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Bakery/Coffee Shop Lead

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

Job Summary: As a key leader of our Bakery/Coffee Shop Department, this position is responsible for assisting the Bakery/Coffee Shop Team Leader and Bakery/Coffee Shop Assistant Team Leader with product management, food safety, quality control, merchandising, sales generation, labor and general expense control, personnel development, and customer service.  This position is also responsible for the education of team members and customers in the areas of product selection, recipe ideas, and meal solutions.

Specific Job Duties:

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

  • Maintains high-quality standards in product management and presentation.
  • Plans and executes Bakery/Coffee Shop Department merchandising and displays.
  • Assists in the ordering of all products for the Bakery/Coffee Shop Department; maintains product inventory at a level that promotes effective sales merchandising and maximizes sales potential.
  • Works in partnership with the Bakery/Coffee Shop Assistant Team Leader to determine order quantities and verify cost of goods; assumes primary responsibility for store-level vendor relations.
  • Assists the Bakery/Coffee Shop Assistant Team Leader with achieving the lowest cost of goods for the highest quality products; assesses product quality and provides timely feedback; keeps Bakery/Coffee Shop Team Leader informed of vendor price changes on approved products.
  • 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.
  • Provides outstanding customer service and readily communicates product information to increase sales and meet revenue goals.
  • Leads by example, and provides employees with clear expectations and timely feedback.
  • Assists with quarterly physical inventories and practices inventory control.
  • Prevents internal and external loss.
  • Successfully performs all duties of a Journeyman Bakery Clerk/Barista.
  • Demonstrates dependability and flexibility; meets attendance requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Store Director team.
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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