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To learn more about GFS Marketplace, go to www.gfsmarketplace.com. For questions regarding employment at GFS Marketplace, email: marketplacecareers@gfs.com.

If you are interested in applying for an opportunity at one of our new locations or any of our stores, click here or go to gfs.com and click on "Careers" and "Current Opportunities".

GFS is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Assistant Manager
Shift Leader
Retail Sales Associate

Assistant ManagerAs an Assistant Manager, you will develop and drive sales by implementing a "customer is king" mentality as you manage all aspects of store operations. You'll also have the opportunity to take on a variety of management roles to provide different focus areas for your development, including:

  • Merchandising Assistant Manager - Focused on ensuring quality products and programs through merchandising techniques, systems, training and inventory management.
  • Sales and Service Assistant Manager - Driving financial performance through outside/in-store sales while developing a strong service culture and providing hands-on leadership.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Maximizing operating results
  • Managing the maintenance and upkeep of the store
  • Interviewing, hiring, training, and retaining top notch, talented staff Serving as a mentor, coach and role model for your team
  • Driving professional and personal development through the phase training program
  • Assisting the budget management, variance and analyses and productivity improvements
  • Implementing the Cornerstone Values, Purpose and Philosophy of the organization
  • Taking on other duties as needed

Position Requirements:

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of management experience in foodservice, restaurant, grocery or retail environment or equivalent
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, email and Internet software
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, public speaking and written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, leadership and multitasking abilities
  • Talent for driving sales with a "Customer is King" focus
  • Flexibility to work 50+ hours/week with varying shifts that include weekends, holidays and occasional 6-day work weeks
  • Ability to provide 24/7 on-call support for alarms and emergencies
  • Must maintain a valid state driver’s license and safe driving record per GFS policy
  • Some meeting travel
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Bachelor's degree (preferred)

Working Conditions
Normal retail store environment. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, see, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, lift, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be mobile. The employee must frequently bend, lift, and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. This position profile may be changed at the discretion of the incumbent's supervisor.

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Performance Based Incentives
  • Vacation pay
  • Sick leave
  • Personal time
  • Short-/Long-term disability
  • Generous 401(k) matching program
  • Flexible spending
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Company-sponsored life insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Discount

Our stores are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day and close at 6 P.M. on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

To view all Assistant Manager opportunities and to apply go to www.gfs.com and click on "Careers" and "Current Opportunities".

Shift LeaderAs a Shift Leader, you will perform management assigned duties that may include customer service, cash management, inventory management, receiving inventory, stocking, store conditions, and operating a cash register. Assists the store management team in the daily management of store operations. In the absence of a store or assistant manager, the Shift Leader will supervise sales associates in the performance of their assigned duties and works a flexible schedule, as well as open and close the store.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Assist the management team, as assigned, in the management of daily store operations and assist in supervising associates in the performance of their assigned duties.
  • Execute store policies and procedures and all safety and security measures.
  • Performs cash handling functions including setting up tills, counting down tills, preparing/delivering bank deposits, and getting change for cashiers as assigned.
  • Ensure that all areas of the store are properly cleaned and maintained.
  • Support the training of associates to ensure that store condition standards, sales and customer service is maintained.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED, Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • One to two years previous customer service and supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, email and Internet software
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, public speaking and written/verbal communication skills
  • Talent for driving sales with a "Customer is King" focus
  • Must have good problem solving, customer service, communication and interpersonal skills to represent GFS Marketplace and have strong time management and organizational skills
  • Must maintain a valid state driver’s license and safe driving record per GFS policy
  • Availability to work flexible hours and work week required
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions
Normal retail store environment. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, see, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, lift, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be mobile. The employee must frequently bend, lift, and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. This position profile may be changed at the discretion of the incumbent's supervisor.

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Performance Based Incentives
  • Vacation pay
  • Sick leave
  • Personal time
  • Short-/Long-term disability
  • Generous 401(k) matching program
  • Flexible spending
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Company-sponsored life insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Discount

Our stores are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day and close at 6 P.M. on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

To view all Shift Leader opportunities and to apply go to www.gfs.com and click on "Careers" and then "Current Opportunities".

Retail Sales AssociateSales Associates are trained to perform the daily operations of Gordon Food Service (GFS) Marketplace stores by being cross-trained to perform the following functions: building customer sales, providing superior customer service, stocking, inventory management, front-end services, operating a cash register and maintaining store conditions.

Sales Associates that operate a cash register are responsible for ensuring accurate and efficient processing of customer purchases through the point of sale. Ensures security of assets including cash, checks, and merchandise. Will also be responsible for stocking during shift.

Sales Associates that perform stocking duties are responsible for accurately receiving and merchandising products, ensuring proper rotation and product quality audits. Additional responsibilities include: end cap and planogram execution; proper and accurate sales operations; sign printing and sign compliance; top stock, freezer, cooler and backroom organization and price maintenance procedures.

Sales Associates that perform Food Demonstrations are responsible for preparation and set-up of demo cart/display, distribution of samples of product from the monthly food demonstration guide, and suggestive selling. Additional responsibilities include maintaining quality standards for products, following all safety and sanitation guidelines, stocking and cashier duties.

Sales Associates will be cross-trained to perform other duties within the store.

Job Requirements

Education
Currently enrolled in a high school program, or high school diploma or general equivalent degree.

Experience

  • At least one year of customer service or sales experience in a retail environment preferred.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and customer service skills.
  • Must have the ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently or within a team environment.
  • Must have basic mathematical aptitude. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Basic computer skills, cash-handling experience and experience utilizing general office equipment, POS, RF Gun, and slicer preferred.

Working Conditions
Normal retail store environment. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, see, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, lift, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be mobile. The employee must frequently bend, lift, and/or move up to 50 pounds.

As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Competitive pay
  • Sales Associate incentive program
  • Flexible hours
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • Optional employee paid health and dental insurance plans available
  • A team-oriented, fun working environment

Our stores are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day and close at 6 P.M. on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

To view all Retail Sales Associate opportunities and to apply go to www.gfs.com and click on "Careers" and "Current Opportunities".