The LI Taste NY Market Lead Store Clerk supports the Taste NY Market at Long Island Welcome Center, Farmers' Markets and related activities. Primary responsibilities include ensuring the LI TNY store is operating smoothly, including inventory management, assisting customers in a food service setting, assisting with self -serve check out, maintaining clean and organized work stations and ensuring a clean guest area. Knowledge of inventory software and NCR POS software, assisting Shift Supervisor with staff scheduling, training of newly hired Sales Clerks, assisting with purchasing and concession inventory. Must be able to assist when needed in maintaining cash banks with Shift Supervisor, Market Manager and Assistant Manager, operation of cash register, cash controls, inventory, transport to the store, customer service, food service and record keeping. Lead Sales Clerk must be able to perform all duties of Sales Clerks. The Lead Sales Clerk is expected to discuss NYS agriculture and local food products with customers to engage them in these areas and to provide information upon request about the food and farm products sold in the store. Lead Clerk must follow health safety and sanitation guidelines for all products. Anticipates customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues. Inspect the store for cleanliness and organization as needed. Lead Clerk must possess the ability to communicate effectively with managers and co-workers. Must be able to follow and create already developed coffee recipes. Must have the ability to recommend daily coffee choices to the customer from the menu list.
· Associates Degree or High School Diploma/GED and one year of relevant experience;
· 2 years retail sales experience.
· Ability to complete basic math in a fast-paced environment;
· Ability to work with the public;
· Attention to detail;
· Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register;
· Ability to learn and use Fishbowl Inventory and Point of Sale System;
· Ability to manage sales clerk staff and purchase concession items, consumables and janitorial goods;
· Ability to use or learn to use MS Word and excel;
· Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position;
· Ability to meet acceptable background check standards;
· Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
· Microsoft Office proficiency (especially excel);
· Experience working in customer service and retail environments;
· Understanding of basic marketing;
· Financial accounting and order tracking;
· Ability to handle multiple tasks;
· Proficiency with internet based communications;
· Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension
· Knowledge of agriculture and agricultural practices.
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Provide input to assist LI-TNY Market Manager, Assistant Market Manager and Shift Supervisors with planning for scheduling, training and inventory.
Greets, assists and serves the needs of LI-TNY store customers.
Store inspection, organization and recordkeeping. Must assist in maintaining a clean facility.
Replenishment of store supplies and assists with inventory. Track product inventory.
Assist with product ordering. Re-stock shelves and coolers.
Cash Controls and Cash Bank – follow all procedures for cash controls and assist Shift Supervisor and or Market Manager and Assistant Market Manager with cash bank.
Receive and log scheduled deliveries.
Prepare purchase orders for concession, consumable and janitorial items.
Assist with promotion of agri-tourism in NYS.
Work with vendors to learn about their products and train sales clerks about those products.
Promote local farms, produce, food and products displayed to customers.
Maintain equipment, troubleshoot if necessary and call for repair as directed.
Serve coffee and assist customers with coffee choices.
Provide training and assign duties to LI-TNY Sales Clerk staff.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety (Applies to all duties and functions)
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy (Applies to all duties and functions)
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for this position, you mustcomplete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and references (PDF or Microsoft Word format).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance
Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County are considered internal applicants. Please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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