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Fred Meyer Murray’s Cheese Master

Company Name: Fred Meyer
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Summary:

Create a unique customer cheese experience that will embody the food passion, cheese knowledge, interactive customer service, team leadership and industry leading merchandising that is uniquely Murray's Cheese. Demonstrate proactive selling and superior product knowledge to maximize sales. Role model and demonstrate the Company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of self and others.
Fred Meyer also requires that all associates perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.
Essential Job Functions:

Model "Customer 1st" behavior; deliver and encourage other associates to deliver excellent customer service
Create and maintain the Murray's Cheese experience: interactive customer service, ongoing product education,, effective cross-selling, merchandising, and promoting designated products
Cut, wrap, and merchandise cheese and related grocery items
Maintain knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly staff trained in Murray's operations and products
Verify all Fred Meyer and Murray's policies, operating standards, food safety, and procedures are communicated effectively, maintained, and followed at all times
Place orders and maintain inventory
Set up weekly in-store selling events: cross-departmental tastings, classes, dinners
Contribute to store goals for increasing sales and improving profit
Effectively control shrink and waste by following Murray's and Fred Meyer's best practices
Control labor expenses through appropriate scheduling
Meet and/or exceed budgetary goals for the Murray's Cheese Shop
Maintain condition of the facilities
Promote and follow Company initiatives
All store management work with associates to manage all common associate areas (i.e. break rooms and training areas) to make sure they are inviting in appearance and reflect "Our People Are Great"
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus a minimum of two years retail and/or cheese/specialty cheese/food experience and two years customer service experience; or combination of relevant education and experience.
Minimum 18 years of age
Ability to pass drug test
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Complete Murray's Basic Skills Training and Murray's Red Jacket Training
Ability to work weekends on a frequent basis
Accuracy/attention to detail
Ability to organize/prioritize tasks/projects
Willing to taste cheese regularly following Fred Meyer Associate Sampling policy
Familiarity with cheese production terms and processes
Ability to continue education
Any licenses or certificates required by federal and/or state
Desired Previous Job Experience:

Knowledge of Fred Meyer policies, procedures, and organizational structure
Knowledge of imported and domestic cheese varieties, their flavor profiles and how they are made
Familiarity with foreign product names, pronunciation, and meaning of applicable foreign terms
Knowledge of industry trends in specialty cheeses
Strong merchandising skills
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
Experience working with specialty cheeses and food
Developing a level of expertise in presentation skills
Second language--French, Italian, Spanish
Related retail experience
Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day; Evening
Regions: West

Jobs at Fred Meyer: Based in Portland, Oregon with over 130 stores throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Alaska, Fred Meyer offers one-stop shopping with store employment opportunities in apparel, home, food, pharmacy and home electronics as well as opportunities in our division office in merchandise and product development, store operations, customer communications, public affairs, food and pharmacy.  We are always searching for individuals who share our passion for service, leadership, honesty and diversity. Whether you like working with people, numbers or ideas, you can find a home at Fred Meyer. And with stores and offices across the Pacific Northwest, we have opportunities for talented individuals if you prefer to be closer to the mountains, ocean, or city.
Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates

About the company

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.

Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit

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