Grocery Help

Old Tappan Food Corp | Old Tappan, NJ

Posted Date 9/20/2022


Grocery Clerk


Job Summary:

To deliver a great customer experience while pricing, stocking and rotating merchandise in the Grocery Department; to maintain a neat, clean and visually appealing department and to perform other tasks as required in an efficient and safe manner, within Company policy.


Required Qualifications:

The minimum required qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ability to proficiently read, write, speak, analyze, interpret, and understand the English language.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Ability to perform basic math.
  • Ability to stand/walk for the duration of a scheduled shift.
  • Ability to stand, bend, twist, reach, push, pull and regularly lift 25 lbs., and occasionally lift 60 lbs.
  • Ability to work with fresh, dried and/or processed products, spices and powdered substances without negative allergic consequences.
  • Ability to tolerate dust and cleaning agents during routine housekeeping duties.
  • Ability to climb a ladder to retrieve items from overhead racking and storage areas.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a friendly and helpful way.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Job Functions:

Performance of the essential functions of this position requires the team members to possess the minimum qualifications listed above. These functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a clean, neat, organized and safe work environment, including utensils and equipment in accordance with the Department of Sanitation and standards.    
  • Keep the floor clear of debris and spills.
  • Greet all customers and provide them with prompt, courteous service and assistance.
  • Observe all safety regulations when operating equipment.
  • Maintain Unit Price Labels (tags) for all items, doing price changes as required.
  • Check prices and be knowledgeable about the locations of items in the store.
  • Promote for sale any current charitable promotions to Customers.
  • Keep shelves and displays fully stocked and faced at all times.
  • Follow all safety procedures relating to opening cartons and proper rotation of product.
  • Monitor Grocery storage area for cleanliness, neatness and preparing for the next shift (i.e. making bale, reclamation, plastic, pallets).
  • Handle damaged or return-to-stock products according to Company policy, with priority attention given to refrigerated, perishable items, and sell by date.
  • Maintain and order merchandise to keep the product in stock, including using the handheld terminal.
  • Use and maintain equipment in good working order; immediately advise Department Manager or Store Management of any maintenance or equipment problems.
  • Operate a baler or compactor.
  • Be knowledgeable of the Company’s program and adhere to manufacturer’s label instructions for the safe and proper use of all chemical products.
  • Fully stock and rotate all merchandise in cases, shelves, and other applicable displays according to tag allocation and department standards.
  • Unload and secure received product in appropriate storage areas using power or hand jack, carts or U-boats as needed.
  • Block and face all products in accordance with Company policy or as assigned.
  • Understand and adhere to Company shrink guidelines as relates to Grocery Operations.
  • Ensure that featured sale merchandise is attractively signed to stimulate sales.
  • Accurately record markups and markdowns, in-store use of merchandise, and bad merchandise/spoilage write-offs in accordance with Company policies.
  • Assist Department Manager as needed.
  • Utilize and maintain equipment as required by department; report any equipment problems immediately.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Local, State and Federal regulations as they pertain to the Grocery Operations.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Company rules, policies, safety requirements, and security standards and all Local, State and Federal health and civil code regulations.  
  • Perform duties in accordance with hand washing standards and use disposable gloves when handling food.
  • Unload trucks and transport merchandise to the Grocery Department that weights 25 lbs., and that occasionally weights 60 lbs.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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