Service Meat Manager

Posting Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Monroe, LA

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 205 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Develops and presents new recipes and ideas for customers to try with different meats, fish, and other gourmet market items. Maintains product levels and quality control in market and seafood department by adhering to all regulatory food safety practices. Manages achievement of department sales and profits using acceptable business practices.  Provides leadership of department personnel. Promotes customer service and sales building practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists Market Manager with responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, training and developing partners; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining partners; and scheduling, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Reviews historical data to predict future sales from ads and promotions. Manages inventory using item management processes to ensure satisfactory in-stock levels. Reviews profit and loss, sales, shrink, and labor data; provides verbal or written summary to upper management regarding any related issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving sales performance, financial results, public relations, product quality, and work standards.
  • Checks inventory on trucks, unloads products, and ensures accuracy of inventory, product ordering, and associated paperwork.
  • Cuts, weighs, packages, and labels product. Uses non-precision and precision tools and/or instruments to cut or saw unfinished meat products into desired sizes, shapes, and/or weights.
  • Enforces quality control and food safety standards by ensuring products are stocked and rotated properly, packaging and pricing products, and placing them on trays for display. Makes fine judgements about aroma, texture, and color to inspect prepared foods for freshness. Adheres to all governmental product origin labeling.
  • Processes meat by removing fat, tenderizing, grinding, and/or cutting to proper thickness and size.
  • Researches easy-to-prepare foods such as kabobs, stuffed products, etc., and prepares ingredient labels and cooking directions.
  • Promotes product sales through use of suggestive selling initiatives.
  • Provides friendly and customer service-oriented attitude by greeting customers, answering questions, and responding to customer complaints.
  • Maintains clean, safe and sanitary working and shopping environment by adhering to Company safety procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of market department operations.
  • Advanced knowledge of scheduling software systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of in-store ordering machine and inventory management processes.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to read and operate digital equipment, meters, dials, and/or calibrated scales.
  • Ability to safely operate and maintain department equipment.
  • Ability to safely work with sharp objects such as saws, meat grinder, knives, box cutters, etc.
  • Ability to use non-precision and precision hand tools.
  • Ability to operate a manual or electric pallet jack.
  • Ability to safely operate hazardous tools and equipment such as a bailer, etc.
  • Ability to work well with fellow partners and promote a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (in written and verbal form) with customers and partners.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • High school Diploma or GED required and two or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required. Prerequisite experience as a meatcutter, apprentice, and/or manager trainee preferred.
  • Food Handler certification required
  • Manager Food Safety certification required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Continuously required to stand or walk.
  • Continuously required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to bend, kneel, squat, or stoop.
  • Frequently required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Attendance at work is required.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in a retail store.
  • Frequently exposed to extreme cold conditions (non-weather).
  • Frequently exposed to wet, slippery or damp conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to equipment with sharp blades or edges.
  • Frequently exposed to cleaning agents.
  • Moderate to loud noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.