Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Topeka


Lead Barista

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

Meet and surpass service standards by providing customers with prompt, quality coffee selection, sales assistance and preparation. Monitor total department conditions and follow through to maintain standards. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports.
Increase sales through effective marketing and merchandising of products in the department.
Assist in supervision and direction of associates to guarantee quality customer service.
Delegate job assignments and responsibilities to associates in accordance with duty rosters.
Order and maintain stock and supplies; monitor conditions and appearance of supplies throughout the department.
Monitor code dates and product rotation; remove out of code product.
Train barista clerks on all policies and drink recipes.
Write department schedules, coordinating requests and bids and business needs.
Assist customers in the selection and purchase of specialty coffee beverages and whole bean sales.
Operate equipment (e.g., knives, espresso machine, blender) according to company guidelines.
Maintain customer service area and equipment in a clean and appealing manner.
Prepare a variety of customer beverage orders, such as espresso drinks and Coffee of the Day.
Execute and adhere to all coffee bar programs, policies and promotions.
Follow store policies and procedures for operational flow at each station.
Perform cleaning tasks in accordance with cleaning standards and work as a store team player.
Present oneself professionally, provide clear communication, and be prompt, tactful, calm and courteous in all customer and associate interactions.
Perform equipment maintenance in accordance with preventative maintenance checklist.
Follow cash handling and register policies.
Follow inventory stocking and recording guidelines.
Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
Maintain flexibility to work any shift.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications:

Effective written and oral communication skills
Able to calmly, courteously, and tactfully handle stressful situations and make a positive impression on associates and customers
Must be a trained and advanced store trained Starbuck’s certified barista
Desired Previous Job Experience:

Past work record reflects dependability and integrity
Prior food handling experience
Supervisory skills
Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day; Evening
Regions: Midwest

Jobs at Dillons, Baker's, and Gerbes: At Dillons, Baker's, and Gerbes, we are always looking for friendly and reliable people for a variety of positions, including management opportunities for those with retail management experience. We offer competitive wages and benefits, a flexible schedule, and room for career advancement. If you're interested in a new opportunity with our company, complete an online application today.
Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.
 Posting Notes:  KS || Topeka || 4015 Sw 10Th Ave || 66604 || Dillons || [[mfield2]] || Customer Service; Store Operations || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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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