Twin Cities Co-op Partners
  • 22-Feb-2021 to 15-Mar-2021 (CST)
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • $15.25
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Location: 2105 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Grocery Staff

Part-time, various hours, including weekends

Purpose: Keep displays, coolers, and shelves fully stocked and maintain sales floor, work areas, and grounds in clean, orderly condition while providing prompt, friendly customer service.

Reports to: Grocery Manager

Essential Functions:

  • Stocking. Stock and rotate displays according to the procedures outlined in department training. Follow the priorities set by Grocery management, completing work in a timely manner. Pull short-date or low-quality items, record them on spoilage sheets, and dispose of them properly. Report missing or inaccurate shelf tags to Grocery management. Maintain over/short notification system. Build and maintain case stacks.
  • Receiving. Check incoming product for quality, verify piece count, and notify buyers of discrepancies, quality problems, and over-shorts. Sign for deliveries with appropriate adjustments to invoices and communicate credits to vendor. File invoices. Rotate overstock into storage and update out-of-stock list. Help with unloading as needed.
  • Customer Service. Assist customers with questions and offer suggestions for purchase in friendly, courteous manner. Respond knowledgeably to customer questions about coop policies and products and refer customers to other employees/resources as needed. Stay up to date on new products and specials. Convey approachable presence on the sales floor.
  • Work area maintenance. Prepare storage areas for next day's deliveries and leave unfinished work in an organized manner with a note on the items and in the log book. Keep price-marking and case-cutting equipment in working order. Maintain cleanliness of sales floor, receiving, and storage areas by removing trash, cleaning, wiping surfaces, picking up, etc.
  • Communication and cooperation. Attend Grocery department meetings and communicate regularly with Grocery staff to ensure department cohesion and customer satisfaction. Read department log book at the beginning of every shift. Advise Grocery management immediately of equipment repair needs.
  • Inventory. Participate in quarterly inventory as directed.
  • Safety. Work in a safe manner, following safety procedures.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Grocery management.


  • Experience in a retail setting
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, including ability to project friendly, outgoing presence
  • Ability to sustain a strong focus on detail and maintain a prolonged commitment to tasks
  • Able to maintain flexibility and work well with others in fast-paced team environment
  • At least one year's experience with groceries and/or natural foods preferred
  • Knowledge of groceries and natural foods sufficient to educate customers about our products and promote satisfaction with their selections, preferred


  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly, occasionally more
  • Ability to work for extended periods under cold, wet conditions
  • Prolonged standing and walking on the sales floor
  • Frequent bending, twisting, stooping, and crouching
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to perform continuous fine work with hands, including with hazardous equipment

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by UFCW 1189.

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