Employment at Deep Roots Market

General Employment

Deep Roots Market is a successful community-owned business that seeks motivated, energetic and friendly people to join our team. Positions range from fill-in (occasional) hours to part- and full-time positions. Please download and print the application below to apply for a general staff position. You may bring your completed application to the store or mail it to us. We keep applications on file for six months.


Full-time Salaried Food Service Manager

Manager Purpose:

This is a salaried position reporting directly to the General Manager. The Food Service Manager is responsible for the daily execution of the prepared foods processes in our deli area. To supervise the ordering, receiving and stocking of all deli and cheese products. Plan and integrate in-store production of signature recipes into the mix. Meet department objectives for sales, margin and productivity goals for deli and cheese and to supervise and motivate staff. Is accountable for the overall deli performance and assumes the administrative responsibilities for deli financials and scheduling. The Food Service Manager will hire staff and ensure all new department associates receive proper training and supervision, as well as assist in store operations while providing prompt, friendly, courteous service to customers and staff.

STATUS:  Reports to Store Manager

SUPERVISES:  Food Service Staff




  • Treat customers and staff fairly with consistency
  • Ensure all staff provides efficient, informative, and friendly customer service
  • Provide all staff with product education that can be translated easily to customers
  • Hire qualified staff within established guidelines
  • Ensure effective on-the-job training
  • Provide timely, thorough and thoughtful performance evaluations
  • Take corrective counseling measures and/or disciplinary action as needed following established policy
  • Schedule staff within the allocated payroll hours to meet department needs
  • Conduct regular department meetings
  • Plan attractive deli and cheese sets, using color and texture to enhance displays
  • Ensure that displays are replenished and rotated
  • Plan seasonal case sets
  • Check for out-of-date products and record waste; review waste log and adjust orders accordingly
  • Ensure that certain products are appropriately signed with ingredients listings, allergens and special diets labeling
  • Work with the scanning department to ensure that accurate, up-to-date prices are reflected on shelf tags and signs
  • Ensure that food prep, storage and display areas are maintained in a clean, orderly condition to meet health department standards
  • Ensure that credits are requested -- follow up to confirm compliancy
  • Make certain that deliveries are handled immediately to ensure product integrity
  • Review invoices for accuracy: code, log and submit to accounting
  • Develop a core set of signature recipes
  • Plan the production schedule to include reheating hot food, prep for salad bar and sandwich production, and for production of signature recipes
  • Maintain all deli and cheese displays, prep and storage areas in a clean, orderly condition
  • Maintain department equipment in good working order; advise store manager of equipment repair or replacement needs
  • Ensure staff is practicing safe food handling practices, and is in compliance with the use of hair restraints and protective gloves
  • Plan hot bar menu and develop plan-o-grams for case sets
  • Communicate regulary with Food Service and Cheese staff regarding product deliveries
  • Maintain a calendar showing expected deliveries and potential arrival times
  • Work with Marketing to plan promotions, advertising and cross-merchandising
  • Encourage communication between yourself and staff
  • Meet sales, labor, inventory turns and margin goals for department
  • Review departmental financial information and take corrective action as needed
  • Ensure accurage and timely department inventory counts, with all information submitted to Accounting in a timely manner
  • Maintain records, including accurage shrink records and purchase log


  • Perform duties in a safe manner; follow safety procedures and promote a safe work environment
  • Abide by Deep Roots Market, Inc. Co-op policies and procedures, as outlined in the Employee Handbook and other company documents
  • Attend management meetings regularly
  • Perform other job-related tasks, as assigned by store manager
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule of days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Experience in food service; familiarity with natural foods/cooperatives a plus
  • Ability to supervise others effectively
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and delegate
  • Good to excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands and follow through on commitments
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Ability to work mostly on your feet for an entire shift, with frequent bending, stooping and reaching
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Important Notice

The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Deep Roots Market reserves the right to revise this job description at any time, and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change.

For consideration, please fill out and submit an application, cover letter, and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by September 30, 2014.