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Kitchen Manager

Posted on July 28, 2022
UFCW 3000
Metropolitan Market
Not disclosed
Sammamish, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Job Summary: As a key leader of our Prepared Foods Department, this position is responsible for assisting the Prepared Foods Team Leader and Prepared Foods Assistant Team Leaderwith product management, food safety, quality control, merchandising, sales generation, gross margins, labor and general expense control, personnel development, customer service, and profitability within the production functions of the Prepared Foods Department.  This position is also responsible for the education of customers and team members in the areas of product selections, recipe ideas, and meal solutions.  Responsible for leadership of Prepared Foods Team Members working in production.

Specific Job Duties:

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

  • Assists the Prepared Foods Team Leader and Prepared Foods Assistant Team Leader with developing and maintaining product displays to create an exciting marketplace; strives to develop displays that pique customer interest and impact on customer buying trends.
  • Ensures proficiency in production tasks; consistently achieves all food preparation guidelines, including full compliance with established recipe program; ensures prepared food consistency, quality, freshness, and portion control; works to guarantee products are properly labeled.
  • Ensures effective ordering of product necessary for Prepared Foods Department production; maintains product inventory at a level that promotes effective sales merchandising and maximizes sales growth.
  • Demonstrates effective inventory control, thereby minimizing unnecessary cost associated with excessive inventory, including supplies.
  • Participates in determining order quantities and establishing cost of goods; effectively interacts with vendors as needed.
  • Maintains and manages stocking standards that ensure high product quality, including established rotation procedures.  Incorporates cleaning with stocking and rotation requirements.
  • In partnership with the Prepared Foods Team Leader and Prepared Foods Assistant Team Leader, determines daily projects and activities of production employees; ensures daily tasks and assignments are accomplished correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Leads and readily participates in product promotions and focuses.
  • Adheres to all food safety and sanitation requirements.  Consistently demonstrates knowledge of HACCP and Department of Health provisions, shares knowledge with team members for the purpose of training.
  • Trains team members and provides performance feedback, coaching, and counseling.
  • Effectively performs physical inventory on a quarterly basis, or as needed.
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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