Cheese Specialist

Cheese Specialist

Hy-Vee | Grimes, IA, 50111, US
Salary Range:$28,000 – $32,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 14 days ago

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At Hy-Vee our people are our strength. We promise "a helpful smile in every aisle" and those smiles can only come from a workforce that is fully engaged and committed to supporting our customers and each other.

Job Description:

Job Title: Cheese Specialist

Department: Delicatessen

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Function:

As a Cheese Specialist, this position will be responsible for filling customer orders, handling food in a safe manner, ordering and receiving products, making sure orders are correct, and labeling, dating, and putting product away. Additionally you will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient customer service to customers and team members.

Core Competencies

* Partnerships
* Growth mindset
* Results oriented
* Customer focused
* Professionalism

Reporting Relations:

Accountable and Reports to: District Store Director, Store Manager, Assistant Managers of; Perishables, Store Operations, and Health Wellness Home; Food Service Director; Deli Department Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service by exhibiting caring, concern and patience in all customer interactions and treating customers as the most important people in the store.
* Smiles and greets customers in a friendly manner, whether the encounter takes place in the employee's designated department or elsewhere in the store.
* Makes an effort to learn customers' names and to address them by name whenever possible.
* Assists customers by: (examples include)
* escorting them to the products they're looking for
* securing products that are out of reach
* loading or unloading heavy items
* making note of and passing along customer suggestions or requests
* performing other tasks in every way possible to enhance the shopping experience.

* Answers the telephone promptly when called upon, and provides friendly, helpful service to customers who call including taking customer orders.
* Takes customer orders at the Delicatessen counter.
* Works with co-workers as a team to ensure customer satisfaction and a pleasant work environment.
* Reviews orders for the day.
* Understands and practices proper sanitation procedures and ensures the work area is always clean and neat.
* Reviews the status and appearance of the food for freshness.
* Ensures that an adequate food supply is ready and on hand and develops or follows a production list.
* Anticipates product needs for the department on a daily basis.
* Prepares, finishes, and replenishes product as necessary.
* Pulls product from cooler/freezer for preparation.
* Checks in product, puts product away, and review invoices.
* Runs the department register and receives payment, makes change, etc, where applicable.
* Removes trash in a timely manner.
* Maintains strict adherence to department and company guidelines related to personal hygiene and dress.
* Adheres to company policies and individual store guidelines.
* Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

* Washes dishes as necessary.
* Orders product and supplies as necessary.
* Prices product for customers as necessary.
* Delivers orders as needed.
* Assists in other areas of store as needed.
* Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

* Must have the ability to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or verbal instructions; deal with a few concrete variables.
* Ability to do simple addition and subtraction; copying figures, counting and recording.
* Possess the ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions; write identifying information; request supplies orally or in writing.

Education and Experience:

* High school or equivalent experience with Food Safety Certification and completed on-line cheese training.
* Six months or more of similar or related experience.

Physical Requirements:

* Must be physically able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and exert 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
* Visual requirements include vision from 20 inches or less to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, and field of vision.
* Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions:

This position is continually exposed to meat, cheese, dust, noise, and temperature extremes. There is occasional exposure to cleaning chemicals/solvents. This is a fast paced work environment with significant pressure.

Equipment Used to Perform Job:

Slicer, scale, shrink wrap machine, register, walk in cooler, knives, serving cases, and C.A.R.S. system.


Has daily contact with internal customers and the general public. Has weekly contact with suppliers/vendors. Has contact with Federal/State Governmental or Regulatory Agencies as necessary.

Are you ready to smile, apply today.