks and documentation related to department needs including seasonal staffing needs, payroll approval, signed product orders, invoices and all other documents in support of the Store Controller
  • Routinely communicate department trends and recommendations to the Director of Farmstand Operations to help make informed purchase and product replenishment orders
  • Effectively utilize the space of the department to produce improved displays and make recommended floor moves and product placement ideas to the Director of Farmstand Operations and the Visual Merchandising team
  • Provide initial and updated trainings for all Farmstand associates including the demonstration and proper execution of activities including receiving, preparation, handling and displaying of inventory
  • Develop and communicate department specific directives to associates to ensure the movement, preparation, and display of department specific inventory in an effective and timely manner
  • Ensure the continual completion of daily sanitation tasks in accordance with internal and external food handling procedures and regulations
  • Support associates in the movement of department specific inventory through the unloading of trucks and efficient movement of department specific inventory
  • Assist the Merchandising team and other Department Managers with special tasks and functions as directed by store and company management
COMPETENCIES
  • Leadership and Coaching
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Maintenance of Productive Team Relationships
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Well Organized
  • Problem Solving Skills
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility in the grocery or produce industry required.  Bachelor’s degree in business administration preferred but not required.  Previous experience utilizing a POS system required, Counterpoint preferred.  Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to hold self and others accountable for high-quality, timely and effective results.  SERV Safe and CPR certification required.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Outlook required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in an active retail store environment.  This job may be either indoors or outdoors or both. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
This position requires frequent standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and / or crawling.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 
 
POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Flexible hours.  Days and hours of work vary by schedule and season.  Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
 
EEO STATEMENT
Mahoney’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

 



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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