Artisan Bread Specialist

The purpose of this position is to educate and develop relationships with our customers and continually grow our sales in the artisan bread category. This person will be cutting artisan breads for customers using slicers and knives, preparing, baking and packaging crostinis, sampling products at the artisan counter and throughout the store, stocking the artisan counter and providing exceptional customer service.
Follows established departmental and store policies and procedures
Ensures the quality and freshness of all products and services the bakery provides
Responsible for maintaining the appropriate product assortment and inventory levels for the artisan bread counter
Confirms pricing accuracy and signage for all artisan bread products, paying particular attention to ad items
Ensures the artisan area is cleaned and sanitized daily and meets the company standards for appearance
Delivers excellent customer service to all customers
Educates customers about ingredients, flavor, cooking suggestions, and caring for Harmons' artisan breads
Removes prior day's bread from the shelf and tracks waste
Ensures that artisan breads and rolls are displayed all day throughout the store including the salad bar area
Prepares, packages, labels and displays crostinis
Actively promotes and sells the artisan breads through sampling at the artisan bread counter and throughout the store
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A high school diploma or GED preferred; 1 year of bakery or sales experience preferred; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Current Food Handler's Permit
Enjoys working with and handling artisan breads and dough
Enjoys cooking and eating a variety of artisan bread products
Ability to sell and promote
Basic math skills used to half or double recipes
Knowledge of baking procedures and times
Ability to interpret policies and procedures
Excellent organization and planning skills
Must possess solid communication skills, including verbal and listening skills in order to effectively and efficiently communicate with customers and fellow associates
Must possess the ability to accept constructive review and be accountable for one's own success as well as the success of your team
Makes logical, significant decisions using general, recognized skills and techniques
Must possess integrity, a positive attitude, be mission-driven, and be self-directed with a demonstrated passion for Harmons' mission and commitment to working collaboratively
Continually strives to be product minded, customer minded, personnel minded, detailed, forward focused and consistent
Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is generally performed in a safe and comfortable store environment with the possibility of frequent exposure to hot, cold, slippery, dusty (due to flour particles) and wet conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to grasp, push, pull, carry, stoop, twist, crouch, and reach; perform tasks requiring repetitive motion, particularly in the wrist and hand, and eye, hand and foot coordination; hear and respond to customer inquiries. Also requires standing, walking and bending throughout the entire work day and the ability to maneuver heavy objects weighing up to 30 pounds from location to location.
Contact: Harmons Grocery
Email: jasonfrank@harmonsgrocery.com
Interested applicants should email their resumes to jasonfrank@harmonsgrocery.com!

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