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Bakery Clerk/Barista

Posted on July 26, 2022
UFCW 3000
Metropolitan Market
Full-time
Not disclosed
Mercer Island, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Job Summary: As a key member of our Bakery/Coffee Shop Department, this position is responsible for sales generation, product preparation, food safety, quality control, work safety, and merchandising.  This position also is responsible for providing customers with excellent customer service while preparing and serving high-quality drinks and educating and assisting with specialty bakery orders and standard items.

Specific Job Duties:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides outstanding customer service and readily communicates product information to increase sales and best service customers.
  • Works to meet sales goals through customer education on products and promotions.
  • Maintains high-quality standards in product presentation.
  • Achieves standards for merchandising, stocking, rotating, and storing all products.
  • Readily participates in product promotions and focuses.
  • Adheres to food temperature requirements, including hot and cold holding specifications.  Promptly discards any products that do not meet HACCP and Department of Health standards, or appear less than presentable under Metropolitan Market’s quality expectations.
  • Adheres to standards of cleanliness, and performs cleaning tasks as required.
  • Follows all policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to cash handling procedures and cash register policies.
  • Follows inventory and loss prevention guidelines.
  • Works efficiently and does not expend products or resources needlessly.
  • Participates in quarterly physical inventories and practices inventory control.
  • Prevents internal and external loss.
  • Demonstrates dependability and flexibility
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Bakery/Coffee Shop Team Leader and/or Store Director team.
  • Works to create customer loyalty through individualized service.
  • Offers customers opportunities to interact with products.
  • Works to satisfy every customer; meets challenges with a can-do approach.
  • Thanks customers and invites them back.
  • Follows company expectations with regard to attendance, communication, professionalism and dress guidelines/grooming standards.
About the employer: Metropolitan Market
Our company was founded on a culture of curiosity and respect for quality that has led to many ‘firsts,’ like introducing Copper River salmon to Seattle over 30 years ago. We value our heritage as the area’s progressive independent grocer. Knowledge and passion abound in each department, where thousands of recipes have been created over the years. We’ve been filling our stores wall to wall with the tastes our neighbors love, because we love them, too. It’s a food-forward approach that has defined our philosophy since 1971.
About your union: UFCW 3000

UFCW 3000 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America. We believe in the promise of America. A promise that our children can lead better lives than ours. A promise that with hard work and standing up for our rights we can make a decent living that includes a good wage health care and retirement.

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